Groborthir said:It's better to use a Double-bladed axe in your left hand (4,2 spd., if I recall correctly) and a hand axe (or was it weighted bearded axe?) in your right hand, 2,4 or ,6 spd., respectively. I read an extensive test done with various axe speeds, and the conclusion was that a DB axe for main hand and an HA (or, was it WB axe, heh) for offhand would give you the best dmg over time.
LA mechanics mean that your swing speed will be an average of both your axes, so in order to not hit like a gimp (or, hit like a bigger gimp, post-nerf slip), you'll want a heavy, slow axe in your main hand to do the highest damage with the axe that are taking advantage of growth rates, and a very fast axe for your off hand to make your main hand swing faster.
I'm sure someone else can explain it better, and include some nifty numbers to prove the fact, but I think I got through the basics.
Actually that is not entirely true. The slower the weapon, the more style damage can be done per endurance.Mikal said:PS. in theory, a full bar of end will give the same style damage no matter which speed weapons you use. But slow main/fast offhand will deliver this damage much faster. And with end regen where you never run out of end, slow main/fast offhand will do way more damage than the other way around