Am still a newbie when it comes to shield emitters; why save low frequency ones if you want to craft a high frequency one, to use Disassemble for parts or...?
Sprint would definitely be smoothing things due to little to no movement points. Just got Critical Power & boy, does it make sledgy better (along with Heavyweight)! +400% critical damage is pure madness with ~110-200 normal damage, then add Bonebreaker etc to the mix... I mean, seriously: http://i.imgur.com/Ho7KpuS.jpg
The only time I've had REAL trouble has been at Gauntlet due to no metal, fighting Carnifex *yawn
* & the Faceless invading Tchort Institute.
PS. Raising Dodge/Evasion didn't seem to do anything when wearing a metal armour
*EDIT* Did 1755 crit against one of Balor's (went back to sidequests as I couldn't beat the Faceless invasion)... Wonder how high it can go with 10+5 strength + all critical perks. I can go toe-to-toe with 9 lvl 10-20 loonies after lvl 21 *chuckles
* Could even do it versus Vanga's troops head on around lvl 13-15 I think, lower & upper level both having 11 lunatics.
I actually chose this play-style only to know the basics & making a map of most areas lol, working very well so far!