Yes, it would be better for damage to use darkforce and all, but the hoto give great bonuses like mana regeneration and resist. Also, even if you found a magical wand with 20% FCR and made a white only to replace the shield with darkforge, your keeping the same speed break points, so may as well use the stuff that offeres a great balance of resist.Would it be better to replace the Homun with a Darkforce and trade in the HotO for a +8 White wand? Then find a +3 bnp, 10 fcr ammy to hit the 75 breakpoint...that way...if i'm right you'd have a further +6 to bone spear
I guess it depends on whether you are getting str from some of your items, ie circlet/rings. Base str is not really that important. You only get 2 life per vit pt. 40 life on a ring is equivalent to saving 20 str pts.hmm good point mythos, however, I think treks help alot in order to go base, or at least very low str when using SS. I still had to pump some points into str when using spirit (I went with homo over SS for some stupid reason for max block against melee) against casters. I definitely feel that I can tank pretty well against melee (i.e WW barbs), especially with bone armor, max block, and DR.