Diablo® III

EF offhand - minimum DPS?

Hi everyone, I'm trying to get my WW barb boosted with about a $50 million budget, I got plenty to do with that limited amount.

I'm considering picking up a STR/LS/OS/+.25 Echoing Fury for offhand, but the only ones I can find within my budget are in the low-to-mid 700's for DPS.

I keep reading that you ideally want 850-ish DPS minimum, just curious if getting an EF with <800 is a big no-no for some reason I'm not aware of?

Thanks for your help!
Edited by Gerrod#1379 on 1/10/2013 9:46 PM PST
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Nope, 700ish dps is fine, it will still be a huge dps boost compared to any other offhand you can get for that money. I actually went from a 910 dps EF to a 750 dps EF and my tps jumped quite a bit because I hit another breakpoint with the higher APS bonus.

Your offhand weapon damage is a very small factor in your total dps as WW spec. Focus on getting good stats on your EF, because spending on the offhand dps is not a cost effective way to get more dps.

edit: You might consider dropping the socket and just getting str/LS/native crit damage. It may be cheaper for you, although it will completely depend on what's on the AH now.
Edited by bigtexasdan#1433 on 1/10/2013 9:52 PM PST
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Gotcha, thanks Dan!
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