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    posted a message on How do 2x 1Handed crossbow work?
    Dual-wield comes with a +15% attack speed bonus. With a strong socketed gem, it's certainly possible for an off-hand Xbow to beat a quiver on paper.

    As for "feeling" weaker when dual-wielding... perphaps the off-hand xbow you got from Kadala is a superb stat stick, but has less DPS than your main hand. Since weapons take turn attacking, it's possible you might get those moments where your off-hand hit for low damage. A link to your character profile would help :)
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on Element Expert Needed !
    "A weapon damage type is only important if you don't use any skill while hitting and this almost never happens.""- damage type on weapon counts only for standard attacks; all skills have an elemental type (even physical) which will override the elemental weapon damage type; thus rolling the damage type the same as your skills has basically no effect whatsoever."
    "As stated above currently it only matters for basic attacks."

    Just wanted to pop in and point out that this is partly untrue :P To be fair, the difference can be easy to miss.

    There is actually a difference between a Skill which inflicts "x% Weapon damage"and a skill which inflicts "x% Weapon damage as Physical". The former will inflict your weapon's damage type, be it "Black (physical)", "Fire", "Cold"... etc. The latter will indeed convert any damage you cause with that skill to Physical.

    This is why using defaultMultishot, Impaleor Strafe with aColdweapon will apply a snare effect: because you are doing Weapon Damage with those skills (which is Cold in this example). Rapid Fire on the other hand is pretty clear in the type of damage it does - none of its Runes do damage based on the Weapon's.

    (As a "the more you know" bit, there's another reason why all those shenanigans can be relevant: monster resistances. In vanilla D3 it wasn't all that noticeable, but many monsters had higher resistances than others.Skeletonstake much lessPhysicaldamage, while Belial'sSnakeservants have superior resistance toPoison. Due to the fact most top builds tend to revolve around dishing out 1 type of elemental damage, this means Multiplayer mode has yet another advantage: If you party your all-fire DH with an all-lightning Wizard and all-holy Crusader... your buddies can make up for the loss of damage you would incur from running into Fire-resistant mobs.)
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on DiabloFans Is Recruiting Class Moderators. Apply Here!
    Withdrawn. Thanks!
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    posted a message on 1.0.8 is Not This Week, Diablo III Hotfixes: April, What if All Legendaries Were Good?, On Gear Customization and Stats
    I thought " What if All Legendaries Were Good " was going to be another pseudo-philosophical serving of why it's good that a major part of 0.5% of the drops are useless, even though no argument there never really held any water. It's not hard to make certain browns more interesting choices for followers, certain class builds, maybe even certain areas of the game or certain other legendaries / set bonuses.

    Apparently Travis Jay is all over it though. He sure made great progress as far as becoming the new scapegoat/ghostcrawler of D3 since I last checked.
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    posted a message on Rubies Buffed
    I would say yes and no. Once you reach upwards of 65% crit with ZOMG MANTICORE giving you an easy 400%+ Cdmg, you start critting consistently for good damage.

    Sheet damage IS overrated though but people need a way to rank themselves ;)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Rubies Buffed
    As a DH exploring the potential of pets (sentries and companion) and getting as little crit-related damage as possible, I'm fairly happy about this change and expect a total gain of about 15-20k sheet damage and ~30% damage gain on pets. To reiterate their design philosophy :

    "Our goal is that some, but not all, builds prefer socketing Ruby in their weapons over Emerald"

    The DH class as a whole has always felt like it was designed to favor attack speed more than crit but alas the game was incredibly incomplete on release as far as class design goes.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Diablo III Players Banned for Botting, Battle.net Authenticators Temporarily Unavailable, Blue Posts, Heart of the Swarm Beta Ke
    As always they are slowly but surely nailing every issue with D3, even if it's not in the order everybody would prefer.

    Just a proportional XP increase in higher MP would make my Happy cup full. In the meantime, let's get to farming those new bots Gold Find gear shall we ?
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    posted a message on Heart of the Swarm Beta Key Giveaway, No Holiday Patch Planned, Scheduled Game Maintenance - 12/18/2012, Blue Posts, Curse Weekl
    They're obviously spending that development time on developing their family ties, duh :)

    I like to listen to trance because it lets me disconnect from what im doing, which is nice when doing A3 for the 39462492642th time.
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    posted a message on S>1200dps "Windforce" + near-perfect crit/knockback
    Haven't reached 10 posts yet so here's some stats, you can find the picture on various other D3 trade forums or I can send on-demand :

    -1211.1 dps
    -11% IAS
    -83% Crit damage
    -46% Knockback chance
    -2.9% life leech

    Crit is high enough to be worth a socket, knockback% pretty much doesn't get better than that. Knockback is very fun and effective on all but the biggest mobs/yellow elites in my experience. Smaller ones fly off your screen =D

    -On sale @ NA RMAH
    65$ starting bid, 100$ BO
    Posted in: US Servers Trading
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    posted a message on S> Str "Skysplitter" w/SOCKET
    I wonder if barbarians like pie
    Posted in: US Servers Trading
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    posted a message on S> Str "Skysplitter" w/SOCKET
    -Information on the item/godly proc and comments : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/sky-splitter
    -Specifics : 900 dps 1h axe, 175str and most importantly, a SOCKET

    Simply take a quick look at US RMAH and you will see the only Skysplitter with a socket + str at a starting bid of around 40$. Good luck.
    Posted in: US Servers Trading
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    posted a message on Fresh Diablo 2 Ladder Reset Run!

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    posted a message on Virtual Pioneers
    He's lying, we need Demon Hunters. Moar DHs ! DHs everywhere ! =D
    Posted in: Clans and Communities [NA]
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