With imbuing and the forge tool, the de facto skill cap is much higher than 720. I would argue that templates with 820 should be viewed as easily obtainable. Further these builds are generally hybrid builds that are casters and melee/archer/throwers, hence this topic would be at home in both the warrior and spellcaster forums. This is how I play UO, I try to figure out interesting ways to combine skills to maximize effectiveness and enjoyment of a particular character. I am inherently lazy so relying on consumables lowers the enjoyment value of a build for me. This means I don't use skills that require reagents without 100% LRC and only carry a couple potions. My main character has always been a dexxer, I never played a mage until I discovered mageweapons. Lynk showed me the light on what is possible by suggesting a build that was my main character plus bushido, for a total of 865 skill points. 120 Swords 90 Tactics 115 Bushido (thanks Lynk!) 120 Ninjitsu 80 Stealth 100 Hiding 120 Mysticism 120 Focus 865 Total Skill. Mage Stats. I've toyed with the idea of changing this build from human to gargoyle and replacing swords with throwing. Another template that I created is a mage dexxer, using a mage weapon to attack as often as magery spells 120 Magery (+20 skill for 1-handed mage weapon) 120 Eval 100 Med 100 Anatomy (instead of tactics for a melee damage bonus plus defensive wrestle when holding a spellbook or disarmed) 80 Poisoning (DP fields, poison resist) 120 Bushido 120 Parry 50 Weapon Skill (same as mage weapon) 830 Total Skill. Hybrid Stats (i.e. 80 Dex) Similar to that build though decidedly more of a spell caster is: 120 Magery (+20 skill for 1-handed mage weapon) 120 Eval 60 Med 80 Poisoning (DP fields) 120 Resisting Spells 120 Spellweaving 60 Necromancy (wraith form) 100 Spirit Speak 80 Parry 880 Total skill. Admittedly I haven't finished this template so I may end up lowering parry and/or spellweaving by 20. Resist can be lowered or eliminated for PvM. What are some high skill templates that you have created or are interested in trying?