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How exactly does this work with weapons dmg and duel wielding? Is it based off your mh, both weapons, or an average of the dps between the two?
Sadly it seems alot of the DH's skills favor using a 2hr over duel wielding, even with the xtra hatred generation from duel wielding.
Can anyone confirm this?
Edited by AdjutantXIII on 3/21/2012 7:55 PM PDT
It has been proven somewhere by a blue that it was the MAIN hand that scaled the damage. Before when dual wielding they had it alternate the main hand and offhand. Obvious the more damage comes from 2hander but the attackspeed comes from 1handers
Edited by Renig on 3/21/2012 8:36 PM PDT
I'm pretty sure this isn't true. AFAIK, a blue talked about how with SOME abilities(mostly ones that spend a resource) the damage was calculated from main hand. If you can give me a quote otherwise, please do so.
The advantage to dual wielding is a 15% attack speed bonus.
The advantage to damage being calculated from main hand is that now you can get a higher damage, slower main hand and a lower damage, faster off hand.
The advantage to this is that you # of attacks per second controls how fast you can fire off your abilities. So, you want the fastest AVERAGE attack speed(including the 15% bonus for dual wield) you can get with the highest main hand damage you can find.
The trick is the 2 hand xbows both need to be similar dps or your kinda screwed.
Hope this helps ya.
edit: hmmm.... I just actually read the thread you posted from Bashiok. He doesn't sound too certain of himself.
I hope he's wrong. :(
Edited by Zanathos on 3/23/2012 5:19 AM PDT
No he doesn't and their are foreseen complications with the current setup and duel wielding.
You don't pull additional damage sources from your OH.
It isn't an average calculation of the two weapons.
The demon hunter gets a quiver its using a 2hr which changes the discrepancy even more.
I'm going to make a post in the general forums about this.
you can see the APS update as you hold down RF, toggling when wielding 2 completely different APS weapons
take a starter initiates hand xbow; does 2 damage each RF every time
put on a 18.5 dps xbow; the things RF arrows never hit for under 5
put on both; watch as your numbers scatter 2's with a mix of 5-20's
To maximize DPS between single/dual wielding check final DPS on your char screen; the x1.15 multiplier with two alternating weapons depends on static +damage bonuses (when present). *Unless you know wtf you are doing, don't attempt that with napkin math
Just to be clear here, Yes you make/spend a point of hatred faster, but the multiplier on your DPS is always x1.15
It won't 'double dip' to net +32.25% damage due to faster hatred depletion/creation
Edited by Korba on 3/23/2012 8:30 AM PDT
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