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How is listed DPS calculated when dual-wielding weapons?

If I equip a dagger in my mainhand (1.31 APS) and then an axe in my offhand (1.30 APS) my attacks per second go up to 1.51. Makes sense based on this guide.

However, when I unequip both weapons, then equip the axe in my offhand first, then the dagger in my mainhand, my attacks per second drops to 1.28.

These are the same weapons equipped in the same slots, just in a different order.

The same thing happens if I switch it up and do Axe mainhand, Dagger offhand.

Why the difference?

EDIT: I have noticed that the net damage on the main inventory window does not change. Just the attack speed in the expanded details window.

  • Ahh, I see the good old lying character screen (LCS) is back from D2! – Wikwocket May 15 '12 at 14:17
  • Why was this closed? It isn't a duplicate at all. The other question mentions nothing about why the order weapons are equipped affects attack speed. Even if this ends up being just a display bug, it's a different question. – dpatchery May 16 '12 at 18:23
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    I found the answer to this question: It's because you alternate attacks while dual wielding, and each attack uses its own attack speed. Equipping weapons in a different order is just changing which weapon you attack with first, which explains the behavior above. – dpatchery May 21 '12 at 16:50

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