Using 1 gcd every 7-8 seconds to get 30m+ bleeds doesn’t seem like a big tradeoff to me on other warriors I would take that deal all day long.
For w/ch and w/d I agree that a bleed with permanent uptime and no consequences can be too strong and I am open to Seren’s suggestion to half the dmg or other suggestions.
Using flawless slash on my video wouldn’t add any value to the video the hole point is that using 1 slash per second denies bleed from proc’ing.
The tradeoff is some bosses or mobs die so fast that for example Warrior/Scout is better of using high DPS skills. If you know target will survive bleed procs, then Slash early makes sense. But that delays high DPS skills => tradeoff and Player has to decide which macro to use.
If Warrior/Champ and Warrior/Druid get the Update based on your post it is without tradeoff, because no brain Power and decision fatigue needed.
I hope we agree here.
Regarding implementing a fair tradeoff:
Seren actually suggested half DMG with 1 sec Bleedproc which results in equal DPS to regular DMG with 2 sec proc. I disagree with this as well.
I think a fair tradeoff would be your first suggestion but with half dmg.
Or Serens suggestion with 1 sec bleed proc but 25% original Bleedproc DMG (equals 50% bleeddmg with 2 sec proc).
Yep I totally agree with you in the outcome there for w/ch and w/d, and I would be fine with either one of the suggestions.
My point about wasting 1 gcd tradeoff being a no brainer too is true in pretty much all relatively higher inis like a DC b4 burst or Nom hm bosses… and in those situations is where bleed makes most difference anyway imho.