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    Soulwalker
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    Default Current state of dw vs 2h

    Wondering what the current mechanics behind the 2 are and the differences.

    Just returning to the game, remember it as equal with offhand as stat stick, aka cosmetic and boring.

    Any changes ? (crosses fingers)

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    2h and DW are equal (assuming that you're comparing weapons of the same tier, obviously a T2 2-hander would be better than dual-wielding expert dungeon 1-handers). The offhand is a stat stick, except for Bladedancers.

    So no, nothing has changed.

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    Ok thanks a bunch for the reply.

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    For Warriors there is a noticeable difference between the two concerning animation delay. This is exacerbated by your race; Bahmi Warriors have horrible animation delay on some abilities when using a two-handed weapon.
    what is this I don't even

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    So use dw if i dont wanna have ingame seizures ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeChairman View Post
    So use dw if i dont wanna have ingame seizures ?
    Basically, if I had 2 weapons with the same dps I'd dual-wield, but you should really use whichever weapon has the most dps, honestly. Which class are you playing? When dual-wielding you can calculate main hand weapon dps by multiplying by 1.3x; any weapon in your offhand is just a stat stick.

    If you're playing Bladedancer you'd want to put your highest dps weapon in your offhand, though, and the 2nd weapon in your main hand.

    The distinction between DW and 2H animation delay isn't really an issue until you're min-maxing @ endgame, then it's more of an extreme annoyance than anything else.

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    TL : DR - Use whichever weapon has the most dps.
    Last edited by Pines; 09-06-2014 at 06:56 AM. Reason: TL : DR'd
    what is this I don't even

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    ok thanks for the info pines.

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