I don't as I didn't explore singer after that. Something that helps merc kill stone skin boss faster, however apart from using Beast + 6x Ist sword I didn't really find anything else, and that option is kinda expensive with very low benefit.
I consider to use IK helm because Shako looks ugly on a barb. No other reason haha. Plus it would offer 15% more MF than Shako does at expense of 2 non warcry skills and life/mana. If I do play him again, I really don't want him to look like a thief with Shako. I'd rather lower MF and use Arreat or whatever to have barb who looks like a beast.The other fun budget option I never saw recommended is IK helm/boots
On the calculator, make sure the Primary Weapon is selected as the left weapon slot. By default, the Secondary Weapon is left weapon slot and causes the calculator to factor in WSM bug. This is why the slower weapon shows a faster attack speed. I spent the 2018 MFO with a 10 FPA Zerk due to this calculator quirk.@art_vandelay I see what you're saying now on the speed calc. It shows crystal sword in offhand as faster than phaseblade, which is obviously wrong. This is disappointing. I thought it was correct for zerk. And its really tough to calc yourself too -.-
Edit: so I'd like to know what ias is needed with gull in offhand (-20 wsm) to reach 9fpa zerk. Anyone know how to calc zerk speed? I don't see an amazon basin page on it.
Catching up on this thread. @Gripphon do you happen to know gear Frozzzen was using? It looks like Tower Shield type so not Monarch. My untwinked 99er javazon has only 2 skillers, but I'm definitely hoping to maximize other items for XP efficiency for 96-98. Thanks for any links or info you can provide!