Was running 32K life with 3.4K DPS with around 350 Life steal per hit (dual wield) using:
currently at lvl 56
My concern is that towards the end of Hell and I'm certain throughout Inferno, Life steal is becoming less effective to just plain useless it seems. All of my health regen seems to come from my mantra and healing spells. If I fight a mob and notice how much life I'm gaining from my weapons alone I can honestly say I feel like it's a wasted stat to go for at this point.
From D2 I obviously remember how useful it was to have a certain, small even, amount of life steal to be good to go throughout the game. Something IMO a melee character clearly needs to survice in the middle of packs of monsters, as opposed to casters who deal more damage but are fighting from afar.
Someone please share their experiences and knowledge as to what I might be doing wrong considering life leach. As you can see I'm going tank dominant and even then I find myself dying more than I believe I should...and that's with the so called "bug" with insane spirit regen...it still doesn't regen fast enough to combat champion packs this far in.