This issue of State of the Game was written by Harold J. Chow.
Harold talks about the gear choices in GvG, including the various possible weapons a player might use. He covers both melee and caster builds, commenting on each type's effectiveness and where they may not be the best choice.
There's also mention of the power of shields, and which runes a specific build might use on their items.
Head over to check it out; it's a great read.