Demon Hunter Weapon Selection

  • #1
    I decided to crunch some numbers to try to determine which Weapon / Quiver combination option would award the best stats / damage for my demon hunter and I wanted to share my findings and ask for feedback. I've arrived at these numbers using Popobawa's spreadsheet here: https://docs.google....Tmh5YTE1UDRXQ2c

    I'm at work, so I haven't attempted to verify any of the below information, so please issue corrections if you see them. I'll also perform error checking against this list after work this evening.

    1h Crossbow x2
    Archery: +10% crit chance
    Totals:
    Dex: 700
    Crit Damage: 400%
    Attack Speed: 37% (22% +15% dual weapon buff)
    Lifesteal: (3%/3%) (6% Stack? or 3% per weapon shot)
    Life on Hit: (959/959)1918 (Stack?)
    Crit Chance: 10% (Archery)

    *****

    1h Crossbow / Quiver
    Archery: +10% crit chance
    Totals:
    Dex: 586
    Crit Damage: 200%
    Attack Speed: 26%
    Lifesteal: 3%
    Life on Hit: 959
    Crit Chance: 18.5% (Archery / Quiver)

    *****

    2h Crossbow / Quiver
    Archery: +50% crit damage
    Totals:
    Dex: 586
    Crit Damage: 250%
    Attack Speed: 26%
    Lifesteal: 3%
    Life on Hit: 959
    Crit Chance: 8.5% (Quiver)

    *****

    2h Bow / Quiver
    Archery: +15% increased damage
    Totals:
    Dex: 586
    Crit Damage: 200%
    Attack Speed: 26%
    Lifesteal: 3%
    Life on Hit: 959
    Crit Chance: 8.5% (Quiver)
    Damage buff: 15%

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    Based on the above information, I'm thinking the best option for a demon hunter (that is using a crit / crit damage build) would be dual 1h crossbows. 700 Dex, 10% crit chance from archery, and the potential 400% crit damage bonus (weapon stat / gem x2). Granted a 1h crossbow / quiver build can give you 18.5% crit chance, but the negatives I feel are too overwhelming for this build to beat out dual 1h crossbows.

    Does anyone know if the life steal stacks for each shot, or if it only applies to the individual weapon shots? Ditto for life on hit...?
  • #2
    i thought that only some attributes carried acreoss when dual wielding, not all
    so mad crit dmg woulf be 200%, etc
  • #3
    What's the benefit of knowing which alternative is the best in theory?

    1. You will never be able to obtain such weapons with perfect rolls.
    2. two 1h xbows will much likely cost twice the price of an 2h bow/xbow, so the DPS/cost ratio isn't that good with dual wielding!

    So it's very difficult to put your results into practice.
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