Help improve my HC untwinked(ish) Riftsin

Russell.s

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My first 'new' guardian, and first guardian I was sure I finished 100% untwinked, is Sable, who debuted as a kick/trap hybrid with a Voice of Reason longsword. Since then I've continued to play her, and she consistently circles around to being my favourite character. I was lucky enough to find a Gul, so made Rift runeword, and have not looked back. Initially I went with Fade, but since finding better charms for resists have moved over to Burst of Speed. She is entirely self-found, with the exception of the Gladiators Bane, which I think my Amazon found.

I generally do an MF 'loop': p1 Countess, p3 pits + andy + meph + diablo.

My current highest rune is Vex, and I don't have anything particularly 'godly'. I feel the focus on pDR has really helped her survivability, so I would be hesitant to drop too much of that, but I'm open to suggestions.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to improve Sable?
Some questions:
-should I drop points from Shadow Master and Fade? If so, what should I put them back into?
-any items you think need swapping out?
-any obvious breakpoints I'm missing?
-should I socket something I haven't socketed (helm)? If so, with what?
-is there some obvious choice for more MF that I'm missing?

I'm interested to hear the wisdom of the forums! :)
Name: Sable
Class: Assassin
Experience: 1592600723
Level: 89

Naked/Gear
Strength: 144/175
Dexterity: 158/182
Vitality: 213/227
Energy: 25/39
HP: 865/1000
Mana: 157/157
Stamina: 446/506
Defense: 39/2552
AR: 100000754/2100019488

Fire: 166/126/66
Cold: 140/100/40
Lightning: 167/127/67
Poison: 105/65/5

MF: 73 Block: 74
GF: 271 FR/W: 30
FHR: 60 IAS: 20
FCR: 0

Fire Blast: 1/3
Shock Web: 8/10
Charged Bolt Sentry: 1/3
Lightning Sentry: 20/22
Death Sentry: 20/22

Claw Mastery: 1/3
Psychic Hammer: 1/3
Burst of Speed: 1/3
Weapon Block: 1/3
Cloak of Shadows: 1/3
Fade: 10/12
Shadow Warrior: 1/3
Mind Blast: 1/3
Venom: 1/3
Shadow Master: 9/11

Dragon Talon: 20/22
Dragon Claw: 1/3
Dragon Tail: 1/3
Dragon Flight: 1/3

Gore Rider
Myrmidon Greaves
Defense: 166
Durability: 33 of 34
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x3ec9771e
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+168% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Required Level +7
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 104
Durability: 21 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xce4a1579
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Life stolen per hit
+156% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
+10 Maximum Durability

Nagelring
Ring
Required Level: 7
Fingerprint: 0x398c4991
Item Level: 19
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+54 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
Attacker Takes Damage of 3
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

The Gladiator's Bane
Wire Fleece
Defense: 1399
Durability: 132 of 135
Required Level: 85
Required Strength: 111
Fingerprint: 0x6c9a882c
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+180% Enhanced Defense
+50 Defense
Damage Reduced by 25
Magic Damage Reduced by 18
Cannot Be Frozen
Poison Length Reduced by 50%
Attacker Takes Damage of 20
+103 Maximum Durability
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Sol Rune

Dwarf Star
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x8ec83dab
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40 to Life
+40 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 15%
Fire Absorb 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 15
100% Extra Gold from Monsters

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xc121f7f2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +29

Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 36 of 40
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 115
Fingerprint: 0xf72c30be
Item Level: 68
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
+120% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Strength

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 79
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x49126a5f
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage to Demons
+25 Defense
Fire Resist +50%

Bartuc's Cut-Throat
Greater Talons
One Hand Damage: 84 - 148
Durability: 69 of 69
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 79
Required Dexterity: 79
Fingerprint: 0xc44c8256
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
181% Enhanced Damage
Adds 25 - 50 Damage
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
8% Life stolen per hit
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 146
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xc11652a0
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+26% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+96 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+4 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Rift
War Scepter
HelKoLemGul
One Hand Damage: 10 - 17
Durability: 70 of 70
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 44
Fingerprint: 0x4a1853a5
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 16 Tornado on striking
16% Chance to cast level 21 Frozen Orb on attack
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 160 - 250 Magic Damage
Adds 60 - 180 Fire Damage
+3 to Sanctuary (Paladin Only)
All Stats +9
+10 to Dexterity
38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Level 15 Iron Maiden (40/40 Charges)
Requirements -20%
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Hel Rune
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Lem Rune
Socketed: Gul Rune

Gerke's Sanctuary
Pavise
Defense: 396
Chance to Block: 54
Durability: 99 of 137
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 123
Fingerprint: 0xc08e481a
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
30% Increased Chance of Blocking
+236% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +15
All Resistances +45
Damage Reduced by 13
Magic Damage Reduced by 16
+100 Maximum Durability
Ethereal
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Diamond

Mercenary:

Name: Jemali
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Def-Normal

Treachery
Superior Loricated Mail
ShaelThulLem
Defense: 826
Durability: 19 of 19
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 139
Fingerprint: 0x4ccaa108
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+45% Increased Attack Speed
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+11% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +30%
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
Ethereal
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Lem Rune

Crown of Thieves
Grand Crown
Defense: 487
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x2516ffbc
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
12% Life stolen per hit
+185% Enhanced Defense
+25 to Dexterity
+50 to Life
+35 to Mana
Fire Resist +33%
96% Extra Gold from Monsters
Ethereal

The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 39 - 459
Durability: 44 of 65
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 114
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0xc97b920a
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
226% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (9 Frames)
11% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%
 
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SirName

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Rift & eth Gerke's is the primary switch? How much do you depend on the 35CB from Guillaumes? I ask as PTopaz Harlequin Crest would be an obvious Mf choice. As a bonus the +2skills would push Dragon talon to level 24 for an extra kick.

The eth Crown of thieves is nice on a merc but I think might be overkill for leach as Reapers has inbuilt leach and decrep enhances that. So maybe slap the Guillaumes on him for some extra CB and DS.
 

Russell.s

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Rift & eth Gerke's is the primary switch? How much do you depend on the 35CB from Guillaumes? I ask as PTopaz Harlequin Crest would be an obvious Mf choice. As a bonus the +2skills would push Dragon talon to level 24 for an extra kick.

The eth Crown of thieves is nice on a merc but I think might be overkill for leach as Reapers has inbuilt leach and decrep enhances that. So maybe slap the Guillaumes on him for some extra CB and DS.
Thanks very much for your suggestions! I do have a PTopaz Harlequin Crest currently doing nothing, so I will have to give it a go. The +life and %DR will increase my tankiness too, which could allow me to play a bit more agressively. I think the crushing blow from Guillaume's is important, but I can see how I go without it.

Yes Rift and eth Gerke's are primary switch.

Good call on the merc. Adding some CB to him will definitely help. :)
 
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