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Ok the more I play, the less and less this sits right with me. I think something is up. Maybe a bug, maybe un-tuned stats, but something's not right.
I rolled a Barbarian in hopes of swinging a gigantic 2-hander like a raging juggernaut. I'm currently lvl 20 and I've made a couple observations:
I've got some screenshot evidence.
Check these out and see what I'm talking about.
So, it does LESS damage at a MUCH slower rate. Why would I ever want to do that when I can do more damage per swing, and at a much faster pace to boot? 2-hander damage needs to be increased to be competitive with dual wielding. This is my proof. You cannot deny that it's funky.
I know you're not supposed to fish for Blue posts, but I really think someone needs to take a look at this. It's just not right.
PS: I did post this on the General forums already. Figured I'd put it here in a seemingly more appropriate place. Link to original thread:
Edited by sylar2jz#1594 on 5/15/2012 5:35 PM PDT
thats the prob in many rpgs
finding ONE 2h weapon that is good is hard enough
compared to playing dual weapons where u can "half upgrade" every time u find a better weapon
the fact that attack speed is also calculated in DOTs makes 2H weapons even less appealing
casting speed is also affected by weapon speed.
seriously i love 2h weapons but most games dont reward u enough to really use em
I think your results come down to this, the damage on 2 handers scales more with higher tiers.
Military Axe (2H) 33 base DPS, LVL 21
Marauder Axe (1H) 28.6 DPS, LVL 21
Sagaris Axe (2h) 486 base DPS, LVL 60
Arch Axe (1H) 285 base DPS, LVL 60
It seems 2 handers become more viable later in the game.
I'm also pretty confused about this. I see 2H bows that are barely, if any better than my single bows - at least from a DPS standpoint.
Also my monk character - I got a rare Staff that said Monk on it, but I traded it for a single handed rare sword because the DPS was practically the same! I don't get it.
I see the same thing on my Monk. I never see a similar level 2-hander that does the same damage as two one-handers or even a one-hander and a shield. The two handers are even similar attack speed as the one-handers.
Really disappointed with 2-handers right now. Even at level 48 on my monk right now and can't find a decent 2-hander.
Edited by Porta#1363 on 5/20/2012 1:04 AM PDT
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