I know that I just missed the big thread. Oh well.
This item is a weapon for an ugly duckling archetype. Naturally, I adore it. Vit DW tricksters are too slow for crucible but I’ve always toyed with them passably in SR. However, the morgoneth set has displaced this weapon imo.
Others who have tested vit DW tricksters will have no doubt also concluded that double bloodrender is optimal. Still, converting RoS to vit was fun and at least an option.
Morgoneth set with 1x prime ring and decent rolls is converting all pierce to vit, and is also unquestionably the best armour for this novelty archetype. This means that building a vit trickster around crimson spike is even more redundant than double bloodrender than it was before.
These builds struggle with raw DPS, and are now using shadow strike more heavily because of the set. This means that vitality DW trickster really, really wants lots of flat vit to take advantage of great WD scaling in its skills.
My idea is therefore to replace the RoS conversion (or just add a new line) with some measure of acid/cold - > vit to the lethal assault buff (if this is possible? Maybe pneuma?) This gives the build a lot more flat vit and also keeps the nightblade emphasis. To eliminate risk of OP-ness to demonslayer having extra cold to vit,despite the sacrifice of offhand, this could perhaps be limited to acid->vit only.
Thoughts? I know this archetype will never really shine, but it deserves some love. It’s dear to my heart.