Weapon Speed Help Please

maxicek

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Weapon Speed Help Please

I am a bit new to planning sucessful melee characters and could use a bit of help with weapon speeds. I have a couple of Druids on the go, one will be a Maul-Bear and the other will be a Rabies / Fury Wolf. Both will be using the following:

IK Maul (shael, shael) = 40+20+20 IAS = 80 IAS on weapon.
IK Belt, Boots, Gloves = 25 IAS

In addition the Bear will be using Treachery for an additional 45 IAS. Totals will therefore be:
Bear = 80 IAS on weapon, 70 IAS off weapon.
Wolf = 80 IAS on weapon, 25 IAS off weapon.

I have been using the German weapon speed calculator and come up with the following numbers:
Bear using Maul = 7 Frames per attack
Wolf (lvl 10 in Werewolf) using Fury = 5 Frames per attack
Wolf (lvl 10 in Werewolf) using Rabies = 6 Frames per attack

Playing with the numbers, if I only put one shael in the Wolf's maul, giving 60 IAS on the weapon, I can still get a 5 frame attack.

My Questions:
Are my numbers correct?
Why does the off weapon IAS make so little difference to the Wolf? Is this because the skills multiply IAS on weapon only or something?

Many thanks for any help in advance.
 

aitrus

Diabloii.Net Member
I think you'll find this site much better for wereform speed calculations
http://home.comcast.net/~thedragoon/wereformadvanced.html

IIRC OIAS doesn't matter for wereforms... only WIAS counts... that's why it's so hard to find a good weapon for wolfbarb :grin:

Edit: Not sure what equipment you have chosen for bear but got with full IK (-helm of course)... I made such a mauler and it was great fun
 
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