Hi I am having a 2nd age made for a hunter friend and I was wondering what type to make. I see loads of hunters running around with swords. However swords give you a +hit chance rate which I am guessing you guys are capped at due to tons of agility. What do you like LI wise? My friend's race = man.
Melee weapon choice is absolutely irrelevant. The key is the legacies that the weapon has. Look for +precision crit, +needful haste, -beneath notice or +AOE targets as majors, AR healing, IC power restore, PO cooldown and SS parry/evade as minors.
Of course, with proposed changes -DF cooldown will also be a sought-after legacy for trolololololol purposes...
Like people said, it doesn't really matter. However i took an axe, because the best offhand for hnt in the game is an axe atm so in that case i wanted to wear 2 at the same time. Axes are also great because they can lower your targets armour when you hit them in melee... Good for overall group damage.
and the bonuses only apply to auto attacks anyway. and a second age mainhand with 3 crystals and maxxed DPS legacy, coupled with a teal offhand that does the same amount of DPS will only do 300-350 DPS in melee. 2% of 300 = 6 more DPS IF you stand in melee. and IF you put points into your DPS legacy.
most hunters i inspect on brandywine barely put points into their main hand DPS legacy, so they can expect about 200 DPS or 4 DPS increase from a racial bonus.
4-6 DPS compared to over 1000 DPS isn't even worth mentioning.
it's like Bank of America trying to persuade Bill Gates to open a saving account that earns a penny a year in interest for every hundred dollars in the account.