New idea for a Werebear of mine... This is the direction I was headed in. It is a bear that uses a STANDARD attack, 100% CB, loads of life and loads of defense. I think the only issue would be AR...so finding a way to resolve LOW AR on this build would be a must. Guillame's Face (BER) Highlord's Wrath Phoenix Sacred Targe (highest base chance to block) Fortitude Archon Plate Ranvefrost (20 dext) Ravenfrost (20 dext) P. Dracul's Grasp P. Last Wish PB (70% crushing blow) P. CTA Flail (switch) Spirit Sacred Targe (switch) Beast (weapon of your choice) P. Dungo's Gorerider This gives you a 4fpa attack in BEAR form, a nice amount of Deadly Strike, 100% crushing blow, 18% damage reduction (YIKES!), 35% open wounds. Now...here is what I would do... Invest only enough strength to equip your gear. This includes your Annihilus as well. If you use lighter BASE items for your rune words...IE, Sacred Targe, Archon Plate, then your heaviset item becomes the Guillame's Face (115). With a base of 25, and your anni you will have 35-45 Strength with NOTHING invested. Let's run numbers with a 15 attribute Anni. At Clvl 90, you have 460 points to invest. Dracul's Grasp can be equipped with an investment of 10 points. A perfect pair (what we are after) adds 15 to strength. This puts you at 65 strength with 10 HARD POINTS used. In order to equip your Guillame's Face you will need to invest an additional 50 HARD POINTS. This leaves you with 400 unused points. Moving onto dexterity - at Clvl 90, you will need the dexterity listed below to achieve max block with the corresponding level of Holy Shield: slvl 20 Holy Shield = 158 Dexterity needed slvl 25 Holy Shield = 150 Dexterity needed slvl 30 Holy Shield = 144 Dexterity needed With two Ravenfrosts (each having 20 dexterity each) and your Anni, you will be at a base of 75 dexterity. I will use slvl 25 Holy Shield...if you have more P.Combats than 5, then of course re-calculate before investing. At slvl 25, 75 HARD POINTS would need to be dumped into dexterity to acheive max block at clvl 90. This leaves 325 points. Guess what? We are onto everyone's favorite statistic. That's right folks, if you have a P.Dungo's and the Anni we mentioned above, you will have a BASE of 80 Vitality. This is of course what I like to call a healthy start. Now we get to the real fun. Let's just figure out how much life we an squeeze out of your build. Your paladin starts with 55 HP and has a base of 25 VITA. Each lvl he gains 2 HP and with each point invested into Vitality he gains 3 life. Counting the investment we will be making it will look something like this: 89 * 2 = 178 + 3 * 380 = 1140 + 125 (moderate fort) ------------------- (1443 * .05) + 1443 = 1515 Now with the gear mentioned above you switch weapons and cast Battle COmmand, then Battle Orders at slvl 11. This will bump your HP to... (1515 *.65) + 1515 = 2499 Taking the CTA off, it is now time to crank it up another NOTCH. Put the BEAST weapon on. Why? You are not a Zealot...you think you are, but you aren't...you just don't know it yet. Your PB requires VERY LITTLE IAS with maxed fana to achieve a 4 fpa regular attack. This is actually a tiny bit faster than a standard ZEAL because every one of your attacks is at 4 fps. IN ZEAL your first attack is slower than the others, despite being at 4 fpa. Switching to your BEAST (weapon of choice), you will now cast Werebear at slvl 8 (with lvl 8 lycanthropy). This causes your HP to go from 3555 to: (2499 * 1.05) + 2499 = 5122 Now for a rundown of your skills: -20 Fanaticism (1 pre-req...beyond BA) = 21 points -20 Blessed Aim (1 pre-req) = 21 points -20 Holy Shield (4 pre-req's) = 24 points -20 Defiance = 20 points This totals 86 points leaving a total of 15 unused skill points at clvl 90. Now for some added fun. Let's just go ahead and calculate your defense. You will be at: 1500 (fort) 217 (guillames) 130 (dracs) 125 (dungo) 140 (gore) 150 (phoenix) -------------- (2262 * 7.75) + 2262 = 19792 [Defense modifiers include Holy SHield at slvl 25, passive synergy from Defiance, 60% defense boost from Werebear at slvl 8.] WOW! That seems like quite a bit. Now a quick look at something else you may have overlooked. You have a tremendous pool of HP. Your defense is very good. It could go higher, but you need AR. I would recommend putting those 15 points that remain into Blessed Aim for the passive synergy. Though you have low DR, your weapon has an important mod on it I think you may have not looked at. Last Wish has a 6% chance to cast lvl 11 fade if struck. This means that if an attack makes it though your defense, you have a 75% chance to block it and if you do not, the chance to cast may be triggered. If it is not you take damage...but you are quite healthy so the 18% DR is not a HUGE problem. IN the event that FADE is cast, it will last for 240 seconds and increase your damage reduction by 11%. Moving from 18% to 29% DR on this BEAR is going to be grotesque... I am thinking of building this bad boy...anyone want to join me in making one of these? I think the build could be pretty BEASTLY. Issues include: -resists -AR -PI Let me know what you think, I think aside from these issues this is THE new tank.