Got fast 10ilvl higher with new items in 5.2, currently in 507 ilvl, and along with the arms changes i wanted to test arms dps spec.
On dummie i do about 9-10 k more dps selfbuffed as arms. Tested it in one raid, doing council and tortos, and was pretty pleased with arms. My problem is that with current gear i have 2% more hit than needed and there is no way to lower it. This extra hit could be usefull as fury though. Still on paper I do more dps as arms than as fury , at least on single target.
For sure arms dps has way easier rotation and it seems to do if not more at least equal dps to fury.
Have you tested Arms dps recently and what do you think of it? you prefer it for both aoe and single target? how much crit you going for as arms? what talent do you prefer as aoe in arms spec?
and sitenote dont rely too much on numbers from dummies since you lack alot of buffs aswell as debuffs from other classes on the target
Arms and TG Fury are roughly the same and SMF slightly ahead from 500-510 ilvl. Once you get past that both SMF and TG will be greater than Arms due to scaling. However the difference is not that much - only about 3-4%. So play what you like - Arms rotation is easier but suffers from robotic repetitiveness, Fury rotation is dynamic and fun but suffers from some RNG dependency.