Apart from the Monk wielding or dual wielding weapons and yet still have "fist" related animations.
One question cropped up during my run in the beta,
when i was playing Wizard and i found a Sabre, that had more damage than my current weapon, my Wand.
Naturally a wand is more suited for a wizard, but in terms of damage dealing my Wizard wielding the sabre could technically deal more damage yes? So when it comes to this, im not really clear, as much as classes can don almost all types of equipment, is there any clear line to what is suited best?
or should my wizard use axes and my barbarian use wands just because the DPS is higher? O.o
I've tried a Wiz with both Staff (higher DPS/slower attack speed) and Dagger (lower DPS/higher attack speed) and have to say that I prefer the latter when I'm playing ranged (magic missile/arcane nova) while the first feels better when used with skills that allowed me to slow down enemies (frost nova/ray of frost)
With monk, while using fist of thunder, I prefer slower weapons whereas with daggers/shivs/knuckles I prefer deadly reach.
It's true that a wand is, character-wise, more suited for a wiz but if I were to find a "cudgel of focus" with same damage but +XX intelligence...well, that's what I'll wear, it would increase both my damage and my resistances.
@Arreat: you are correct,in beta I got a rare two handed sword with +5 intelligence, not worth playing due to low damage but with an higher +int it would have been interesting.