Agreed on the Feint5/5, Aura1/5, AC1/5 last 3 go wherever you want.
Dispel is the awesome part about Aura steal, not the stealing part. The stealing is just epeen (dhamel zerk, JoL boost etc), but its most used for an ASAP dispel (ice spikes in mamool merits, thunder spikes off sharks in sea etc) or to dispell things others cant (spikes off cerb/flayers). About all i ever steal are spikes really, and some random fun stuff like regen off charby etc. Dispel is why you want it and you get that with 1 point. Absorbing the buff is SOOO situational, its rediculous. And you still get a 20% shot to absorb at lv 1. (20% per point up to 100% at 5/5)
Personally i put last 3 in ambush, but i did that before we know it was only 3 per. I have contemplated dumping them for 4/5 AC, but its probably a wash either way and not worth the merits until i finish off stuff like 5/5 str. But hey, 9 acc/racc certainly helps, though its under the radar usually.
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