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    Hi all, Im new to coercer and after having read a lot about coercers Im a bit confused. Everything I find says I should have about 600 MA and use a 2 hander, most say I need to time my hits tho some dont. Just now I decided to have a look and see what green adornments the coercer on a good raid guild use (Equilibrium on AB). I was surprised while doing so to see that they are using greens with spell weapon damage/hit on them so I looked at them closer. Not only do they not spec for MA (average is around 200 or so) but use 1 handers and wands and spec for wand usage. Can anyone help me understand whats going on?

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    According to some, once you have enough of the very top end raid gear, you can achieve high enough spell weapon stats to make a viable ranged auto attack spec. Its fairly obvious from the Coercer and Illy sections that this spec doesn't parse as high as a melee spec from purely an auto attack stand point. How you do benefit, however, is from no longer having to time your auto attacks (or auto being halted often if you choose not to time it) so you'll get noticeably more spells in per minute. You also get the significant benefit of being able to do all your damage from 25 metres away, with less moving around on mobs where you have to joust.

    I'm still with melee spec atm, seeing as most mobs my guild can kill you can stand in melee range for. Also I'm not sure you can reach 100% aoe auto on spell weapon stats, in which case you're losing a significant amount of proc damage, and swings to proc item based procs.
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    too boring without having to time auto attack if you ask me

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    With the mobs high end guilds are killing (hm sg), there really isn't much opportunity to safely go in with a 2h. The 2h is better, imo, on trash parses that don't really matter, but with the fights that matter for top tier coercers, wand spec is supreme.

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    More attacks = more proc dmg. Wand spec is vastly superior, and the margin between the two will only grow when we can get 100% spell ae auto.
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