Trying to get my Rogue 18/Ranger 2 assassin epic ready, starting with greensteel weapons. I figure that my DC 36 assassinate and vorpal sneak attacks would be well complimented by a dual Slay Living set for ultimate instakill-age. This is the combo I came up with:
(Note that I have ITWF, OTWF and Improved Crit: Piercing, hence the dual Heavy Picks)
The highlights are: Slay Living on both weapons, +9 INT for a higher assassinate DC and *gasp* traps, +4 AC.
But then it occured to me if maybe it would be better to give the second weapon Enervation instead of Slay Living (e.g. something like this). The rationale here is that epic mobs presumably (but I might be wrong on this one) have high enough Fort saves to overcome the DC 30 on SL, so the lower saves bestowed by Enervation could increase my overall success rate. Basically, it's better to succeed on SL once than fail twice. But then, maybe Enervation doesn't proc often enough to really make a difference, so I'd be better off hitting them with weapons that deal CON damage first, then switch to the dual SL set?
What would you recommend?
[ ] Dual SL set (with dual wounding/puncturing set, which I currently don't have)
[ ] SL/Enervation combo
[ ] Other