You should have stayed logged off...Originally Posted by Anthara
Heroic Strike, as has been pointed out, is only useful as a rage dump and should only be used as such.
However... it is considered a yellow attack and therefore it is not subject to glancing blows. Your statement is missing the word "white" which is your autoattack. Heroic strike is not a white hit.
Special attacks are not subject to the dual wield penalty. They have, I believe, an 8% base chance to miss. When you equip a weapon in your off hand all of your white attacks are subject to a 27% base chance to miss. 27-8=19 This is where he got his 19% extra chance to hit.
I would explain the faster weapon = more damage from heroic strike part to you, but I probably lost you at the 27-8 part. Suffice it to say that its close to the same mechanics that leads tanks to prefer faster weapons when tanking and stay away from slower ones.
So in essence, the poster you were quoting was correct about the mechanics of heroic strike but wrong about its usage. Which someone already commented on and makes your post completely pointless, but does wonders at making you look like an idiot. Congratulations