Take daggers and hagbane for shade. Hagbane can clear hordes, dagger to ult CW and bosses. With the 20% dodge talent, you can dodge weave a bit for stormvermin. If you don’t want single target melee, then take the sword and dagger. You can still clear packs of enemies almost as good as the glaive, with less stagger though. And your 2nd heavy swing works just as well as the daggers for the ult. It’s a piercing attack.
I used the volley for a bit, but after switching to the hagbane on the shade as well, I can’t go back. It’s just so much better at everything. Even if leeches spawn, 3 quick shots, left clicks, and then go back to focusing on the stormvermin or CW. After the leech teleports off, the poison DoT’s will kill him. With your backstab ammo talent, you should not have an issue with keeping the hagbane topped up with ammo.
I just can’t stress enough how useful the hagbane is. Get backed into a corner, block and push with your melee, switch to hagbane, heavy shot once or twice, everything around you gets knocked back and dies. If it’s elites like stormvermins or executioners, you can at least knock them back and then dodge/side step out of there. If a boss, specials and horde spawn. You can CC the horde will still putting arrows on the boss to tick away his HP while your team mates take out the specials. No other bow for the elf even comes close. And when you get good with it, you won’t want to use anything else.