Simple kicker build i'm trying Just a small FYI, i've given a number of kick builds a fair shake and haven't been that happy with them. But i'm trying a new one again! It shouldn't really be anything new to anyone, but hey I'm probably about six months late to the party on this one. I'm finally at a point where I can devote trading resources to obtaining items on this list (in most cases, I already have them!). Anticipated build: 18 Dragon Talon 20 Claws of Thunder 20 Fists of Fire 20 Phoenix Strike Incidentals: 1 CoS, 1 MB, 1 CM, 1 BoS, 1 Fade, 1 DC/DTail/DF. Anticipated equipment: "Crescent Moon" (Shael Um Tir) Phase Blade + Stormshield or Medusa's Gaze switch weapon: 2x Shadow claws for prebuffing of BoS or Fade Duriel's Shell or Shaftstop or Natalya's Armor w/facets Gore Riders (upgraded) or Myrmidion Greaves The rest is flexible, but will most likely end up split between resists and skills. Q1: How much IAS is needed to hit 7/2 kick speed with a CM phase blade? Should I use BoS at all or can I skip it completely?? Q2: Stormshield or Medusa's Gaze? One is high block and DR, the other procs Lower Resist when struck (which will be a godsend). I'm tempted to go with Medusa's, but then I need to get DR from elsewhere. Q3: Merc - Holy Freeze + Reaper's Toll (or possibly upgraded Kelpie Snare). My big fear is that by employing Reaper's Toll, my merc will overwrite Medusa Gaze's Lower Resist. I don't really want that happening. Maybe I can go HF + Kelpie, or HF + Reaper's and just resign myself to SS (like that's a bad thing). Gloves will almost certainly be +3 MA IAS gloves possibly with CB if I can be bothered crafting. Helm, Andariel's Visage, almost no question for me. Amulet, no idea, possibly a rare +2 Assassin or a +3 MA. I want to be a sword-swinging Assy w/kicks As a side note, Blade Fury would be a very good thing to have! Any thoughts/comments?