I want to craft an elemental beater for Taming the Flames. I love the quest, but the fire elementals are always a pain to kill because of their DR and healing. I see a couple of options, but I'm not sure which is the best. I'm figuring on a staff, so that I'll be able to use it no matter what TR life I'm on.
Option 1) +1 Icy Burst of Greater Elemental Bane: Probably the simplest option, lets me keep it BtA.
Option 2) +1 Cold Touch of Greater Elemental Bane w/red slot for Ruby Eye of Glacier: I've never seen a BtA slotted item, so it's doubtful I can make this one BtA. However, the Ruby Eye may offer more potential DPS. I have no idea how I'd calculate that.
Option 3) +1 Frost of Elemental Bane w/red slot as above. I'd lose +1 and a d6 damage, but Frost will deal double damage, so it's almost like adding 2d6. Is that worth the tradeoff? It would also save me some arrows, but that's a very minor concern.
Any thoughts, opinions, suggestions, or calculations?