Well, I decided that I want to go with a barb for my third HC try because I don't have one yet and also the one I want to make softcore is going to be titan zerker. However WW is the very classic skill that I never really used other than maybe once or twice ten years ago and so I decided to go for it here. And since I want to use shield, WW and actually a sword because swords are cool, what better name for my toon would be than Talic? I think I want to keep a little journal of Talic's heroic deeds and hopefully not dead so why not? It keeps me more interested when I can share my playthroughs with other people. Also I have a little question so I can think of stats now. I'm not counting on dropping a SS but it would be my end-game shield if it actually did drop. What are the necessary stats for SS? It's monarch so obviously 156 str however what about block? I think it's something like 232 dex total for 75% block at lvl 99?