I have been gone from UO for a while now and, having recently returned, was wanting to make a Chiv/Parry/Bushido character to try out in Doom (Doing it on my tamer is getting a bit boring, hehe), and I had a few questions. I am also looking for template advice. With the changes that I have seen to Evasion, is Bushido worth keeping for anything other than Lightning Strike, or is would I be better served to drop (well, soulstone) Bushido and just pick up a shield again (can at least stack more DCI and resists that way)? What would be the best type of weapon to look for to do Doom (as a swordsman) for both a build with Bushido and a build without (which would facilitate my using a one hander and shield). I'm looking for both weapon type and preferable stats that I should look for on it. Now, as for template advice, keep in mind that I only have 715 skill points available: My current build (well, what it WILL be, at any rate): Swords : 115 (capped at 115) Bushido : 115 (capped at 115) Parry : 115 (capped at 115) Anatomy and Tactics are both at 100 right now, but are scrolled to 115. Not sure if it's worth going to my max on them or not. Chiv : 65, but will probably take it to 70 I also have a smattering of focus and necro on my template. The necro because I had been toying with the idea of the "Bushido-vampire" for the life drain. I'm not looking for a template that would be able to solo everything in Doom, but would have decent damage output and survivability. If I am advised to keep Bushido, should I start scraping together gold to take it and parry to 120, or does 115 suffice? Is Chiv enough to keep myself alive down there, or should I consider adding healing to the build at the loss of some other skill? Also, bear in mind that, currently, I don't really have access to "great" gear, hence my wanting to hit up Doom, hehe. Thank you in advance to anyone that replies with information.