Yup, still trying my luck on crafting a nice ammy. The only place I'll farm at MP10 is CotA, so at MP7/8, I kill pretty much within seconds, therefore, the fear is not so much of a problem, I almost able to hook with the sickle whenever the target is feared away, so I didn't really have to chase them down. In Co-op, depends on who I'm farming with, if that player is a hater of ef, I'll just use my fist of az. I'm still trying to get used to the fear, so I've yet to invest on one that's above average.
Edit: I have a tal chest in my stash, but my ehp drop by a huge amount if I swap out my current inna chest.