Quote from Loroese
1) It depends on your stats. I'd use a dps spreadsheet or online calculator to see which will give you higher dps. I have a comparison in my dps spreadsheet for Marq E vs R, but it requires inputting your gear stats first.
2) Yes, survival is possible, but you might have to play carefully around RD. I prefer a LS weapon so I don't have to worry about whether the elites have RD or not. It all depends on preference and play style.
hmm i've an older version of your spreadsheet and i have not changed it because i need to fill it again with my items-stats. i've put a radiant star ruby on my weapon and i lost around 10k dps but its not the number sometimes "the number" may be smaller but the real dmg would be more. As for the LS on weapon the only reason i'm thinking to remove it, is because i can get u huge dps increase.
Thx for your answer-time