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#1 Oct 07 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't know if they have added Hunter to the beta yet, but I'm just curious if anyone knows if they will be able to Dual Wield.
#2 Oct 08 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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yes they can dual wield.
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#3 Nov 04 2004 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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You can train in dual wield at level 20 as a hunter.
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#4 Nov 19 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I played a hunter to 30, now what I've heard is that dual wield has higher miss rate but overal damage evens out and you get + stats from two weapons, which is good. I was wondering though, with raptor strike being the main melee skill for hunters, wouldn't it be better just to have 1 big weapon if you plan on doing a decent amount of melee? rather than just have the 2 + stat weapons and rely on range? am I missing anything, do dual wielders have higher parry chance?
#5 Nov 29 2004 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
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If I recall, raptor strike just adds a set amount of damage onto your next strike so it shouldn't matter that much.
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#6 Jul 26 2007 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
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Is there any difference in using dual wield or using one slow 2 handed?
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#7 Jul 26 2007 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
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From the sticky at the top of the hunter forum... (good reading in case ya missed it.)

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Which is better - a 2-hand weapon or dual wield?

Use whatever has the best stats, and don't worry too much about damage on the weapons. Since a hunter's strength is fighting at range, they do not need to focus on their melee DPS.

Generally speaking, a 2-hander will have better stats, but a pair of 1H weapons offer greater flexibility. At endgame, there are enchants that can add 25 (2H) or 15 (1H) agi to your weapons, which come out fairly evenly except perhaps for the cost.

In terms of actually meleeing, 2H is better during PvP when you are going to run by with a Raptor Strike and a Wing Clip and go back to ranged, because that one attack you make will be much stronger, but dual wield can do as much autoattack damage.

On that note, don't roll against a rogue or a warrior on a melee weapon that purely does damage and has no stats or other factors. You do *not* need a high DPS dagger with a chance on hit to do extra magic damage. This creates a lot of enmity toward hunters from other classes.


Hope that helps...
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#8 Jul 26 2007 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
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wow... This thread is from almost 3 years ago...

While I appreciate the fact that the person who ress'ed it used the search feature, There are probably better threads to find for information about dual wield (like, in the stickey)
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#9 Jul 27 2007 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow, is that sticky information ready for an update?

Right now we've got 35 Agi for 2-handers, 70 AP for 2-handers, and in the 2.2 patch, there'll be 20 Agi for one-handers. Up till now, since there was no 20 Agi for 1-handers, 2-handers won out on the enchantment front as well.
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