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    Telaran
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    Default Weapon selection and abilities

    For melee specs is ability damage dependent on the weapon's damage range or is it normalized somehow? Is ability damage calculated from the main hand weapon, offhand weapon, or both?

    (Shorter version - Should I use daggers as a nightbalde or bladedancer?)

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    The only thing that matters is the weapon's DPS. For assassin and nightblade, everything is calculated from mainhand DPS. Bladedancer uses offhand damage for some attacks, mainhand damage for others, and a handful use both.

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    So if weapon calculations are all based on the DPS, then the type of weapon never matters at all?

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    It affects your auto-attack swing speed (although it averages out to be the same), and it affects which PA hexes will boost your AP. Aside from that, no.

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    Once upon a time, it used to affect dps because faster weapons would proc things more frequently.

    That has long since been "fixed" and is no longer the case.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish~

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