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I know you can perform a quick look at your off hand by pressing alt, but is there a easier/quick method to compare both your main hand and off hand weapon to a two handed weapon? (When I try compare them, it only shows it against my main handed weapon -besides doing some math)

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Then you dual wield two weapons, and you compare a 2 handed weapon, it automatically compares it to both your main hand and off hand at the same time on the damage gains section.

I equipped a one handed crossbow. compared it to my 2 handed bow for an upgrade of 4197 points of damage. Keeping the same Hand crossbow in my primary I equipped another hand crossbow to my offhand, which increased my damage. Then I compared it to my 2 handed bow again for an increase in if 2940 damage.

It shows the status upgrades versus the main hand but its factoring in both weapons. It also factors in a shields stats if you use one.

EDIT: As of patch 1.0.3, 2 handed weapons are now compared against the weapons in both of your hands.

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    It definitely does not consider the effect of removing your off-hand item, at least if that off-hand item is a shield or a wizard source. Equipping a two-hander means getting rid of a shield, but the protection is not factored in. Similarly, two-handers often report that they'd increase your damage, but then don't because of the loss of bonus damage from a source or bonus primary stat from a shield. May 23, 2012 at 10:36
  • I'm pretty sure this has been fixed now such that a 2-handed weapon will correctly compare against the items in both of your hands.
    – bwarner
    Jul 9, 2012 at 17:08
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    As of patch 1.0.3, 2 handed weapons are now compared against the weapons in both of your hands.
    – Adeese
    Jul 9, 2012 at 21:27

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