Suicidal characters Let's contemplate the following ideas. The purpose of each of these characters is to throw themselves in the middle of battle with their suicidal mercenaries, and hope to dear lord that they're facing melee characters. These ideas are just for fun more than for anything else.... Paladin: 20 pts in thorns aura Druid: 20 pts in Spirit of barbs Necromancer: 20 pts in Iron maiden All stat points for all of these characters would go into vitality All gear for these characters would be low defense gear that have sockets filled with perfect rubies for vitality. Each character would have a suicidal prayer mercenary, with gear loaded with facets that go off when the character dies. (I hope that applies to mercs) The idea? Melee characters would deal massive amounts of damage to these guys...these guys can take it with massive amounts of life. And they pay all that damage back with the respective thorns esque methods. Not particularily useful for single player pvm, but perhaps in a party or as an interesting pvp....The druid could expand on the idea by putting 20 pts into dire wolves, 20 pts into spirit wolves, 20 points into lycanthropy, and 20 pts into werewolf. That would give him more life, no defense bonus, and minions that could do the same thing as the druid himself. Same idea with Necromancer and summons, perhaps.