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I am not a Diablo 3 expert so I just want to know why after adding a second weapon for my monk, my overall damage decreases ?!

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    What weapon? What did you replace it with? We're going to need to know more than just that it reduced your damage. – Frank Mar 15 '15 at 20:10
  • Excuse me, sorry for lack of information. I have a monk, got a new dagger. But when I combine it with one of my old fist weapons, the overall damage decreases ! Let me be more specific. This new dagger gives me overall 42.0 k damage. When I add my fist weapon to it , the overall damage goes back to 37.9 k !!! Is it weird or am I missing anything ? – Amer Mar 15 '15 at 20:19
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When dual wielding your damage is calculated by taking the average damage of both your weapons and adding 15% (if I recall correctly) of attack speed.
If one of your weapons is noticeably weaker than the other, your overall damage is going to drop.

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