the Negative Affixes on SDS Items CAN’T be taken off. there are a bunch of posts about this.
SDS Set Affixes cancel +All Set Affixes & +All Set Myth Stone. mentioned in the Set Description.
although I also think SDS is kind of useless, I do want to try some Builds with it. most Players use it as a Farm Build. one Player mentioned making a Floor Climbing Build with it, but I can’t remember how far he got, less than 2500 I think. and @dickwad made a good SDS PVP Build. so it’s not totally useless.
one of the Mod’s mentioned in a Post that Eternal Items have a 1% chance to drop. high Luck increases the chances of Legend drops, with each of them having a 1% chance to be an Eternal drop.
Eternalized Set increases the chance for Legends to drop as Eternals by +50% per Rank. Eternalized (5) gives +250%, or a 3.5% chance for a Legend to be Eternal. if you have the Treasured Perk, 300% is added to this, so you could have +6.5% chance. Eternalized (8) with Treasured Perk gives 8% chance for Eternal Drops.
don’t forget that it costs 5,000 Gold per Dust you get from any Legend, Crystal, Mythic, or Eternal Item. that’s 100k Gold per Eternal Item. when Patch 3.0 came out, I converted lots of Legends to Dust, but ran out of Gold. this was in my Noob days when I didn’t know what a Farm Build was. I was using an Imp to convert all my Items to Legends, so I also didn’t have any Items to sell for Gold either. that makes me a Super Noob, I think.