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Hi. new rouge here and i have some questions about combat gearing in relation to the weapons now i know that the icy-veins page for combat tells you to use slower weapons but I am wanting to know why that is. I trust it works but I like to understand my class and why it works. Any info is great thanks!!

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Because the damage dealt by certain Combat only abilities (namely Sinister Strike,Revealing Strike and Killing Spree) is based of weapon damage per hit rather than total weapon DPS,so a 1.6 speed dagger of the same or somewhat higher item level with higer total DPS will do less damage than a slow 2.6 weapon with lower total DPS since the damage of aforementioned abilites is based upon the average damage per weapon hit rather than the average damage done during X amounts of hits (DPS in other words).

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