CTA gives Battle Orders (BO) to every class and everybody should have it (Pala can use Scepter with +3 HS). Assa can dual wield +5-6 Traps claws or Chaos+Fury with Weapon Block skill.
Grief is the best choice for nearly all melee builds, alternatives include Last Wish, BOTD and Death. Barb can dual wield any weapons and additionally wear 2-handed swords in one hand.
1H white weapons have up to 6 sockets (6 Ist Crystal Sword gives 180% MF), unique weapons roll up to 5 sockets (Rune Master), set/magic 4 soc (Gris Scepter and Jeweler's) and rare 2 soc.