The respec system - do you like it? I was wondering how everyone was getting on with respec system now we've had 1.13a/b/c for a while and people may have had a chance to use it. Q - Have you used it, do you plan to, what did you think of its implementation? Before - I admit that wasn't enthused with the idea of it when I first heard of it. Yes, I play another game which has a respec system and it has been useful; as my gear improved and I understood the game more, I was able to use it to optimize. But for some reason, it didn't seem right for D2. During - I have respec'd two characters; Cahani (for whom I can't find a Mat thread) and WarpEight. Cahani was originally a 200% FCR Meteorber. I built her because I fancied 200% FCR and everyone seemed to think Meteorbs rock with relatively inexpensive gear. FO, I do like. It's very pretty and I'm fond of skills which don't require aiming. However I admit I never really liked the build. No doubt I'll be slated for saying this, but FO always seemed weak as a back up. (I admit my gear is a LOT better than when she was first made.) Fire was nice; I enjoy dropping meteors but my aim with fireball was never going to set the mobs alight. :embarassed: Cahani is now a 200% FCR Blizzballer. "Blizzard is timed, Thy"- so is meteor and FO and I LIKE blizzard. Lot of power, lot of speed and I'm glad I did it. She isn't as MF'y as my full Tals Blizzballer but she's teleports faster and does more damage. Yo ho HotO. WarpEight was part of my Infinity sept. He was the dual wielding Frenzy barb using lightning gemmed phase blades. He wasn't terrible, I just have problems with the speed (take him out of run, I know!). WarpEight is now a sword WW'er. I was mucking around with my WW goldfinders and wanted to try Death and Oath as a combo. Yeah he isn't whirling as quick as my axe guy, but I'll level him a bit and see. He may well get respec'd back to his original build because I feel a bit guilty respec'ing one of the sept. After - The one thing I really don't like about the respec system is that it's very broad. You can take a passive zon and turn her into a full light zon. I think respec'ing only within the trees would have been and interesting idea. But probably impossible to program. Whether it would be too limiting, I'm not sure. Possibly. I doubt I will use respec'ing as a regular thing. I certainly won't play a build one way and then count on being able to respec in a later difficulty. It wouldn't seem right to me. Which I know is odd because I have no issue twinking and melee'ing my way with sorceresses and swapping to spells later on.