An Quandry of Max Block and Poison Dagger EDIT: Man, I do a well-written post and then notice a really basic grammar error in my title much too late. A QUANDRY. A QUANDRY. So, just calculating my life here with my present Poison Dagger Necro plans. I haven't started him yet, not really anyway. He's level 5 on the Cold Plains, green as a leaf. But I digress: I want to use Trag's Wing for the -25% Poison Resist bonus it gives. I also want max block since a Daggermancer is hopping around in the middle of monsters and no matter how good I am at cursing, something is gonna hit me at some point. Problem: I've calculated the dex I'll need for max block with that thing and it's [email protected], when leveling up becomes mind-achingly monotonous. 230 is . . . disgustingly high of a dex total to dig out of my stat pool, especially for the frail necro. I'm left with a mere 130 points to sink into vit if I do all 3 Black Book quests, and I think in the end, not including equipment, my life hits around 400. That's not quite hell viable, right? Bowzons have more life than that. SO, any suggestions on how I could get that total into, at the very least, the four-digits? I'm too poor to afford a CtA right now. I'm planning to be using a Treachery for the delicious Venom damage-stacking effect and the Fade, Trag gloves of course, and Trag's belt. Rings, gloves, helm and amulet are all open for customization right now. My main questions are thus: Should I choose a diff. source of -%PR than Trag's set and use the [email protected] instead to protect me? Perhaps facets in a 3sox helmet? OR Should I load up on +stat items and +life charms and just hope for the best? If so, what gear would be good for helm, boots and jewelry? OR Should I not do max block and rely wholly on using curses and evasive tactics to survive? Also: if I've made some gross miscalculation about my stats, lemmie know. My projected build-done level of 87 + 3 for the stat quests x 5. That's 90 x 5 = 450 stat points - 91str - 230dex = 129 points into vit. 129 x 2 life per point = 258 life + 87 levels x 1.5 for life per level = 388 life rounded down. I did have to take remedial math in college, but I remember being pretty good at arithmetic in 3rd grade. PAID OFF TONIGHT.