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because 2h weapons generally deal more damage than 1h + offhand source (similar lvl req, similar AH cost). AS is important because although DPS is the same, DPAP (damage per arcane power) is not, and since many spells cost a lot of AP, maximizing single hit damage is more AP efficient
When you have 0 +attack speed, attack speed is basically a raw multiplicative scaling of your effective dps. Since you already have a lot of int, adding a point of int only increases your DPS by a small bit, since you're going from, say 900% increased damage to 901% increased damage. But 1 point of attack speed is scaling that entire 900% increased damage to 990% increased damage. The formula is:
DPS = (weapon damage + damage modifiers) x (1 + int/100) x (1 + attack speed)
From what I understand, most of Wizzard's skill damage is based on the weapon damage, therefore with the weapon damage, therefore with a high weapon damage you can get better damage off your abilities. However with 1 hand + off hand, you can make up the damage loss from the weapon by the int from the off hand, and you get more (primary) attacks.
The benefit of more primary attacks are that some of the abilities makes it regenerate arcane power, now with a 2H with attack speed, you kindda get the 2 good side in 1.
Respectively, you can also get a 1h weapon that has "+damage" on it. but wait, there's some 2h weapon that has +damage and +speed!
It's a matter of preference which route you want to take. I have no problem at all and I rarely die using this build with a 2h weapon.
Hell, I rarely get hit and when I do get it it's because I did something stupid.
Though I suppose if you're trying to kite enemies without making them crawl then a 1h / OH combo might be a little better.
Edited by Drothvader#1215 on 5/22/2012 2:06 AM PDT
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