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The biggest reason WW barbs use Echoing Fury is for the +APS bonus. The bonus applies to both weapons, so it's more cost effective to buy an EF with good stats and OK dps + a good MH than to spend a LOT of money on getting a high dps EF for the mainhand.
Also, the fear proc.
Well as I understand biggest reason to even have an echoing fury is the APS. The reason it is usually preferred in the offhand is probably first and foremost to minimize the fear proc. After that, a high AVERAGE DAMAGE (note not DPS) mainhand is preferred because tornado damage range is based off of the mainhand AVERAGE DAMAGE (note not DPS) and usually echoing fury with high average damage and good stats is very very expensive.
For example my mainhand has 860 average damage and it only cost me 45m. An echoing fury with >860 average damage and even >70 CD with socket does not even show up on the auction house (so if it does exist it would be in the billions). Since I cannot afford that echoing fury and I still want to benefit from the APS I got a LS echoing fury to function as my offhand and a high AVERAGE DAMAGE mainhand so it benefits from the APS, effectively being the same as a high AVERAGE DAMAGE echoing fury with similar stats minus the increased fear procs off of tornados.
Edited by EMChamp#1274 on 1/6/2013 10:53 AM PST
Well 1.41 cause .21APS is the lowest roll :) But yes. The added APS is already figured into EFs weapon speed.
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