Ok Vamp embrace gives you 20% HLL and 15 Stamina Regen. If you used a heavier weapon with more HLL and covered the benefits of VE, then why waste 99 skill points? This is the benefit I am seeing running in a stamina plate set. If you use a large battle axe for example at 3.75 speed. The window at 1.25 swing starts at 35 SSI at 210 stamina. Simply increase your SSI to give you a bit more breathing room in case you do take a big stamina hit. The stamina regen on the plate, including the stamina loss reduction and the leeching on your weapons kind of make the 99 necro obsolete. Now if you swing a double axe. No problem here as you can take a big stamina hit and still be rocking. Another benefit to this is you don,t have to worry about over capping fire resist.