hodg wrote:which nec dagger base is better for mkodos rw? hexblade is faster but spirit edge has higher base dmg and has another socket
Definitely Spirit Edge. Mkodos is one of the only runewords for Nec Daggers that doesn't grant a bunch of Max Damage, so having a higher base damage is preferable for such a runeword. You can make use of the extra socket for an IAS jewel if necessary if you want to try to catch up in attack speed to Hexblade.
I don't think I've seen many people opt for Dagger/Shield nec over Scythe nec, but I remember playing it before MXL 2017. How does it end up playing out in areas like Tran?