1hand (dualwield) vs. 2hander Version 5.4

Returning to this topic about what is better, 2x 1Hand, or 1x 2Hand. Lets break it down to what to choose and when to choose it.

Rule of Thumb:
 As a Windwalker Monk, you will always want to dual-wield 2.6-speed weapons. 

The only exception to this rule is when you have a two-handed weapon that is of higher item level than your two one-handed weapons (about 6 or 7 item levels higher than the average item level of your two one-handed weapons).

This is the only exception, otherwise always go for dual-wield.
breaking it down even more.



Dual wield is (almost always) king. Here's a basic idea of how to choose your weapon:

  • You are dual wielding, and your main hand and offhand are the same item level. You receive a two-handed weapon that is ten item levels or less above both. Choice: dual wield. The difference between the two hand and dual wielding will be arbitrary at best.

  • You are dual wielding, and your main hand and offhand are the same item level. You receive a two-handed wepaon that is more than ten item levels above your main hand. Choice: two-hander. The difference in stats and weapon damage on the two-hander should be significant enough to show a difference between it and your mainhand.

  • Your Main Hand is the item level of current tier (let's say 496, which is Tier 14 "normal") and your offhand is that same main hand's Looking For Raid Version (let's say 483). A 496 staff drops. Choice: dual wield. Even with a worse Offhand, the differenge is neglible at best, and dual wield should still pull ahead.

  • Your Main Hand is the item level of the current tier (we'll say 496 again), but your offhand is from a previous tier (let's say 463). A two hander drops of item level 496. Choice: It depends. This is actually a more complicated question, simply because of the difference between your offhand and your mainhand. Theoretically, however, it would be advised to use the two-hander, but try to find a better offhand.
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