Tesladin issues yeah, yet another "help me building my char" thread from me, i am diverting my attention among a little too many minions at the moment, but lets just say it is an "experience with the game" phase for me to find out what suits me the best. either way, here it is. I will max shock/LR right away, and salvation too as i go, though not immediately after the first two. Now there is those points left. I like the idea of pumping zeal more than having holy freeze or vengeance, since zeal will be a skill i always use and not just a backup thing (all i need is a semi-decent swap weapon so it is even more effective against LIs). So let's assume i do that. That still leaves some points if i hit a high level. I have two different plans: 1) sacrafice. maybe raising it a bit prior to spending points in salvation, depending on how my phys dam scales up. i might not ever have killer phys dam without fanaticism, but still it is useful, and helps leeching. 2) not even maxing zeal, just raising it to decency and putting a bunch of points into holy shield and going for an "iron" approach. now this raises some gear issues. The only Um i have will go into the CMoon phase blade so stone for now is out of question (unless i lay my hands on another Um somehow). Upping GA is an option but would force me to have crazy high base str, which is not desirable at the least. Upping HoZ won't do much (and i am not swimming in runes anyhow). At high levels i can wear metalgrid, but other than that i don't see any real good source of defense. Also i am concerned about the AR despite the ITD. I don't see many good sources (other than Angelic ring/ammy...eh...last resort), my skills don't give a huge boost, and not sure how i am going to be hitting bosses and such.