For non-drop gear, Curulang (78-130 Common damage +19M +19A +19V +19W +84 morale + 76 power) is an okay off-hand sword for a champ and can be acquired with no rep from rep vendors in Mirk-eaves right away upon getting into Mirkwood. Useful until you luck into a nice drop from an instance. I think I have Lanchigil, can't remember why I didn't decide to change, probably due to not wanting to give up the vitality and will for a small uptick in morale and +1 to M/A. Is the +126 melee crit on the dagger nice or just a small up tick? Beleriand is definitely a nice upgrade for damage. Hm, here's to hoping I didn't sell it and stuffed it in the bank after deciding not to use it initially.