Hi, I've asked for advice on bard templates on the bard forum, but I realized that I might be better of asking here on one particular template. It's a bard, but instead of going with magery, I'm toying with the idea to get archery instead. Here's what I had in mind: 120 Music 120 Disco 120 Provo 120 Archery 100 Tactics 80 Chivalry 50 Bushido 710 Total I'd rely on chivalry for healing, with no meditation. Sounds rough, doesn't it? I'd also, however, hope to benefit from damage mitigation from discordance (they hit for less), provocation (they hit someone else) and keeping my distance as archer. Reason I'm thinking archery instead of magery is damage output. A good bow, some DI and HCI gear, coupled with 100 tactics and bushido should beat 120 magery/eval int any day. Or am I wrong? 50 bushido is mainly for the ability to honor my opponents. I only have one other bushido char, and I didn't start honoring until bush was around 90-100 or so, so I'm not sure how much good it'd do at skill level 50. Is there any penalty to Perfection from having so low bushido? And also, is there a skill I've completely forgotten in the template? And lastly, even if this might be a biased crowd to ask - would I do better with magery, eval int and some med instead of archery and the melee-oriented items? All input is much appreciated!