Diablo® III

Does dual-wielding increase spirit gen?

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I'm sorry if this has already been covered in a thread somewhere, but I wanted to ask, does dual wielding one handers as a monk increase spirit generation, as opposed to a 2 hander with the same attack speed as the average of the one handers? And if anyone could outline the general pros/cons of dual wield vs 2 handers vs one hander/shield, that would be greatly appreciated
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When using two weapons you get a 15% speed boost, so yes.
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So reading that shows daggers are optimal for spirit gen? Wouldn't fists be slightly better due to the tendency towards passive spirit gen on them?
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Thanks delekii, if I could go further, what would you recommend using for hell mode?
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The calculations are based "purely [on] your weapon and related passive." 2x1H illuminating fists can easily give you 2.00 spirit/sec, taking them above unilluminating daggers.

I'd add to the list of pros for the dual-wield that by increasing the number of hits, you benefit from everything that procs on a hit or crit. For the purpose of this question, for instance, you'd want to take into account Crippling Wave -> Rising Tide.

I'm led to conjecture that a passive increasing all forms of generation, including regeneration, is what they originally had in mind for the daibo. I am for example sitting at 5.38 spirit/sec, which would be increased by 1.45 spirit/sec, closing the gap significantly and making 2H more attractive.
Edited by dustyzafu#1536 on 5/20/2012 5:22 PM PDT
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