Gear that has a chance to retain value --
SoJ's of all skill types
Socket Sledge Fist
~100% CHD Socket EF
That's about it.
SoJ's can retain value because 6% ele dmg is good, 30% elite dmg is on-par with lvl70 SoJ's, 2.3 spir/sec is low but serviceable and the skill bonuses scale really well.
Socket Sledge Fist works because zDPS is still a big deal for groups and Sledge has the unbeatable +APS mod on it. Bonesaber gets replaced by quite a few legendary affixes so it probably can't retain value.
100% CHD Socket EF's, despite having terrible DPS, can still be used as BiS off-hand Cookie-Bells weapons. They give all the benefit of a good stat-stick and Bells are mainhand only allowing you to skimp out on the DPS statline.
Legacy Nat's actually can't compete even with rerolls ... so there is no chance without them.DISCLAIMER -- Because we are working in a Beta environment, any recommendations I make should be taken as theory only and may be majorly different based on unreleased changes to the game.
I could be wrong on this. If any one has run ZDS with non-enchanted current gear on a lv70 character at T6 difficulty could enlighten us on this that would be cool :)
The only legacy item I use for zDPS is Sledge because DPS doesn't matter and +APS + STUN +Socket is as good as it gets.
I mainhand Fist of Az so my EP's do insane damage ... pick your poison though. I have terrible zDPS gear and I can zDPS tank T5 and 6.
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