Okay, this is a common question. But the loot available has changed a lot since the last in-depth discussion of this that I can find. All slots are useful, and any slot will conflict with at least one excellent item (for some builds). That said, it's just not feasible to custom-craft new greensteel for every TR life. So -- what is currently the best single slot to dedicate to greensteel for heroic TR lives?
I've recently returned to the game and I'm about to re-start the TR train on my main dude and finally go for Completionist. I want to prepare one greensteel item for proper twinkage in the 11 - 20 heroic levels across multiple different lives. Some lives will be melee, some will be casting, some will be ranged. I'm looking for as close as possible to a generic slot.
With the ready availability of augment slots, the various new gear (revamped Gianthold stuff, the FR equipment, the challenge items, etc.), and the incredible improvement in the quality of random lootgen stuff (Deadly items, resistance +6/7, etc.) . . . I really can't justify wearing two pieces of greensteel full time anymore. And I'm not even sure where best to put the one piece I do want to wear (which will be a Conc Opp HP item).
I currently have an HP cloak (earth x 3, not ideal but it was my first, years ago) and a pair of Conc Opp SP goggles. But giving up the cloak and goggles slots are painful to me; as I level up my guy, I keep coming across items that would be great to use there instead (e.g., the cloak of flames on my current fire savant life, or my Tharnes goggles on melee lives). But I don't want to give up the nearly irreplaceable 45 HP and the Conc Opp procs.
Help me out, guys. Where are you slotting your greensteel HP for multi-TR builds? What's easiest to give up? (Especially in the 15-20 region, where there's a lot more competition from good items and where the difficulty of maintaining an elite streak ramps up to the point where optimal gearing becomes fairly important.)
I'm currently leaning toward helmet, now that the +20 vitality from Minos can be easily slotted elsewhere. Also considering belt, now that the TOD belts have been pretty completely outclassed, but there seem to be a bunch of other options there. Maybe gloves? One problem with either gloves or helm is that I quite like the Wrath of Sora Kell Set for several levels (13-17ish) for most builds, but I'm definitely willing to give that up. And there are a couple of nice sources of Devotion in the glove slot that will be useful for self-healing melees who can't/won't use caster weapons and don't have red slots available (due to using greensteel weapons, etc.).
Help me out, please? As you can tell, I'm talking myself around in circles on this decision.