I'm a fan of chains, played several years now. HOWEVER, for solo raids, I use swords. I've max'd both sides, so I can do both quite easily. BUT for the new vella - its truly a personal choice. I leveled using TS, when max was lvl 80. I switched to chains and been mostly chains since. Also, it is the mechanics of the boss - I find (IMO ofc) that each boss is different and sometimes swords are better, sometimes chains.....but again, personal choice. You have time - play both, c what floats ur boat! But most of all, have fun!