Diablo® III

Which hand to DW EF and Butcher's Sickle?

DPS no difference which hand they are in but attack speed is higher with the Sicke in the main hand and EF off hand. Is that optimal?
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Yes that is optimal. Nice Sickle BTW.
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Thanks.

I know the Sickle is perhaps not the optimal for DPS but the novel features (random 1.5 sec target stun and target drag) are so cool i can't help but keep using it.

Now I just need to find a decent off hand weapon to go with it. Any suggestions, the AH seems pretty limited in terms of a second weapon that is much better than the EF I have now. Guess i'll just keep farming.
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there is 2 ways to look at it.
your EF shows a higher dmg range which would put it as a MH. also the .25 gets applied to sickle
so its 1.44 speed is actually 1.69 for faster speed offhand.

on the other hand, its been said the fear proc from EF happens more often in MH than in offhand.

i would believe optimally dps-wise for you would be EF MH sickle offhand,
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Inner, his sickle and EF are close in uncalculated damage ranges so unless he absolutely loves chasing down critters I don't believe it would help. Some people love the chase though :).
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Plow, i saw that. its not but a hari difference i know. i was just stating optimal dmg output.
also included the fact fear procs more as a result.
for me the fear isnt even an issue any more. cold SoJ and enough dmg that they die before getting away.
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I also believe that BS procs less on OH, so it only makes sense to have it on MH.
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07/25/2013 08:55 PMPosted by xxxkan
I also believe that BS procs less on OH, so it only makes sense to have it on MH.
think thats how just about all legendary wpn procs are arent they? proc less on mainhand?
i remember trying to use Sever once on a barb to see how it would work with sprint nadoes and the high crit killing blow for lifesteal effect. seemed it only worked in mainhand. which resulted in losing crit from axe/mace for mainhand.
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this got me thinking...
07/25/2013 10:50 AMPosted by InnerTurmoil
on the other hand, its been said the fear proc from EF happens more often in MH than in offhand.


...now with sickle in the MH instead, does the drag proc more often instead of the fear? ;)

Can it proc "on hit" from a tornado just hitting a mob anytime (like the EF), or does it proc "on attack" and you have to actually initiate an attack (like HF ring)?
Edited by Necksnapper#2667 on 7/26/2013 1:36 AM PDT
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07/26/2013 01:34 AMPosted by Necksnapper
Can it proc "on hit" from a tornado just hitting a mob anytime (like the EF), or does it proc "on attack" and you have to actually initiate an attack (like HF ring)?

like hellfire ring. its on activation of attack proc chance.
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