Diablo® III

Weapon stats... Which ones benefit WD?

Of all the possible stats that can be found on a weapon, which ones benefit Witch Doctors? There seems to be a lot of misconceptions out there as to exactly what weapons do for us.

Is the DPS number the most important, or the damage range, or the attack speed? What about +elemental damage modifiers, do they help us at all? Life/mana leach? Thorns? Let's get it all cleared up in this thread, so we can all know what to look for in weapons.
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I've been trying to balance mana/DPS, using a knife and offhand.

Haven't tried 2H yet, afraid of loosing precious mana I use to spam skills.
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Yea so when I get a 1-hander with higher DPS are my spells getting stronger or just my up close melee attack?? Thanks
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All your skills scale off weapon damage.
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