thanks so much..this was really helpful!
from memory btw trident bash was SO bad. i used to like tridents but i swore off them after the changes.
Loving the idea of 1h lances though hah. I did that by mistake(because i messed up pracs)f or 1 set of pracs and it was actually Loads of fun. DIdn't know about leatherleaf though! Might try that out.
The new midrare razor sword
Those are my go to combo 1h weapons. Use starks playground of bash to get a bit of an idea on how they fare vs different dodge amounts. Seeing as you are a bg youll likely be taking on trollocs in dodge so I would be testing it against 140-147 DB as most of your opponents in decent kits are going to fall into that range. There will be a few outliers like the DL class players or rogues in top top end kits. I can think of a handful that are at that 150db mark or better.
It should give you a bit of an idea. I think the main thing to keep in mind is that you really will feel that diminished bash having been primarily a basher who has used abs, as long as you are cool with that you'll enjoy the increased survivability and the less attrition of hp based combat.