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problem is with twohand weapons though.
1. They are slow. To slow. It can be a problem to generate resources. (as said CAN).
2. There is no viable alternative to a Skorn, unless youre talking about those one in a billion doom hammers that float around which dont even appear on the auction house. Thats how rare they are. The Ik Hammer? Useless. Daybos for monks? You must be joking ...
3. Survivability with a Skorn is worse compared to DW because attack speed is still a very important stat. Once you push to 4-5 attacks per second you really start to see the effect. If you hit enemies with a Skorn, you have the issue, that either you do full damage, or almost none, the slow attack speed makes sure that geting life back can be a gamble sometimes, with the high attack speed of DW you get a constant stream of "life" back as you simply hit more often with a higher chance to gain back life. And you dont have to stack attack speed in every possible slot.
To me there's no opposing Skorn to 1 handers, I don't use them for the same thing.
XP farming with Rend build, I go Skorn. Anything else, 1 handers, notably Ubers where it's so easy to lose WOTB chasing Magda when using a skorn
for XP farming, Skorn with Rend is way better than any DW.
i have a high dps skorn (kinda low budget) with no Life Steal and my 3.0LL from belt is all i need.
almost all white mobs melt with 1 rend at mp10
But for Ubers DW is the way to go.
Edited by BigBen#1669 on 9/24/2013 5:12 AM PDT
I have 1000+ hours on my barb. Skorn barbs kill elites in high mps way faster than duel wield ever can. Resources might be a problem. But ONLY IF there are not many mobs around all the time and/or you are in a group; all you have to do here is replace overpower with HOTA. Then use HOTA with rend, and with the regular WOTB spec. If there is one powerful mob left, use HOTA, and you will have no resources problem.
Basically the speed at which skorn kills stuff in high mps, greatly out-weights the negative affects of 2 hands (assuming you have good gear & don't die all the time).
The only way a duel wield set up can kill as fast as my skorn, is if my dual wield setup has 400k damage un-buffed (if not more).
Edited by Banksownus#1123 on 9/24/2013 5:18 AM PDT
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