Why don't you max lets say axe mastery and use a standard BvC equip on switch? I mean the AR boost and dmg boost from mace mastery to the dwebs isn't the main purpose is it.yep, mace mastery works for staves too. Also the str req of only 18 is cool on the staff. And i just love the sound of a hitting staff. I sometimes use arreat+Stormshield+Fortitude scourge+res boots.
But that's more of a defensive setup then to really hit with.
I still want a fury scourge. OW + the venom from deaths webs must be a strong draining combo.
I know a lot of things can be better, but all other options lack style imho, and style is the only strong point of this char. Just call me crazy, i see that as a compliment in the nowadays d2 environment, that nearly solemnly exists of hammerdins and smiters.