I tried out demon hunter after getting a nice 1-hand weapon for the class, when I got the Demon hunter to the level needed to equip it I moved my starting weapon to my offhand hoping this would give me higher damage, but the result was not very impressive when using Hungering Arrow, about half my shots was a nice high damage and the other half was low, like if the ability used the different weapons to calculate damage so I dropped my starting weapon for a shield. So to get a better understanding of why my damage was so terrible when dual wielding a good and a bad weapon I would like to know:
How is my damage done by skill calculated when dual wielding 1-hand crossbows compared to when using a 1-hand crossbow and shield or a 2-hand range weapon?
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