So that's the question fellow HC players. Currently 60(13) with 30k dps and around 850AR when I have my buff up. http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Bik-2960/hero/19810946 I'm farming act3 inferno on MP0. Switched to Archon build and it's much faster! Did have some near death experience against phasebeast packs though. They are NASTY! That's why I decided to put my Oculus in the stash and replace it with a SHIELD. Cost me around 18K dps, but I gained 27%blockchance and 150AR or so, along with some armor. How do you feel about using a shield and what is your experience? My opinion: your DPS is ZERO when your dead. Might as well play it safe.