Best thing is the ability to upgrade, so now you have to look at every damn rare that drops. I had a nice ethereal pike for my merc 280% ED, +30IAS, +100 pd and a few minor mods that I upgraded to a lance and I was going to upgrade to war pike but it got lost when my transfer game got dropped. along with the um needed to upgrade it :rant:
My new fave is a broad axe 328% ED, 40% IAS, +1 barb skills, +5 strength, +AR that I am going to upgrade on ladder once I find another damn um rune. Should be a sweet silver-edged axe. cross your fingers for 2 sockets.
I got a flanged mace with only 280-290 ed. BUT it adds dmg per lvl AND AR.
My pally uses it, 1650ar on weapon alone. :surprise:
...or is it a reinforced mace??? :scratch:
I forgot. oh yeah. mana & life leech too :clap:
230 max dmg on it at lvl 75.
lol I'll have to check it when I get home. :embarrass