I just got an Anima-Touched Blade of Warding and even though it is just barely epic I’m getting faster kills than with my Mythic 1 weapons AR and ELE, even with only a few abilities and passives unlocked – flowing strike/spirit blade/tempess/hurricane with eye of storm/measure twice cut once/masterpiece – besides which it heals me steadily proportional to the damage I do in a way that keeps health up unless I do something really stupid.
Yet in discussions of this weapon I see people lamenting the “wasted slot” that Spirit Blade takes up, while this is in fact one of the most awesome abilities I have seen and many tend to regard it as a low-dps weapon when my admittedly novice experience is the opposite.
I can see the problem with the absence of group heals/buffs but it seems these could be relegated to the secondary.
Some questions: Does the healing effect of the blade draw aggro in dungeons as I’m told other heals used by DPS’s do?
When the blade icon is full blue and the grip is empty does it still have the spirit blade buff?
What does it mean when the blade shows full blue but the broken blade image is still up?
What’s the best way to generate Chi? Spamming the basic ability, Flowing Strike seems to work, but not always fast enough.