Sprint nados tick at the aps of the last weapon swung. If you are WWing, the nados will alternate ticks based on each weapon. Essentially an average of the 2 weapons. If you are running from one pack to the next and not WWing, the nados will tick according to the last weapon swung.
Damn, I did not know that. Had always thought that last weap swung was last weap swung; I would very consciously swing offhand dagger last and then pop sprint and WW away. And yes, that includes from mob to mob and round and round Es and Ubers alike. This was all under the assumption that until I bash next, offhand weap was the last thing swung... So I guess I won't be paying so much attention to that as of tonight. I have to ask, just because it breaks my heart a bit hearing this. ARE WE SURE??? haha.
One more execution question, how often you guys tap sprint? At certain moments/ mobs/ non fleeing and non fast Es/ Ubers, my Fury globe just stays completely full. Sometimes I tap sprint like mad to drain globe a bit and get some of that wrath timer back. Other times, I tap evenly once per sec, or maybe three times per 2 secs and also start to see the wrath timer rebuild. The main difference being, in one scenario I tap kind of furiously as much as my fury globe can handle and in the other I tap methodically with a determined regular pace. Which is better? Do I get to poop out a sprint tornado every sprint button press? Or no....?
(brief aside: phat, wayne, uberja, lorenze - love reading your threads and contributions to threads and the barb community as a whole. It has been said plenty, but you guys add tons to the original theory of Kripp and Nubtro. Have not been on the forums for a bit, but just one week of looking for you guys' threads and responses has changed my barb for the way better, and I mean DRASTICALLY.)
My mainhand EF is 7ias away from the 2.5 breakpoint, offhand dagger is already at 2.9 (both, at fully buffed of course). Not sure how I would pursue that 7ias besides some tri dmg gloves and then recapturing the lost IK set with a high vit chest (run speed, I would figure out... somehow.) Worth it? Tri dmg IK gloves are way out of reach but I guess would solve the movespeed conundrum.
Or maybe just find a better mainhand EF is a better way to spend the gold?
I find myself in a situation where moving away from the offhand dagger I am currently wearing would be very tough. Best case scenario, with a .24 EF (str, base crit, socket) in the offhand and a big base dmg mace mainhand (maybe str, base crit, and socket??), I would still need to redo rings or gloves to more perfectly hit the required ias to hit 2.5 breakpoints.
My tDPs and eHP and sustain are all pretty great now, but hey reading these threads shows that I could always do better. Is it worth it to pursue the offhand EF route? Or is the offhand dagger I currently rock pretty great for the WW build? Don't get me wrong, if an offhand EF with all the right stuff shows up for cheap, I will snap it up and start saving to rebuild the barb, but that would be a complete and very expensive overhaul. On the other hand, I saw a buddy with a sick mainhand EF he bought for just north of 200 mill that would have upped my tDPS 10%! (don't got all the particulars, but it was 1260ish DPS (mine 1180), 95ish crit (78), a smidge more str, touch less fear, and little bite more APS -- .24 or .23 whereas mine is .22).
Long winded, I know and sorry about that. But, worth it to overhaul completely or just try to get that sick mainhand EF? Feels like the overhaul and move to offhand EF would likely cost more than 200 mill (in weaps alone...) and potentially not get me back to 1.2mill tDPS.
Can I get some input from the baba community? How do I make the move to upper middle class (is it right to call Zaria a mid-tier WW barbie?)? Can it be done with the dagger I wear in offhand or do I need to look for EF offhands? Is the dagger as good as I am making it out to be? The stats are sick (missing LS, yes I know) but the cold dmg is what I think really puts it over the top. And from way up at the top of this post, weapon swings alternate during WW?!?! ARE WE SURE? And how often to tap sprint for maximum tornadoes?
Thank you thank you for the long read.