I am looking to craft an alchemical sword with Laceration Lore for my divine. This would mean adamantine base, tier II mystical. The only tier III effect that would make sense is earth for Greater Spell Pen IX.
I'm wondering what to put on tier I. I almost never melee, so martial doesn't make much sense. If I go mystical I get impulse 90. Not as good as my hat, maybe useful if the hat falls off.
So I just have to choose the element. I don't have any elemental attacks. Which means it's just a choice of guards. So which is best....
I was thinking earthgrab would be best, except the DC's seem quite low for epics. Magma Surge, which per DDO wiki doesn't have a save might be better? At least against mobs not immune to fire.
I would probably match the second tier element to the first, just in case I ever acquire an attack in that element.
Opinions or advice??