I apologize because this question is based on a quote that I read somewhere which I am now unable to find.
The quote basically said something along the lines of "you cannot expect your offspec artifact weapon(s) to be as good as your mainspec artifact weapon".
Now, there's several ways I can see this be true so let me first state my question and then pose several possible ways this can be answered.
The question is this: Is this depending on the initial choice of weapon, when you first get to choose on level 100, or not?
Note: I know I will get all the weapons through quests that unlock on level 102. This is not a question of whether I will only have one weapon.
The way I see it, there could be several ways this quote is true:
- Your initial choice means you have now chosen your mainspec weapon. There's some kind of limit in effect on what the offspec weapons can become in terms of power.
Your initial choice means nothing other than which weapon you will have available for level 100-102 until you complete the quests on 102.
Instead your choice of weapon to put artifact weapon into will be the one determining which weapon is the most powerful at that time. Over time all your artifact weapons can become the maximum they can be.
I think this is the right answer but I want to know for sure.
- Putting artifact power into one weapon will make it more costly for all the weapons, meaning that the weapons you didn't put power into are now more expensive to "level up", meaning again that this is implied by your choice of which weapon to put artifact power into more than the initial choice.
The reason I ask is that since I read the above mentioned quote, I took no chances and picked Holy as the weapon when I was given the choice since my mainspec will be healing. This means that for level 100-102 I can either quest as holy, with the weapon, or as shadow/discipline, with my Draenor crafted staff.
However, if it is more a "over time" thing then if I for instance keep questing and leveling as Shadow, and put artifact power into the Shadow weapon, then I can later on start working on the holy weapon.
Basically my question is: Did the initial choice lock anything in stone?