Hi. I haven't played in years and was looking forward to trying out a samurai. I always liked the idea of necromancer/warrior, so this was a pretty logical combination for me. Here is what I'm thinking of. 110 Swords 110 Parry 110 Tactics 100 Bushido 100 Necromancy 90 Anatomy 80 Spirit speak I plan on getting a bonded lesser Hiryu as soon as possible. I run with a friend capable of vetting and ressing a pet, so I figure, why not. I have enough spirit speak to also run with a viper or dark wisp as my necromancy pet, depending on need. Lastly, I am a human, so I have the jack of all trades feature for 20 focus and med to help give me a touch of passive mana and stamina regin, and also to cast Nature's fury if I really need to. Stats are giving me a problem, as I don't have any pluses for account age. I was thinking of going high dexterity for swing speed because I depend on life leech and mana leech. Basically enough int to get about 40ish mana with my gear and then as much strength and hp I can muster. My intended playstyle for this character is 100% pvm, melee style. I play with a farily casual group of real life friends who are all restarting the game, and we just want to be able to go hunting and eventually do something like peerless bosses once we get fully developed. My personal goal is to be able to stand toe-to-toe with a greater dragon someday. I would like my character to be able to "tank" fairly well against most monsters and eventually work up to some of the peerless bosses. I'm not looking to dominate or anything, just to be able to have fun my way while getting the job done. Is it possible to do so with this template? Even if I don't have the benifit of an ideal end-game suit and expensive powerscrolls? Lastly, speaking of suits, I want to try to maximixe my lower mana cost and defense chance increase while having as high resists as possible (poison being my "dump" resist if I have to have one). Thanks much for any and all help! Edit: i read that some people try to mix in chilvary with their samurai vampires, but I really don't feel like having to juggle my karma, and besides, I love the concept of an evil samurai and covet the title of Dread Lord.