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2,8% lifesteal is enough against for everything else than reflect damage monsters in high MP (MP6 or higher). So if you want to blew through MP 10 reflect packs, your gonna need more. For everything else, just take as high DPS/EHP items as possible.
Would LoH on rings and ammy be able to compensate?
No. On high MP and with high DPS you would need more LoH than possible to compensate, even for only 1 wep with Life Steal. I'm talking out of experience, but I can back it up with the following:
I have 230k dps and 4.9% Life Steal. This gives me 1.6m single target dps with SW and 24/48% MoC up, and this equals 13500 healing pr/sec (on inferno where Life Steal only gives 20% healing). With only 1 Life Steal weapon I would get 6750 hps, give or take. This is not enough to outheal reflect dmg on MP9/10 (armor and resist at 5k/600).
Life on hit does only return life on our FoT and it gives 75% LoH as life (you get nothing from Sweeping Wind). With let's say 2000 Loh you would get .75x2000xatt/sec. With 2.0 att speed this would be aprox 3750 life pr sec. (aoe from FoT will give you return from every mob hit, so let's say 5000 life pr sec).
The problem is: how easy is it to get 2000 LoH on gear? I guess it is doable, but for me there is no alternative. Life Steal all the way. Consider this. Reflect mobs surround you. Sweeping Wind deals a ton of dmg to them, but will not heal you as long as you only have LoH. You would get healed from Life Steal.