I comp with HV BECAUSE it seemed to have worked well for him. I asked Red once what he comped with, and he said HV as well, for the very same reason. I didnt start to comp with HV until the cat set came out (Which was also when I asked Red). I dont have as much HV gears on my lion, my mage can get like 350HV or something from those .-. and not everythings comped yet, since my cat isnt 190.
I only used 180ish there, and for the shield too I believe.