This thread will be devoted to the Paladin in my Oskill Sept. The principle of the Sept is simple: every character will use an oskill. In the case of FluffyFlavius this oskill is Werebear form, granted through the Beast runeword: Code: Beast - Ber + Tir + Um + Mal + Lum Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped +40% Increased Attack Speed +240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies) 20% Chance of Crushing Blow 25% Chance of Open Wounds +3 To Werebear +3 To Lycanthropy Prevent Monster Heal +25-40 To Strength (varies) +10 To Energy +2 To Mana After Each Kill Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges) This character will be played on SC SP, twinked. Player setting will be adjusted depending on killing speed. For most of my twinked characters this means /p8 for at least normal and nightmare. This char will be no different. Respecs are allowed. In my past 2 Septs this was only allowed to optimize stat distribution, but for this Sept any respec is allowed. I'm not going to level up that Wolfbarb to 79 with just normal attack available ... . I will try to keep respecs somewhat limited to the theme. So for example that Zealing Sorc won't be a Charged Boltress early on, or this Bear Paladin a Hammerdin. On to the plan ... Character name FluffyFlavius. I'm still terrible at coming up with good names. So yeah, that cute little bear is Fluffy, and we all like alliterations, so ... Build Bear Paladin. The initial idea was to run Conviction as main aura and then use full IK set minus the helm, which would be replaced by a Dream Helm. However, since I started planning this Sept, I recall having read about other Bear builds on the SPF (full Griswold's for example, running Fanatism as main aura). So long story short ... I'm still undecided. As a result, the planned skill layout and planned endgame gear are unknown as well. This is not the way I usually start a character, I want it as well planned as possible. But in this case, I wanted to get into D2 again after losing data due to a Windows crash, but couldn't bring myself to play my other characters. This character seemed like the perfect way to solve this problem, and so I went in without thinking too much. Heck, I even don't have the Ber for the Beast weapon yet. I just had to get the ball rolling. And so I did. Planned skill layout To be decided. Planned endgame gear To be decided. Merc Act 2 Merc with Treachery/Fortitude and Andariel's Visage. Which one will depend on the build. Items from the above list I still have to farm Ber for Beast. Build before Beast (level 63) Traditional Fanazealot.