Because I haven't been using my thief, I recently changed my mage/tamer to a stealth/tamer to try it out. To make this work, I dropped eval int. I kept magery just for the sake of recalling, invis (in between that dreaded "you must wait..."), healing myself and cross-healing pets. I do not use it for any damage spells. My two questions are these... 1. Is there really a need to keep my intelligence (the stat) so high? If not, I'd rather put the points to strength or dexterity, which leads me to my next question. 2. Does dexterity affect vet like it does the healing skill?