Diablo® III

Dual wield vs. Two handed barbarian?

Been having problems with my 2handed barb because of the nerf, from 1.95 atk speed - 1.40 now. Been planning on using dual wielded axe for the added str and vit if i use both 1hand weapon with 100str 100vit. Any thoughts and suggestion regarding this build? I still cant get act 3 inf done
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I prefer 2x 1handers myself, you get STR bonus from two weapons, and if you are using 2x socketed weapons you can get double the amount of LoH. Not to mention you get a 15% IAS bonus from dual-wielding so LoH becomes even more useful.
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duel wield has reinvigorated my love for this game.. high crit chance and damage is godly. dont even need loh or ls, grab ignore pain with the ls rune and maybe revenge and your good to go. insane damage, and isnt slow as hell like a 2h
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high crit chance and damage is godly. dont even need loh or ls, grab ignore pain with the ls rune and maybe revenge and your good to go. insane damage, and isnt slow as hell like a 2h


This - i just made the switch last night from a 1300 dps 2h to 2 700 dps 1h with 200 str 100 vit and 50% crit dmg on both with a socket on both my dmg went up and no more super slow frenzy build up, just need more crit and crit dmg now to complete the transition.
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Faster is not always better, you burn your fury faster, and then fury gain from cooldown skills loses its value (war cry, leap).

I find playing with extremely slow 2h mace (but powerful, so dps is still ok) quite interesting, skills use fury really slowly, so you need to waste very few hits on using generators (most comes from cooldown generators).
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can someone post a good dps build?
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only thing i dont like about DW is that its not as affective with skills that are based on weapon dmg. or is it the same?
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When i use my 2 hand my crit with revenge goes at 50k. Im wondering if i go DW will it still be the same or higher? lower?
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06/22/2012 11:43 PMPosted by RBpwnsalot
When i use my 2 hand my crit with revenge goes at 50k. Im wondering if i go DW will it still be the same or higher? lower?


In theory, if you deal the same dps with DW as you do with a 2h, Revenge should deal more damage per use. But in my experience it doesn't matter. If you deal more dps with DW than with 2h, use DW.
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hmm, I feel that two handed kills faster and I am able mow down big mobs in inferno monster lvl 7.
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Im wondering about how i should build my Barbarian, i kinda want him to use 2h cause the look.
ATM im using DW, whats best for DPS? i think 2h is mighty and would crush foes cause they do more damage in my eyes, but DW attack faster.

Any sugestion?
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