Lyltia summed it up excellently.
I'll throw one other useful offhand out there purely for solo - Oynos Knife. Gives magical haste +15% for 3min once it procs. You can remove it after getting haste to proc and haste will remain (obviously losing any TP you had when you switch weapon off or back on once haste wears, so if you're gonna switch, use your TP to WS or /DNC JA first to reduce the wasted TP). It's not that
bad when you're meleeing with it either, fairly strong DMG/delay as daggers go (DMG:40/Dly:186). But that 39 skill difference between Katana and Dagger does mean something.
Of course you'd want to use a better offhand katana any time you have magic haste from another source, but it's a REALLY nice toy for solo work. Edited, Oct 25th 2011 9:37pm by Anza