Technically the halbred is the better DPS weapon while a sword is better for tanking. Both get the 5% damage and halbred has 2% auto attack crit while sword provides parry.
Originally Posted by Brewel120
Honestly there is not many tanking legacies
Weapon has Defensive strike armor buff which is useless as in my DPS gear I sit at 70% damage reduction
Last Stand Duration and Shield of Dunedain Duration
So in theory you really could use both a tanking weapon and class item since both of them do provide healing bonus. I would concentrate on healing legacies then damage if I wanted to tank.