So I'm starting to do Vale quests now and I'm planning out what I can do for GS crafting. I've looked things up and have somewhat of a sense about this but I wanted to get your advice on what's best for my 18th lvl DPS THF horc barb build.
Here are the 3-4 things I've gathered I should be building:
1. 45 HP goggles
2. double positive maul
3. MinII greataxe/greatsword
4. LitII greataxe/greatsword
I've read up on what's involved and realize this will be a serious grind to get all this. One of my guildies estimated a tier 3 item will take ~15 runs of Shroud to complete. Either way it seems like a pretty long haul to build even half this list. I don't mind grinding it out but it's going to take a while and I'll definitely hit 20th level and be doing epic runs with my guild before this is all complete.
So with that in mind, what do you propose I build and in what order?
If I can only build one of the tier 3 weapons which should it be?
Also, would it be worth building all of them to tier 2 then work on tier 3?
On the goggles, I see recommendations for triple earth as well as conc-opp.
My understanding is that's these are the triple earth:
Tier 1: Earth/Escalation/Material: +10 HP, +1 CON
Tier 2: Earth/Escalation/Material: +15 HP, +2 CON
Tier 3: Earth/Escalation/Material: +20 HP, +3 CON
Bonus 1: Summon Earth Elemental
Bonus 2: Earthgrab Guard
While these are conc-opp:
Tier 1 - Negative/Escalation/Material: +10 HP, +1 Str Skills
Tier 2 - Positive/Escalation/Material: +15 HP, +2 Con Skills
Tier 3 - Positive + Negative/Escalation/Material: +20 HP, +3 Con Skills
Bonus 1: Diplomacy +10, Haggle +10, Wisdom +6
Bonus 2: Concordant Opposition - On hit 4% chance to restore 30 HP or 22-32 sp
There seems to be more of a lean towards triple earth. Also, isn't it a bit cheaper since conc-opp has a dual shard?
Finally, for my tier 3 weapon, should I go with greataxe or greatsword? I happily wield both wasn't sure if there's a strong reason to go with one over the other.