rest in peace AB
Why so? Due to short staves proc damage % nerf, or due to BiL nerf?
Also, are shields still a viable option? They still have proc damage % alive.
Shields have the proc damage bonus but cannot trigger flexible combat, and with only 3 skills to trigger shield bashes I imagine that a 1h + shield AB isn't anywhere near optimal.
On that topic, though, what have the changes from 1.5 done to the build order/points distribution? Dirty Fighting doesn't look so great anymore (maybe the final talent could be used to cancel vitality?), but the cooldown reduction from stone skin look VERY tempting for having stone wall cooldown even quicker.