- Finesse hits are doubled in t5+t6 (possibly RF too)
- Finesse hits cannot crit
- Finesse hits ignore (some) shields
- Finesse hits might not count towards aggro ( uncertain, if anyone knows more let us know )
As mentioned before some t5 runes are more desirable than others
Here my personal opinion of what to strive for, if you d have to choose.
The ranking takes in consideration which benefits not only the class but the whole raid the most.
It is only meant as a rough guide wether the effort to get the t5 rune is worth to you, take it as you will.
Look at it as a “what class should get the t5 rune first ranking”
Herald of Xotli - damage and duration increase of Burn to Death dot boosts your dmg output by alot. 1x finesse hit combo
Barbarian - the increased reaver stack duration makes your life so much easier to maintain your stacks. This means you dont loose alot of damage if you have to pause for abit and continously can use your “savage fury” to buff your team. 2x finesse hit combos
Demonologist - An addtitional extra Pet as well chance for your pets to proc extra finesse hit and finesse hit on your core spells.
Guardian and Conqueror - extra passive Critigation Amount and upt to 2 active Bonus effects regarding to your aura/stance. Since Conqueror and Guardian can easily switch their stance/aura its very versatile and useful in all fights.
Assassine - debuff consuption with face stab for nice buff. 2x finesse hit combos
Ranger - advantage duration increase and 2x core finesse combos
Necromancer - critical damage increase for pestilant blast. finesse hit for core spell
Nice to have:
Pom/Tos/Bs - bonus healing and 10% Uholy/Fire/Poison Protection Buff for everyone hit by your big heal
Dark Templar - 1x finesse buff depending on which covenant active. Extra critigation amount
Note: For the Dark Templar and the non HoX/Barb classes, if you have, a Rune of the Exile in most cases just as good. As well for DT specific i think the Pet Arena Rune is on par to the t5 rune in regards of tanking if you want to safe your tokens for something else and dont have the Rune of Exile (!Arena pet Rune does not boost or give any damage, just more prot/mitigation).
Why do i rate DT as just nice to have? - You only can proc 1 finesse buff and the covenant you have active almost never matches what you need for the current situation (who uses pestilence in prot fight or even uses anything other than arms as tali dt) as well you have to use a combo you never really need in a raid (because poms debuff enemy for you and the combo is just dps loss ) and it doesnt proc a damage effect. The only really good effect is when you have a protection fight and you use covenant of invilnerability and get the extra crit buff. But for damage the rune of the exile is so much better for dt and for mitiagtion/protection you can use the arena rune which always gives you 5% protection and! mitigation at the same time as long as you use mana-/stamina pot. Which is basically 100% uptime if used correctly. Ofc if you have the opportunity to easily get tokens the t5 rune is nice to have (extra crtigation and ok finesse buffs). But if you dont i d rather use the tokens to buy the 1hb from t5 and hope for the hate necklace first before getting it. But thats just my personal opinion.