^ hope u find your dream shield one day bro.
found something very close. catch you in a run soon. our last 4 monk run was madness! :)
@prawnstar You nailed it when you said gg shields are incredibly rare. They cannot be priced. If i were you i would put aside 2 bill to cover anything the AH produces. I have never checked RMAH or 3rd party sites for prices but that is an option.
just bought a pretty decent stat stick today. pretty sure it was overpaid but oh well. +life would've probably been better than a socket but i'm possibly just nitpicking.
can't agree more with some of the points listed over at the old thread and here. most of the things killing me are the pools of elemental damage on the ground. a top shield offers a whole lot of DPS and eHP. 300dex+10CC is a massive boost to DPS and the extra armor/vit/+life/res the shield gives, lets us more or less just facetank everything even in mp10 most times. if you've 20% block, all the better.
These are the following 8 affixes I actively look out for on a shield. anytime you can get at least 5 of the 8 attributes below, you're onto a really good offhand:
All Res or Armor or Single Res or +Life (any 2 of 4)
Story of my monk life: became an S/B monk mostly out of laziness. Too much of a hassle to run circles around all the arcane lasers/desecrators/etc while i was DW-ing back then. and then dying from DW glass-cannon status during lag spikes. swapped over to S/B, never regretted it, still lovin' it. :) death from lagspike no more!