Weapons

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Weapons are essential to all characters and builds and come in a variety of forms. It has alsways been a staple in the Diablo series to allow all characters to equip almost all weapon types, and with the exception of a few class-specific weapons this remains true in Diablo III.

Choosing the right weapon is an important part of building a good character, as all spell and skill damage depend directly on weapon dps. Thus even Wizards who never plan on firing their wand or swinging their sword still need a weapon with good dps.

Types[edit | edit source]

One-Handed Two-Handed Ranged

With the exception of the class specific weapons mentioned above, all classes can use all weapons. this was not always the case. In earlier stages of development, Blizzard planned to impose hard barriers on what weapons classes could use, stating that it didn't make sense for a wizard to ever swing a warhammer or for Barbarians to use wands. The stated reason was to limit the amount of animations they had to create for each character, but Blizzard have since then backed on this stance. There are still soft limitation as to what weapons characters will want to use, as Wizards are not likely to find useful properties on polearms, and barbarians are not likely to find properties that suit them on daggers.

DPS Comparison[edit | edit source]

The following are all the top-tier weapons available in the game.

One-Handed[edit | edit source]

Data:Items/Heavsen Hand
Name DPS DPS Damage Damage Attacks Per Second Attacks Per Second Armor Sockets Sockets Description Required Level Item Level Sell Value
Veil Piercer

251.3 - 257.6

? (71-74) - (288-294) 1.4 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Slayer

277.6 - 285.4

? (150-154) - (277-285) 1.3 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Arch Axe

275.6 - 285.4

? (149-154) - (275-285) 1.3 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Demolisher

318 - 327

? (186-191) - (344-354) 1.2 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Darkblade

202.5 - 209.3

? (67-70) - (203-209) 1.5 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Centurion Spear

311.4 - 320.4

? (209-214) - (310-320) 1.2 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Rune Sword

242.2 - 248.5

? (104-107) - (242-248) 1.4 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?

Two-Handed[edit | edit source]

Name DPS DPS Damage Damage Attacks Per Second Attacks Per Second Armor Sockets Sockets Description Required Level Item Level Sell Value
Sovereign Staff

1062.5 - 1074.5

? (852-860) - (1273-1289) 1 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Titan Sword

750.5 - 761

? (716-723) - (785-799) 1 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Guru Staff

971.3 - 984.5

? (619-627) - (1147-1163) 1.1 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Titan Axe

1030 - 1042

? (982-990) - (1078-1094) 1 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Decapitator

1041 - 1053

? (940-948) - (1142-1158) 1 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
War Sledge

612.5 - 623.3

? (650-658) - (711-727) 0.9 ? N/A N/A ? 57  ?  ?
War Crest

590.9 - 602.3

? (563-571) - (681-697) 0.95 ? N/A N/A ? 57  ?  ?

Ranged[edit | edit source]

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Name DPS DPS Damage Damage Attacks Per Second Attacks Per Second Armor Sockets Sockets Description Required Level Item Level Sell Value
Revenant Bow

376.6 - 380.8

? (80-82) - (458-462) 1.4 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?
Manticore

1238.6 - 1420.1

? (1023-1158) - (1229-1424) 1.1 ? 0-1 0-1 ? 60  ?  ?
Exorcist

258.4 - 263.2

? (48-50) - (275-279) 1.6 ? N/A N/A ? 60  ?  ?

See Also[edit | edit source]