Diablo® III

Monk shield vs wep question....

i recently got a shield, when I swap it for a wep...(2 one handed weps) I actually do LESS damage. Whats up wit dat? Anyone else have this issue?
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Your shield is very good?
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That can occur when you equip an off-hand with low dps against a high dps main weapon, I'm not sure but I think it is averaged between the two. Need confirmation on this though, I could be wrong.
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If your shield gives u massive boost on your dex and/or cc...
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i noticed this same thing on monk and DH when duel wielding. i red a long time ago that your MH and Oh dps need to be within 15% of each other. idk if this is entirely true but it seems to of held out for me so far. it could also be as othrs have stated that your shield may just be really good.
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Unless I buy a 20+mil offhand, I can't get a damage increase. My shield give 270dex and 8.5CC.
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I see this most often when leveling, and using a reduced requirements weapon in main hand, and much lower dps weapon in offhand.
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02/16/2013 10:17 AMPosted by Peacemaker
If your shield gives u massive boost on your dex and/or cc...


i noticed this myself. my sheet dps for dual wielding though is actually higher than with a shield. however, my shield (which i only bought for MF running) ironicly does more damage. this is likely because of the CC it has causing cyclones to go off a lot more then without it.
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02/16/2013 10:16 AMPosted by GypsyBlws
That can occur when you equip an off-hand with low dps against a high dps main weapon, I'm not sure but I think it is averaged between the two. Need confirmation on this though, I could be wrong.


Correct. Effectively you're hitting with one weapon and then the other. So this averages the DPS between them.
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02/16/2013 10:17 AMPosted by Peacemaker
If your shield gives u massive boost on your dex and/or cc...


this is true.
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