Hello DBoy, I was in the market for better weapons and was considering a high DPS main hand/low DPS EF offhand with socket and life steal. Just curious why you have such a high dps EF in your offhand and a lower dps sun keeper in main hand, it would seem more optimal to have the high dps sun keeper (or rare as i was considering) in main hand and low dps (but with socket and life steal and high APS) EF in the offhand to take of the advantage that tornado ticks are based off of 20% of your main hand damage. Obviously this only applies to WW spec. I understand about having an EF in the offhand to minimize fear but it would just seem more logical to have a higher DPS MH.
Would you say there is a viable alternative to the high DPS MH/EF OH for its price or is that pretty much what I am locked into. I am also looking at offhand daggers with amazing stats but they would still give me less dmg than an echoing fury because of how strong APS is.
Almost overlooked this post,
Everyone asks me why I use the sunkeeper even though its not the best possible dps weapon I can get. Well It does a pretty significant amount of dps compared to most weapons I can get, even with 1k+ dps and 90%+ crit d, I would get about the same amount of Dps with my sunkeeper because of the % to elites. Also the reason I use my EF in offhand only because the Fear proc from sprint nados, Ive done tons of testing and it does proc a little less in offhand but if you can get one with less than 15% you still are fine to run with it in your mainhand with minimal procs.
Also you asked why I use my Ef in offhand even though the Dps is so high compared to my main hand? You dont want to go by the average Dps of your weapons when comparing tornado damage, you want to go by the base damage.
My Weapon Dps: Sunkeeper 563-1004, Echoing 592-944
And as far as Ef goes, its one of the best if not the best for Ww barb. It allows you to easily hit the 2.2 or 2.5 nado breakpoint with minimal effort and this is with both weapons. No other weapon combo can do this without using Ias on every spot you can get it, atleast not with both weapons unless you get 2 swords or 2 daggers which I have actually been testing out quite a bit lately.