Matriarch Kyra and Patriarch Tauron (early this year) "What about going on, an act or two?" "I don't know, I'd better watch some movie.." "OK." (~two months ago) "I thought we could move on with our characters.." "Not sure about gear, I'd better start new ones." "Well, ok." (~month ago) "I have just realized, we still have those two loosers sitting in act one Hell, what about finishing them?" "Well, we could push forward, but I'm tired today, so I may take some sleep instead.." "Ok, what about tomorrow?" "We have some volleyball, and then we'll go to a pub." *Sigh* (~week ago) "Act4?" "Which characters?" "Ehm." "Hmm." "Cmon, it's just a short one.." "The NBA is starting in an hour, I have to prepare some food, and besides, I need to reequip.." "Omg." (Thursday evening) "There's one last act remaining." "?" "Well, ok. We could just get over it.." *Cheers* "Great, I've already got Frigid Highlands WP, needed a hole." "Created." .. (Tauron dies) "Playing this character excludes with eating.." "Where are you going? Do we have Glacial Trial WP?" "We've got the WP already." "I have full stash, need to restart.." "Wait, there are no Souls in the Frozen River, let's Rescue Anya first" "OK. That's it. Do we have Glacial Trial WP? "Yeah, let's kill Nilly." "I need that restart." (restart) "Do we have Glacial Trial WP?" (Tauron dies again) "Could I have a supper here!?" :angry: (Kyra dies) "..just when I decided to stop drinking potions" (Tauron opens the TP and takes a few more CEs, nearly dying again) "Damn Nature's.." "Maybe the bear got a few kills.." "Impossible!" "Or the merc.." "That's more like it." (The Ancients, the first attempt) (Tauron dies) "Something's wrong.." (Kyra opens a TP) "Here you go.." (the barbs die on the second try) "Have you seen my Lacerator lately?" "No." "Damn, it must still be lying in the Halls of Vaught. I wondered why I died so fast.." (a few minutes later Baal dies) "Ufff.." "Ok, see you!" "Bye." (slaughtered the cows, putting the two remaining points into Feral Rage, and swore never to touch this one again) Patriarch Tauron lvl83 Summon Druid Stats: str 175/225 dext 80/120 vita 200/225 erg 20/55 left 30 Skills: 20 Spirit&Dire Wolves, Grizzly, HoW 3 Feral Rage 1 Fury, Shockwave, Carrion Vine, and all prerequisites The next points won't go anywhere, because there won't be any. This character is condemned to instant deletion, as soon as I find sufficient amount (read three) white circlets/tiaras to burn my imbue rewards on. resists: fire 50 cold 38 light 64 poison 42 Life 811/1490/1610 man/wolf/bear Fury 1504-2273, 3478 AR (without Enchant) Feral Rage 1189-1802, 3580 AR (without Enchant) Gear: Jalal's Mane Mara's Raven Frost/Dwarf Star 'Lionheart' Mage Plate Ghoulhide String of Ears Gore Rider main: Windhammer switch: Lacerator/Blackoak Shield (for +dext) 1 Shape-Shifting skiller, various damage or resists charms Merc: act2 might Stealskull (PTopaz) eth Duriel's Reaper's (Shael) finds: Griswold's Valor (20% MF) HF: nothing to remember Remarks: As may be apparent from the above, the most funny part about these characters was to convince Hrus to play them. I decided to try a summon druid hoping for a more interesting experience than a summon necro. Pitty the summons basically do nothing even when all three skills are maxed. A much better part was the druid himself, despite the minimal investment in the Shape-Shifthing tree. Both Maul and Fury work with mere one point once you equip a decent weapon, with Feral Rage or Shockwave used as survival tools. The AR was sufficient due to Enchant, once Hrus joined with an enchantress, and eventually made 'Beast' to provide some competition in Shape-Shifting. I used Athena's for the +skills during NM. Once we entered Hell, I gave up on using spears (which was the theme idea) and deciced to take Lacerator on switch to help deal with PIs. Since my dexterity was way too low, I eventually opted for Blackoak Shield for its per-level dext bonus. Once Athena's started to lack behind, I put all remaining points into strength and equipped Windhammer, giving up on +skills. Very nice weapon indeed. I'd gladly exchange all the points from Grizzly and Spirit Wolves for Twister's synergies, which could make for a decent build. We had some issues with Hell Chaos Sanctuary - Kyra lacked sufficient life to run past Doom Knights to take out OKs, while Tauron stunned them with Shockwave. In the end, I used wolves for more distraction and joined the fray. Enchant proved more than enough against PIs, thus I slowly quit switching - we had a Reaper's merc from lvl75 onward anyway. The most annoying part about low-level wolf was when it wore off during the battle (you're dead before you know it, and recasting is annoying because of its delay). There also appears to be some bug involved concerning poison damage and lycanthrops. We both took some unbelievable amounts of damage from other sources while poisoned :undecided: Otherwise, the char is relatively safe if you keep Feral Rage active and drink some potions in dire moments. The Spirit Wolves were a total disappointment - I hardly ever witnessed their teleporting ability, and they were horribly dying even with maxed DW. Similarly, Grizzly is a tank and nothing more, definitely not worth the extra points.