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    Default melee weapon type

    Is there an advantage to using one weapon type over another. I normally play as a rift stalker and currently use knives since they seem to be faster at building due to quicker attack. Is there any list of the advantages / disadvantages of using knives, swords, axes, or maces or are weapon types merely cosmetic.

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    There is not. Ability damage is based on the normalized 'weapon DPS' value. So things like damage range and weapon speed mean nothing except for auto-attacks (which are pretty negligible anyway).

    About the only thing that matters regarding weapon type is how you've spent your PA points (and that's only temporarily as you'll max the lot eventually).

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    daggers are not faster

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    Daggers are the better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuestAccount View Post
    Daggers are the better choice.
    No they're not necessarily.

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    The only place I can think where daggers have a marginal advantage is in Nightblade because autoattacks proc SoD. However, outside of wanting to squeeze that little extra pvp burst I can't think of any other advantage.

    Stick with what is best from stats, damage and procs and you don't need to worry about much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forbiddenlake View Post
    daggers are not faster
    He's referring to auto-attack speeds where daggers are the fastest. In descending order for 1h weapons (seconds):

    Mace 2.7
    Axe 2.4
    Sword 2.1
    Dagger 1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by forbiddenlake View Post
    No they're not necessarily.
    You should choose 2 Daggers.

    According to the Planar Attunement There are 17 Axe or Mace and 18 Dagger slots. You would gain and extra 4 AP if you choose dagger over the Axe.

    So your saying daggers are not better? Numbers don't lie.
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