I have just starting playing Median (again). I think you can add to early/mid gear lazyman style elemental damage items like Jitan's and Auriel's Halo. Also the only point where Wall of Fire beats Banner of Duncraig would be if you have few signets/low clearspeed for Fauztinville terror.
Random TU warp blade+full crushing blows MO+rainbow gems + Banner of Duncraig Fortress proc can even kill that fgt Akarat trough his heals and anything. That guy gave me cancer in 1.z9 when i was playing melee with bladestorm because of stupid magic immunity.
I think I will try the Xar rw weapon and see if it's really as good as people say but i'm gonna go lazystyle with free dmg from gear in elemental form. After doing the math elemental dmg gear gives ~800%-3000% of your weapon dmg not counting you can lower resists of stuff making killing act bosses faster(not that it matters after you get enough crushing blows).
Off-topic. Where is that profile picture coming from? I can't stop but think of old times of Lineage 2 films and Elf and Humans art
Also I think Grace rw (+skills,+stats, lots of speeds, lots of min dmg and 10% avoid) is a good mention for midgame gear.