3 months ago ::
Mar 09, 2013 - 11:19AM
Cleave does not give more damage overall. You actually made the mistake that the developers did back when they made PH1.
Twinstrike double-dips on every bonus to damage rolls you get. Weapon focus/ elemental damage boost? Doubley effective now. Enhancement bonus? Twice as effective. Item bonus (Iron Arbmands of Power)? Twice as effective. Untyped light-blade bonuses (Deft blade, Light Blade Expertise)? Doubley effective. Whetstones? Double dipped. Cleric or something else give you a buff? Twice as effective. Deft Hurler forces you to pick two targets, and thus is distinctly less viable for bursting than twin-strike, and is at-best as-good as twinstrike.
Twinstrike also has the exact same targeting as cleave (two) even with deft hurler, and you can also focus fire if you need to. If you have Deft Hurler, Throw and Stab is basically redundant and should be dropped, as it doesn't let you mark and will do around the same damage as deft hurler.
Compared to Twin-strike and deft-hurler cleave, Throw and stab is just plan bad. Drop it and take Heroic Effort, because the usefulness of the human racial power cannot be overstated.