Do we still have to focus on area damage for god dh?

So since season 24 started, everyone is using the Buriza (ethereal) for god dh, so we will lose 24% area damage on the weapon ( because it doesn’t have area damage roll). So my question is do we still have to aim for more area damage roll on other pieces? is it still important?

I like area damage but I used to get most of mine from weapons and I can’t change a ethereal.

if you want to push, yes, you should focus on AD, but not much, 2 or 3 rolls on your gear are enough