Two-Handed or Dual Wield

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4 years ago#1
I just created an Orc character and I would like to know which is better: Two-handed or Dual Wield
4 years ago#2
I would think dual wield COULD be better in certain cased, thanks to Berserk Rage (and even better when combined with the shout that increases attack speed), but for general use I'd say two-handers are better.
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4 years ago#3
dw1h>>2h>>>>>>>>>>>>>daggers as far as damage is concerned, even while sneaking.
4 years ago#4
Especially as an orc dual wield is better by far. Dual wielding maces is actually the best.

The reason why is there is a damage cap per hit. Dual wielding attacks faster, and twice as many times with power attacks...and orcs damage boost allows you to hit damage cap very easily.

You also have the ability to use a weapon and spell or weapon and shield...so you have more options with dual wield.
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4 years ago#5
Thanks for the input guys. I've decided to use duel wielding.
4 years ago#6
depends on what you want, with dual wield you are full on attack mode, with 2 handed at least you can block a little
4 years ago#7
dnd22 posted...
dw1h>>2h>>>>>>>>>>>>>daggers as far as damage is concerned, even while sneaking.


Yeah, no. 700x2 vs 100x30. 1400 vs 3k. Pretty sure daggers do far more than 2h damage while sneaking.
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4 years ago#8
WithYouForYou posted...
dnd22 posted...
dw1h>>2h>>>>>>>>>>>>>daggers as far as damage is concerned, even while sneaking.


Yeah, no. 700x2 vs 100x30. 1400 vs 3k. Pretty sure daggers do far more than 2h damage while sneaking.


People doing actual research vs. your uneducated guessing:

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1275179-2419-armor-6399-damage-using-smithing-alchemy-enchanting-only-33-perks-329k-backstabs/
4 years ago#9
I prefer dual wield. Swinging a 2h is extremely frustrating and slow. Also the DW power attack does a LOT of damage.
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4 years ago#10
I'm a fan of DW. The only thing that bothers me, and this really bothers me, is when you try to swap to DW sometimes you only bring out one weapon. Just one of those things that erks me.
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