OK so I know enough about what skill and ability gear to don, the best resistance items and such but I am a bit stuck with Weaponry & Armor.
On my past Melee builds (namely a Barbarian) it was easy, 2-3 weapons that are useful and just to get the best prefix/suffix on them to do some real damage.
On a pure rogue going TWF, it isnt so easy. (Dex build)
Question 1 : Considering I have decided against Khopesh (bah, a feat.. no way!) the only real question is which weapons to focus on. Rapier in main hand and short sword in second hand. Going oversized TWF will take me to 2 handed Rapiers and depending on the availability of good weapon sets, it will probably be split between Short Swords & Rapiers.
Big Question is : Is this the right attitude? Am I missing a key weapon that would really do me well?
Question 2 : I hate losing any skill points for the skill check adjustment so am using Studded +3 to get me +11 modifier to AC and 22 AC total. Is this good enough on a level 5 rogue that solo's a lot? Is there an armor that is more worthwhile and should I perhaps consider losing -1 on my skills and get better armor
To help answer, my stats are 14s/22d/18c/16i/10w/10c
My main skills are : 9 bal / 11 bluff / 8 diplo / 14 disable / 20 hide / 18 move silent / 17 open lock / 14 search / 11 spot / 13 tumble / 8 UMD
(I use +5 thieves tools always)
I mostly have F2P, have Gianthold (not much use now) , Catacombs and rest is F2P
Is there any gear at my current or near level I can hunt to improve my lot?