So i just started a game as the witch doctor, I just learned the Snare move. I was able to attack enemies with my weapon before, but now that i learned snare, I cant attack with my weapon anymore. I can only shoot my blow dart, and use Snare. So, how do I attack with my equipped weapon?
Well, while I was playing with the Wizard, I was able to use my weapon with the right mouse button whenever I ran out of mana. Alternatively, I could use my weapon while waiting for switched skills to become available. Not sure if there is any way to use weapons when those conditions aren't true yet.
Because all your skills are based on your weapon damage. Swinging your sword would do 100% weapon damage. Using the blow dart ability does 100% damage, plus an additional 40% as poison damage over time, plus it's a ranged attack. Literally no reason to use a regular melee attack.
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Nessosin posted... Skills do damage based on weapon damage. You won't do more damage by hitting them with the sword.
Technically, that depends on which skill you're talking about, but yes, the damage for everything you do is based on the weapon in your hand. No more doing 5k damage naked like in D2.
For your specific case, your poison dart will do 100% of your weapon damage plus 40% poison damage over 2 secs with no rune, so you're better off using that than hacking away anyway. Look here for more mechanics on how damage is calculated for your attacks: