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Important question! Conc and dual wield

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by tl998, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. tl998

    tl998 Banned

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    Important question! Conc and dual wield

    Important question! Before I go around dual-wielding my two sword-guard swords I need to know if Concentrate speed is affected by dual wielding at all! I do half the damage I'd do with only one sword, and if I don't swing faster with concentrate (or even if the speed bonus isn't big enough) then I won't bother. Does anyone know the answer to this? Halciet?
     
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    LongScar IncGamers Member

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    Dual wield doesn't effect swing speed at all, you'd be way better to grab a shield, or even go two handed for bigger damage.
     
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    So dual wielding is pretty much only good for Frenzy and whirlwind?
     
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    Ya I have the same question, I have the BK set, using it on my Barb, my first Barb I've ever made. And I noticed that just using the CS does double or so the damamge I'd get when using the set...Should I got with CS, CS and shield, or full set? And do the bonuses make up for it?
     
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    Also singers sometimes duel wield Wizard spikes, but frenzy, double swing, double throw, and ww are the only ones that duel wielding benefits.

    I can't imagine ever getting better bonuses from duel wielding then a shield would give in a concentrate barb. Of course shield or two handed is a more personal choice.
     
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    Word, thanks for covering for me Long; after the busy week/weekend and being somewhat sick, my responsiveness has been sluggish. I still have some PMs and several questions in the guide thread to get around to.

    But yeah, dual wielding isn't really going to help you much as a conc barb. I suppose you were doing it thinking that going from two-handed swing to one-handed swing would factor in, but I believe that all swords are classified as one-handed swing for ias purposes in general.

    -Hal
     
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    Well...there is one more situaiton wear dual-wielding would be beneficial: Echoing weapons!

    Speaking of which...where's the best place to shop for some +3 to warcry weapons? hell anya only has Assasin claws (which is good and all for my trapper needs, but bad for war-crying needs! :lol: )
     
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    tl998:
    Hell Larzuk would be good. Atleast in .09 I got there some echo weapons. He can also have lots of other good items (cruels etc.) Just bring a big enough char and cash.
     

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