I went to fight a paragon CU today to see how I would fayre. As suspsected, I was mauled beyond belief. I know this is a good test to see how your character will handle dread horn, so it looks like I've got a long long way to go still. The dog was dealing out 40 damage to me too regularly for me to stay alive with leeching/healing(constant bleed didn't help the healing) I know this will probably seem like a walk in the park when i eventually face dread, so for that reason, I am in need of some guidance. My Temp: (currently) Swords 120 Bush 117.2(will be 120 this week) Parry 115 Healing 95 Anat 81 Tactics 70 Chiv 68 Necro 36 By utilising equipment such as midnight bracers, jewels, bloodwood and grimoir I am fighting in vampire embrace. My Suit: Mace and Shield Glasses Jackal's Collar Heart of the Lion Royal Leggings of Embers Barbed Arms with MI 5 Barbed Gloves with LMC 4 Primer On Arms +20 DI In Vamp Embrace my resists are: 70/70/65/68/70 DCI 48 Damage Increase (only) 42. I am looking at improving this. My stats (this is where i think my main problems lie): Str\hp = 101\100 Dex\Stamina = 130\130 Int\Mana = 45\50 I do not own a crimson currently, although I am saving quite a bit just now and hopefully will be able to afford one quite soon. My main weapon: Axe Stamina Leech 34 Mana Leech 45 Life Leech 33 Hit Lower Defense 32 SSI 30 100% Physical Can anyone give me some advice considering all of these facts? Thanks in advance.