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Sword Vs. Axe Healing Druid

I know that healing druid dps is basically non existent, but for min/max, which is better?

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  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Might stacking on axe is better but druid can dish out might pretty fast so id say sword is better. Sword /Wh with staff should be solid for support. Good mobility on both sets and the blast on WH and the evades on sword are ver useful for bonus support or survivability respectively.

  • If you're asking for raids specifically, sword is slightly better personal dps. Axe 3 gives weakness which helps weavers with their 15% crit chance traits and weaver dps is more important.

  • Weakness only works in wings 2 and 4, so in those two you should run an Axe if weavers request it. Otherwise I prefer the sword for the evade.

  • @jokobet.6081 said:
    Weakness only works in wings 2 and 4, so in those two you should run an Axe if weavers request it. Otherwise I prefer the sword for the evade.

    Anet said in the next update, all bosses will get weakness

  • Axe chill is a soft CC as well. IMO the necessity of being in melee range to do damage with sword negates the slight increase in still-low DPS.

  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Sister Saxifrage.7361 said:
    Axe chill is a soft CC as well. IMO the necessity of being in melee range to do damage with sword negates the slight increase in still-low DPS.

    The autoattack of sword applies cripple so soft CC is iff tge table for axe. Weakness is more needed because weavers have increased crit chance against weakened foes if traited in a certain way. So for dmg support axe has its place.
    Sword is otgerwise the better choice becauae of better dps, soft cc and survivability.
    Of course if you feel more confortable with a ranged weapon you can do that without any problem and take axe.

  • The main reason I asked this is because qT always has said to use sword in the past, but with the Grace of the Land rework, they're now saying Axe is better.

  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @haventr.1630 said:
    The main reason I asked this is because qT always has said to use sword in the past, but with the Grace of the Land rework, they're now saying Axe is better.

    I am a little bit puzzled why axe should be better.
    The AA of axe has no use when using GotL to its full extend.
    But as a conclusion to your question. I still say sword is a better choice for its mobility. But both choices are viable IMO and nothing wrong in using your preferred choice.

  • Zlater.6789Zlater.6789 Member ✭✭✭

    @haventr.1630 said:
    I know that healing druid dps is basically non existent, but for min/max, which is better?

    Axe is better when you're forced to range basically. However that is pretty rare, some examples are when you are kiting or in matthias or in demios ranged strat. otherwise, sword is the better dps option.

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