Like it or not, once we start talking about DW as a skill we will absolutely require talking about each and every weapon skill again. Keeping them separate makes no sense to me. Does Berserker Rage belong here too? I take it when making a heavy melee skill build. I also take Assassination every time I take Berserker Rage. As a matter of fact, I think Assassination, Berserker Rage, Dual Wield, any weapon skill or two and a few other skills chosen for themselves makes an awesome melee combatant. I usually make mod based characters. So the above is only relevant here. It is a build I have not tried in a long time. Since half the people here insist upon speaking only of half the subject, I will play stupid too. I like Staves best by far. They are the best of all worlds at current. There are some nice weapons of each type, but far more staves with decent stats and procs than any other type. Second to that is probably maces, followed by a defense themed unarmed build.