I'm currently trying to make a good custom axe, and I cannot decide which would be best. My previous custom axe is a 6 - 26 damage chaos axe, with a Sundering axe haft (8% chance), and a grip of warding +6, and is fairly decent I think. The current one I'm building is a 6 - 28 chaos axe, and I'm having trouble picking upgrade items. The grip is pretty much a no brainer for me, it's a grip of defense +4, but the haft I'm having trouble deciding on. The two hafts I have in mind are an Ebon haft and a Vampiric haft. (5 life steal per hit, if it's a set value of 5 and not just between 1 - 5, but even if it was variable it's still pretty nice.) Now the Ebon haft is good for warriors I hear, but not against casters, so I guess I would switch to my previous axe to deal with casters. But the idea of a healt giving axe is pretty appealing, even if it does have -1 regeneration. Which would be better for a Warrior/Mesmer?