I don't do hard number-crunching (that I leave to Lealla) but from the overall DPS that I can see on these 2 daggers is that they are both significantly superior to Malch and MSG Shiv. The Blade of Seration is 102.9 dps to the Malch's 91 dps. I'd be happier if the Seration was 1.8 speed instead of 1.7 but this is more than offset by its 11 additional dps. The Swift Blade of Uncertainty also has a significantly higher overall dps of 103 to the MSG Shiv's 97 dps. And when you tak into account the stats on the new daggers, I don't think there's really any question that these daggers outperform Malch and MSG Shiv.
As for me and Mera, we're most likely going for the leather chest and pants since we're swords and not daggers. I miss being daggers because I miss the good ol' fashioned burst damage but it is REALLY nice not to have to always maneuver to the back of the boss/mob in order to backstab it.
Yeah, Mera REALLY needs that chestpiece because I think she is still wearing a blue chestpiece and she wasnt lucky enough to get the one from Netherspite.
And thank god that the 25-man bosses will be dropping badges in 2.4 as well; that alone will help us gear up. And yeah, we can still do kara runs in the meantime as well. I think Brulan's Kara run last week made a full clear in 4 hours and they got 22 badges. I was miffed that I didn't make it onboard that time. I only have about 25 badges on Shar atm, but 72 on Stask. That reminds me, what sort of new badge gear is coming out for druids?
"I am unworthy of any respect. True story." -Brulan
Recorded for posterity. He had no idea how right he was.