Best 2H Weapon

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  1. Archane

    Archane Forum Apprentice

    I got really lucky and got 4 gold lines to cross of damage on the item of 303.989% on a 2h legendary and now i'm trying to decide which is the best 2h weapon between herald, blood rune sword and bereach. I'm a lvl 55 dk using a tier 4 bereach set right now with 3 gold lines of damage on the item and don't want to waste this great craft. I was thinking herald because of the set bonus but the blood rune looks really good as well. Any advice and help in understanding what makes one set better than another would be appreciated. I have a 1.842 attack speed now and have a fairly decent damage bonus from other items.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  2. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    I was chatting with someone recently and it comes down to this:

    Do you spend most of your time solo, or most of your time in group? Also, are you the experimental sort?

    • If you prefer soloing, go with the Herald set. It's high burst damage that immediately follows an area stun is awesome for taking out mini bosses and large clumps of mobs. Also, against single targets, like bosses, you can use cool-down reduction and you will have very high sustained damage as the 10 second cool down will almost always be closer to seven or eight seconds. The set also has the highest DPS with lower essences, especially compared to the bear set.
    • If you run in a group, go with the Bear set. It has great supportive synergy. What I mean is, you will be using BWS a lot for the Bleed to enhance your Smash damage, and BWS will heal your team a lot. Also, with reds (what you'll likely be using in most boss runs) the Bear set has comparable damage output as the Herald. With all essences, it uses the essence more efficiently than the Herald set due to it enhancing skill damages
    • Finally, if you are feeling experimental, the Bloodrune sword can reach a higher damage with a smaller damage gap than any other weapon, and a lot of speed. The problem is, to get the most out of it, you will also want the 20% speed from the 3/4 bonus, so you will need to use two of the following: belt/amulet/decoration. All three have potential to be awesome offensive boosting items (7.5% crit from Medusa Amulet, 599 crit from the Bear belt, or any of a number of offensive rings), but the Bloodrune items just give HP regen as their unique values. As you are using the Bear set at the moment, it is highly possible that you've already crafted the Bear belt, so this consideration could be a factor for you.
    Good luck, and hope it helps.