Am not playing a particularly tanky build nor am I a pure DPS DH, but rather a sort of hybrid build with a good chunk of all res and middling stats (39k dps, 31k hp, 300+ all res etc)
I have an emerald on my xbow at the moment and wondering what to go with really. With the xbow, I'm at (buffed) 1.70 AS and doing just under 39k damage so clearly I'd lose out on DPS if I switched it out but the extra LoH which would take me to around +500 total would be nice for the extra survivability on HC/A1/Inferno.
I could switch Caltops from TG to JS to take advantage of the LoH/fear/immobilize I have on my items but wonder if the 1.7 AS is "good" enough reason to switch away from the purely defensive TG to the more attacking JS? I would still use caltrops as part of my kiting as a way to slow enemies down as opposed to more gung-ho SS into a crowd then drop JS all over the place style.
I'm thinking if I have to kite, then clearly it's something I can't kill quick enough so the extra damage/LoH from JS would be better overall especially in a longer fight, it's just the TG counters +fast and that's all the advantages it needs to make it a contender.
At this point I wouldn't be going full Gloom/LoH build as I don't have the 1H bows for it. Basically, is it worth the DPS hit for the extra LoH? (will be using EF/CF and Impale/Overpen as my attacks)