Tournament Idea - Discussion required Here's a tournament idea that I've been thinking about for a while. The idea is to get as high a defence as possible. Obviously, this would only allow two characters to play Barbarian (Iron Skin/shout) and Paladin (Defiance/holy shield), so I was looking for ideas on how to allow the rest of the characters to play. Skill allocation Basic rules will be to pick two defensive skills (examples Zon - Evade, Decoy Barb - Iron Skin, Shout Assassin - Fade, blade shield Necromancer - Bone wall, bone prison (give higher skills to bone armour) Paladin - Defiance, Holy Shield Sorc - Frozen armour (any of the three), Energy Shield Druid - Cyclone armour, Oak Sage) The skill point allocation rules will be as follows. only one point will be allowed into each of the non-selected skills until the two selected skills are maxed (+- level 50) from there skill points can be spent as you see fit. Equipment rules. Basically you have to wear items with the highest defense. If you get an item that increases your overall defence over what you are currently wearing you have to equip it. Overall defence is going to be determined by defence+resist light+resist fire+resist cold+resist poison Now there are some exceptions to the equipment rule. Items only have to be replaced by something on the same tier or higher. The tiers are as follows Tier 1 - non-magical Tier 2 - Magical (blue) Tier 3 - Rare (Yellow) Tier 4 - Crafted (Orange) Tier 5 - Set (Green) Tier 6 - Runewords Tier 7 - Unique (Gold) Basically, if you find a rare shield that increases your overall defence, you have to equip it. However, if you then find a magical shield that increases your overall defence from the rare, you can keep the rare. The equipment rule applies to all equipment (including rings and amulets) except weapons. Also, only one-handed weapons are allowed as you have to have a shield on both weapon sets. Your switch shield can have lower overall defense, but must have better total resists. Stat point allocation Stat points can be allocated however you see fit. However should you find a better (read higher defence item) you must increase strength until you can equip it. That's all I can think of. any suggestions can be put in the thread for discussion.