The main hand is the primary weapon hand slot for weapons that only need one hand to equip, but also used for two-handed weapons.


  • Information about the weapon should tell you if it can be used on the main hand.
  • The other hand is known as the off hand.
  • For those with dual wield capability, weapons identified as main hand can not be used in the off-hand slot.
  • Two-handed weapons use both main hand and off-hand slots, but the off-hand slot will appear empty.
  • Patch 2.4.2 changed many main hand weapons into one-handed weapons.
  • Patch 5.2.0 changes almost all remaining main hand weapons into one-handed weapons; exceptions include items that are part of weapon sets.