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#1 Dec 21 2004 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Now I am a Dwarven hunter and I am level 23. But since I've gotten dual wield I've been really wondering what my weapons should be. Right now I am dual wielding axes and the damage is moderate but I've been wondering if maybe I should use two handed weapons for more damage or maybe switch to a different combo of dual wield. So, what should I do?
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#2 Dec 21 2004 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm going through the same thing myself right now. I will share what I've found out through my own investigations.

First off with 1 handed weapons, your DPS is just about the same across the board, axes, swords, daggers, doesn't matter. However if you make a lot of critical hits, you might want something that swings faster. The same goes for 2 handed swords and axes, there's no big advantage in DPS that one type has over the other.

The only thing I'm still having a rough time working out, and that's mainly because I haven't done a direct comparision between them; are dual 1H weapons vs 1 2H weapon. With 2 1H weapons you get a little more flexibility in which traits you want to boost, however the 2H weapons tend to have slightly higher boosts.

I know that's not all the info you want, but hopefully it will help.

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#3 Dec 22 2004 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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there have been a few threads written on this subject comparing the benefits of duel wield to using 2H weapon. I too am a dwarven hunter, and i use a 2H axe and i will explain why:

First off, duel wield works by taking 100% of your main hand weapon and only 50% of your off hand damage and adding them together. A penalty is also added that creates a 24% miss rate chance. SIngle wield and using 2-handers only has a 5% miss rate chance.

Second, since as a hunter, using melee weapons has only 2 real needs for me. THe first is to get the **** out of melee combat and back into range. Since the first attack for any auto-attack regardless of weapon is the same, single or 2-handed weapons doesn't matter. However, the 2-handers seem to do more damage per hit than any duel-wielded weapons of same lvl. So a little more damage is more icing on the cake.

The other factor for melee weapons that is important is the stat bonuses and i have noticed that the 2-handers offers better stats than having 2 1 handed weapons. I got much more agility with my 2h axe than having an axe and a sword or 2 axes. If i find a pair of axes or something with better stats than a 2h axe then i will switch back.

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In the end, i would look at stat bonus because we are ranged fighters and melee only in emergencies or sometimes in instances when there is no room to get to range^^.

Edited, Wed Dec 22 12:18:10 2004 by Scavanger
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#4 Dec 23 2004 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Me, myself, prefer 2H weapons such as a Two-Handed Axe (My weapon of choice.) I plan on being a Dwarven Hunter which makes my weapon of choice fit into that "How would I picture a Dwarf" topic. I always see a Dwarf as some ferocious, high-tempered race carrying the biggest weapon possible.

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