A few quick questions:
1. You mentioned that Shrine crafting can not be worth it, but I'm SSF, and I have tons of shrines. What kind of stats are good to look for when shrine crafting a Crystal Sword?
2. Any thoughts on some of the new Runewords? A lot of Elemental barbarians are using
Runeword Level: 100
10% Chance to cast level 32 Celerity on Kill
45% Hit Recovery
(301 to 500)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
75% to All Attributes
+80 to Mana
60% Gold Find
+(2 to 4) to Light Radius
There are some very strong on-melee and on-striking procs that can spawn on Sacred Rare Crystal Swords. If you got those with a decent Attack Speed roll, extra flat cold damage, cold pen, dexterity, etc. then you could have a very solid weapon on your hands. I don't think you could ever hit 3 Frame attack, but you could hit 4 frame with some very nice procs and mods, potentially.
Dawn would not be good for Cold Wolf, since you would not be able to get enough Attack Speed on it to hit a 4 Frame Breakpoint. It also has no improvement to elemental damage whatsoever, so I don't see how it could be remotely useful. Even if it was good (it isn't), counting on a Zol in SSF seems like an impossible thing to hope for.