Diablo® III

Dual Wield vs Bow and Quiver?

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Alright I think I'm missing something here.

Currently I have a Bow and Quiver, here is a little info on them:

Bow
- 283.8 Damage
- 57 dexterity
- +12% attack speed
- 2.3% chance to immobilize on hit

Quiver
- 127 dexterity
- 52 vitality
- +11% attack speed

There are other attributes like strength, etc. The bow has holy damage and max damage but I believe those are thrown in the total which makes up the 283.3, correct?

Anyways, why is it when I try to dual wield 2 crossbows, both combined make up 395 damage. Both have increase attack speed by 14% and have more dexterity and vitality. That it says my overall damage (under stats) goes down?

Can anybody explain why please? Thanks!
Edited by MisurA#1468 on 6/2/2012 2:05 AM PDT
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90 Tauren Death Knight
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Whats the Attack speed on the Bow and the Average attack speed on the 1h crossbows?

I take it the Bow is faster?
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Like I said in my first post. The bow has 12% increase in attack speed and the Quiver 11%.

The 2 crossbows are 14% each.

So the bow and quiver = +23% and Crossbows = +28%.
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85 Worgen Druid
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Using two 1h cross bows does not add the stats together. It averages them. Because your not firing them both at the same time. Your alternating hands. You said their combined dps is 395. Does that mean you have 2 197.5 dps crossbows?
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Pfffft.. That was pretty stupid of me. Makes sense! Ya more or less. One has more dps than the other. So I guess quiver and bow/crossbow is the way to go. Thanks!
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06/02/2012 08:17 AMPosted by Athellwyn
Using two 1h cross bows does not add the stats together. It averages them. Because your not firing them both at the same time. Your alternating hands. You said their combined dps is 395. Does that mean you have 2 197.5 dps crossbows?


Is that just for IAS? or does it average other stats as well, ex Dex?
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