I've heard that the tornadoes spawned tick based on the offhand speed, so why do most people use EF in mainhand and sword/dagger in offhand? If it is in fact more ticks/dmg/LS proc if EF goes in the offhand (not to mention less fear proc, supposedly)?
So my question I guess is: 1) why is EF so rarely used in offhand? and 2) Why are maces so rarely used, at all, or in mainhand? 3) And if I used a fast dagger in offhand would I see the same yellow damage tickrate I see with the EF in offhand?
(I know this post was a mess/stream of consciousness, please bear with me)
1. Nope the tick frequency of Sprint RLTW (not WW which is different) is determined by the weapon swung with last before clicking Sprint. But, while you WW (which alternates weapons for damage) and in the middle of it click Sprint, the aps that was displayed before you click sprint gets used (it´s difficult to determine which weapon it actually is while WWing).
2. EF is a mace. It´s either mace or axe for the majority of players in MH. People use axes because they´re faster and they want to achieve higher breakpoints. Don´t know where you got your usage statistics from, so it´s difficult to answer assumptions.
3. Try this. Use the slowest mace you can find in MH and the fastest dagger you have in off hand. Now go and bash something, hit with the MH and then click sprint, run around monsters without WWing. Afterwards do the same thing, but swing with the dagger first before clicking sprint. Now you should get a higher tick frequency. Now switch the weapons and repeat the tests. You´ll see that the frequency is not based on OH only like you said.
4. Looking at your profile, you only have 17% attack speed increased on gear. +15% dual wielding bonus, +25% wotb.
MH: 1.44 EF * 1.57 = 2.2608 aps = 23 ticks
OH: (1.40 + 0.24) sword * 1.57 = 2.5748 aps = 26 ticks
MH: (1.20 +0.24) mace * 1.57 = 2.2608 aps = 23 ticks
OH: 1.44 EF * 1.57 = 2.2608 aps = 23 ticks
No idea what you´re talking about but there´s no way you had a higher tick frequency with the mace+EF combination than with your EF+sword combination.
EDIT: lol you almost got me there...the yellow you see is the holy damage visual effect on your Sun Keeper (fire explodes, lightning has those distinct shocks, poison something green etc.) it had nothing to do with tick frequency.