I am looking to make a human cipher with very, very high accuracy and DPS with Steadfast & Stormcaller. I'm going human for the versatile, but temporary, buff to accuracy and damage.
Right now, I'm thinking of the following stat spread:
Given the low will score, Steadfast & the Company Captain's Hat will be used to alleviate the effects of will-targeting attacks.
The accuracy bonuses of Borrowed Instinct & Tactical Meld will be used, along with the Perception buff of Champion's Boon from Steadfast (and potentially Wild Leech before getting Steadfast).
Right now, I am trying to determine whether to go dual wield or sword and shield for the melee component. This will be a flanker, not a tanker, so constitution isn't as valuable here. Still, a shield would help with survivability in melee. On the other hand, proper support from tanks would allow a dual-wield version of this idea to wreak some havoc.
I have checked the speed calculator, and it seems that even with Time Parasite, the Gauntlets of Swift Action, a durganized shield, and durganized robes, I can't get to 0 recovery. Still, it does get pretty darn low, and having a shield (small) would ensure that all melee kills are done by Steadfast, allowing it to potentially proc Champion's Boon.
What are your thoughts? Sword and Board or Dual Wield?