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[Reboot] Hero Weapon: 1H or 2H Axe?
I know this has been discussed quite a bit before, but I'm returning to the game after several years and haven't been able to find a firm answer for the current game state, with regard to changes made since I last played. (I'm wondering also for reboot, by the way, which wasn't out when I last played.)
It seems to me that axe > sword always with regard to DPM due to the 5% damage buff. If that's the case, it's just a matter of choosing a 1H or 2H axe. Some discussion I've seen seems to indicate that a 1H axe is ultimately better in the very end-game (hitting the damage cap) due to more attacks per minute, and often before the damage cap since you can star-force a shield with it. The only thing I've seen to the contrary is that a 2H axe and a medallion may be better in the mid-game, before you star-force a shield to a reasonable strength, due to some multiplier Heroes get on 2H weapons.
Is the above correct, such that a 1H axe with a strong enough shield is mathematically more DPM than a 2H axe at late stages of the game in the reboot server, even before hitting damage cap?