Charm help! I need some expert help here. My main question is, where are the best areas where monsters will naturally drop +skill charms? This question is complex and I didn't have the skill to figure it out. It requires both finding out what areas drop these charms naturally well as well as what the correct monster level would be. Now I did do some basic research, I read the charms guide and magic item generation guide in the sticky at the top of this forum. While the charms guide is very helpful in telling you where to find Ilvl 50 charms for cubing (act 3 nightmare), I quickly realized that you would be required to cube Ilvl 50 charms to get the +skill mod. The item generation thread tells you that when the game is trying to get a mod on an item dropped a monster, that Ilvl is only partially used in the affix generation. The other part depends on the qlvl of the item. The example used in that thread showed that level 45 pindleskin dropping a small charm will only have an affix level of 31, even though the Ilvl is 45. Thus it seems to me that even if you do kill the level 50 monsters to get an Ilvl 50 charm, that those charms will never ever have the +skill tab naturally. You could cube them because the cube formula only uses the Ilvl to determine the affix level, and 50 is the alvl at which +skills begin to appear. So I was wondering if any expert or someone with the magicsuffix.txt (I'm not technically good enough to figure out how to get a copy of this file) could figure out for me what level monster could naturally drop a charm with +skills. It would have to be higher than 50 obviously, but by how much? You'd have to do some calculations based on the qlvl of a grand charm compared to the Ilvl.... I would also like to the know the frequency of the +skill tabs, and in general the frequency of the prefix/suffixes to see how hard it is to get the +skill tab. Edit: one more thing, what exactly is the affix level for those high level small charm elemental damages? Reading the charm thread puts them at ivl94 for pestilent and stuff, but looking on the arreat summit places these charms at **. Who's correct?