Outlanders are fairly easy to gear, except that enchanting for pure Focus can cost a fortune with all the disenchanting and reenchanting.
Glaivelanders are purely spellcasters, their ideal main hand is the typical stat stick offhand of strength builds. Glaivelanders prefer wands for their elemental damage, but they never use it actually. My personal preference remains a pistol, but the reason behind using a pistol is a later topic.
- Netherrealm Pistol
It's just a 4 socket pistol with an extremely heavy knockback. Socket it for cast speed with Chaos Embers or for critical damage with Rambren Skulls bonus and you'll be fine.
- Netherrealm Axe
It's weird to have an axe, but that's the best stat stick with it's 4 sockets and 8% critical hit chance. Similar socketing theme, use cast speed and/or critical damage gems.
- Netherrealm Wand
In case if you want a wand, this stuff has 4 sockets and deals elemental damage. Actually, the most elemental damage you should expect from a stat stick. Again, the same socketing theme, use cast speed and/or critical damage gems.
- Rare Wand
You can buy a rare wand with the highest cast speed you get, put two sockets on it and call it good. It's not bad actually.
Glaivelanders often prefer cast speed bonuses over actual blocking chance, which is totally understandable, as cast speed is one of the hardest stats to get. While these shields are low level and often hard to get, they offer both defense and offense.
Shields with 15% block require 399 vitality, The Centerwing with it's 21% block requires 299 vitality, while the good old Parma's Coal-Burner requires only 100 vitality. Which means, it's a trade of 199 focus for 15% cast speed.
- Crimson Guard
While it offers 20% cast speed, the best that shield can offer. It's the lowest level as well, totally leaving out nearly any useful sockets and giving an extremely low enchant potential. It's good, but not that good.
- The Centerwing
Highest itemlevel and block out of the cast speed shields and it still offers 15% cast speed. If you want cast speed and block, this is your best bet.
While it's itemlvl is high enough for some useful socketables, it's not as good as The Centerwing.
- Netherrealm Shield
Highest itemlevel and amount of open sockets, it's practically a stat-plank, but don't forget that this one gives you armor sockets.
- Parma's Coal-Burner
Maybe I mention this one too much, but this one is awesome! On the other hand, 15% cast speed is a quite good trade for 199 stat and The Centerwing looks better on outlanders...
Dual-wield can increase the DPS output of the character greatly. While it's not needed, one can use an offhand stat stick as well. With dual-wield you'll have 8 sockets, so it's highly advised to hit the critical damage cap and use the remaining sockets to increase critical hit chance or cast speed.
Well, I don't have to post the typical offhand stat sticks, because they are the same as the main hand stat sticks used by glaivelanders, See above at Mainhand topic.
Armor again serves no other purpose than offering the most possible offense, while maintaining the critical need for damage reduction.
- Damage Reduction up to 75%, so that you'll have a chance to survive hits.
- Cast Speed, while Outlander's gain heavy cast speed bonuses, you can never have enough.
- Focus, the more the better.
- +X% Health.
- +X% Mana.
- +X Health.
- Magic finding luck for loot.
- Gold finding luck for farming money faster.
Enchant your gear with attributes by Boris, go for the most possible Focus.