Thanks for the quick reply! I guess I'll play 2H for leveling and the lower-level endgame stuff, then respec when I get to T1.
Do you know if there are there any plans to fix this? It seems like an awfully glaring balance issue to have an entire weapon style be unviable for endgame content. :/
Is there some reason 2H weapons don't just have double the number of slots as 1H weapons?
Well, there is something that bugs out items when they have more than 2 socket slots if i recall correctly, which is why salan made items restricted to 2 sockets (and also for balance purpose, easier to balance with 1 or 2 as max)
But yea, sockets is also why its not really worth using 2handers, biggest contributor tho is that you dont gain enough damage to justify wearing a 2hander compared to 1h+shield or dual-wielding, 2h in TL2 has always been weak in my opinion, not sure why they have so low DPS/Damage. But lets say Salan makes a kick-ass 2hander, you would still favour 1h+shield or dual-wielding since the surviability is the most important factor in Darkness Falls, if you die, you have to waste time running back, which means you just doubled the time it takes you to kill a boss instead of making it faster.
When you are fully decked out in gear, with a Warlock and Berserker most encounters are about 20-40 seconds (depends on the encounter ofc), but encounters such as Rak'var, Troll King and Double Dragon are all done in about 20-30 seconds, lets say you would pick up a 2hander for some more damage, you would perhaps gain 3-4 seconds faster kills but lose an incredible amount of survivability, the same applies for the Engineer.