i have bought at least 5 LoH weapons
the swords/daggers with 1.4+ as are a must
anything slower than that fails
have a look on AH for a sword/dagger with 999 loh filter
wudnt surprise me u can pick up a nice deal around the 600dps mark
anything more and ur paying for the increased dps and not increased survivability
often higher dmg but lower speeds and lower loh => fail for the purpose u need it
i have +1200loh 1hand 600dps and anything ive tried with less loh => total fail
the only upgrade for me wud be same stats same speed, and just more dmg
and then u pay +10mil extra just to spend a couple minutes less on clearing elites..
even tried with a 1K dps 1hand with 500 loh and then an amulet with 500loh => was not better than my current setup (more dmg is not key to killing more as a barbarian, thats only true when u can do +100k dps and a barb with those stats is more squishy than something so squishy u squish it all the time without realising )
I agree, incredibly important attack speed of 1.5 is a game changer on daggers. My first LoH weapon i swapped out my 800+dmg 1h spear for 650 dmg 1h dagger with LoH + damage to life (whatever its called)+ ias and did 1k less dmg but killed much faster with enormously improved survivability
Different builds require different things. I'm doing fine with 1.3 aps in a2 inferno... because I'm using a ww build. I can almost always drag trash mobs into a fight to leech from if the elites are too much for me, or kite a little until Run like the Wind has gained some life back for me, or just dodge half the elite mobs' attacks by whirling in and out of melee range constantly.