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Help me choose the best weapon I have right now, please.

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Hey, First of all PoE is a great game, tho I'm having trouble deciding which weapon is better... The dilemma I'm having right now is between one handed weapons for both of my (semi)tanks. Couple of screenshots to help you guys out: https://i.imgur.com/MUY1A2G.jpg (Whispers of Yenwood) https://i.imgur.com/kHIZDZ8.png (Oidhreacht) https://i.imgur.com/KQVT9an.jpg (Hearth Harvest) https://i.imgur.com/Zx4j3ZU.jpg (Ravenwing) https://i.imgur.com/qmSxFvn.jpg (Stats) https://i.imgur.com/i0cdY4L.png (Stats)


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Not sure what you want to accomplish, as there are different methods of tanking and different stats/talent groupings that can help you to achieve it.  Not trying to sound indecisive - quite the opposite.  The more we know about your character/s the better ppl can help you.


However, if your tank build is the generic "max out defenses and do little or no damage" type, then I'd say Hearth Harvest.  If you're playing a fast attacking DW or 1h/smallshield tank like a barbarian or monk, oidreacht (and enchant it so that you can actually hit and do damage: draining is only good at all if you can do damage.).  The other two are crap if not for the fact that they are the only mace/sword you'll find for a while, so if you took a weapon focus of some kind (knight or noble in this case) then no to both because there are better weapons for any role just around the corner.


However something else worth noting: If you're building a tank whose only purpose is to stand in the way of your enemies and get slapped around while not dying, you should have a look at some of the builds in the build thread:  there are a lot of ways to tank that are more effective or - and this is a big plus for me - more fun.  Anyway, without knowing what you want to accomplish with your tank there's not much more I can offer.  Do you want to make him draw aggro and in so doing damage as many enemies as possible? Or debuff everyone around him so badly that they can't hit the side of a barn with a blunderbuss?


Hope all of - or any of - this helps.

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In terms of defense:


Whispers of Yenwood is a good way to raise your fortitude defense (+4) as well as adding a bit more endurance and health. Its +2 CON stacks with everything.


Usually fortitude is more important than deflection in the tougher (later) fights.

So I wouldn't say it's outright crappy. But in the early game +5 deflection from Hearth Harvest is better than +4 fortitude.



Hearth Harvest comes with a burning lash and is rending, which is nice.


For dealing damage Ravenwing is the best weapon on that list (early in the game) because it comes with Damaging III which is quite an improvement if you don't have a lot of other dmg mods and can't enchant gear to exceptional yet.


With more dmg modifiers and enchantment Hearth Harvest will be better at some point though.

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