Ok, Ive done some purchasing based on advice and things are definitely better. Thanks!
I can move around mp7 and kill without dying although its a bit touch and go sometimes. The biggest problem is its SLOW. I'd love to speed it up.
My IAS boost is 31% (not including the +15% double 1h) using axe mainhand, ignoring EF addition. I think thats an unhappy place if Im reading the google doc breakpoints correctly.
In my list of actual affordable armor upgrades Ive got:
* IK 90+vit boots
* IK 160+vit chest
* I did the math with innas (with vit) and ice climbers and its $140m to gain another 8%/9% IAS + 10/11% life, +90 vit, -35 str, -4% mele reduction
Im really not sure what I should be looking for in a "affordable" weapon tho (say 200m):
* EF with socket? Low dmg?
* Sword main hand with same base avg damage?
* A better axe?
I ran your breakpoints because I am just that nice of a guy....and yeah, 31% is an unhappy place, when you hit 33% you will be into the 26/26 breakpoints with both weapons in WoTB, right now you are at 23/26 with WoTB (which is where I currently am at).
So, right now you have reached a crossroads, you either need to stock up on some more IAS, preferably by just upgrading your gloves to a 8% or more IAS and then start to stock up on crit damage and strength and get a mace in your main hand (it has a higher average damage, and you will keep the same breakpoint as the axe if you get 33% total IAS)
Or you can get rid of a couple pieces of IAS gear that you have (completely remove it from your gloves or ring in favor of high crit dmg alternative) and just concentrate on damage multipliers and know you are going to be married to using an axe from here on out.
Really, the choice is yours....there is no wrong answer.