Best elite polearm Trying to determine which weapon would be best for my summoner, to stick an infinity in. Using a simple calculator, in terms of just DPS it seems that (correct me if I'm wrong): Great poleaxe > Giant thresher > thresher > cryptic axe > colossus voulge GP has base speed of  GT + T [-10] CA + CV  GP seems to dominate in DPS. But wearing Guillame's face + infinity has a 75% Crushing Blow and 15% Deadly Strike, the GT will have a better chance to active CB/DS. To me, it seems that either the Great Poleaxe or Giant Thresher is the best choice. 1) I don't know how to evaluate these two. Great poleaxe has better damage for regular hits, and its CB and DS will hit harder. Giant thresher will simply active DS and CB more often. 2) I don't understand why CA is the preferred choice.. Is it the high max damage? Is it just the low str req (then why not thresher.. DPS is only slightly lower than giant thresher)? 3) I don't know how merc IAS works.. so what would introducing a lvl 9 fanaticism aura change? 4) Does range matter? I heard that it was fixed at 3 for act 2 mercs? 5) Why is the Ogre Axe completely disregarded? It seems similar to GP, minus the 26+ str req. 6) I'm thinking of carrying around insight just for lv85/key runs. Removing CB, DS, and fanatacism form the picture, which would be optimal choice?