Magic only character. I've been having this idea about doing a character who only uses magic (blue) items for some time. Given the amount of crazy things I have seen accomplished and the sheer power of certain builds I am fairly sure this can be done wihtout too much grief and sorrow. I do, however, have some questions: Firstly, what kind of character would be suited best to this kind of ordeal. My first thought would be some kind of melee character in order to use those cool Cruels and such. I am a bit worried about problems with Defense Rating though (Getting high defense with blues only would entail quite some setbacks). I also speculated using a caster such as a sorceress due to less need for certian defensive mods such as leech or Defense Rating. Secondly, should I allow gems and runes? Blue jewels would of course be allowed while rare jewels and facets should be disallowed. I somehow unconsciously assumed that gems would be fine, but they are not technically magic items, but rather non-magical items. Still they are so common I sorta considered them OK. Runes, however always seemed to have an air of "uniqueness" about them for me though this is purely a sentimental thing. Perhaps I should rephrase the project to be "blue and (grey/)white only, disallowing runewords. That would allow me to use gems and runes with impunity, though perhaps I should still restrict the use of white items purely to socket-fillers and general supplies (keys,arrows/bolts, potions and such), simply to force the character to use proper weapons early on except of silly "cheesemauls" and other gross twinks.