Although this appears to be a Warrior post it is not. Suffice to observe, based on perspective, the pure UO Warrior is dead; –LONG LIVE THE WARRIOR. That noted, what is your individual perspective or methodology to making an effective melee fighter. Not an archer but a weapon swinging, armor-clad, pounding brute capable of going toe to toe with…ummm, I don’t know, how about a Greater Dragon? The template that can wander into Doom and explore with a fair chance of laying low the Environment NPCs and gaining the “PhAT LeWtz” as it were? A few polite considerations to frame this discussion please. 1. Linking to a page and saying “go look here” may seem effective but is not. It does tend to provide a measure of knowledge but I have not come across a simple, concise narrative, unfilled with jargon that is easily understood. That is this posts’ objective. 2. Negative, troll-like, comments do not forward the discussion. If you cannot help constructively and within socially competent parameters then please don’t bother. Just think of me as an uncultured noob who SuXxorzz and be on your way. 3. Realize that many who read this do not have extensive knowledge of the vibrant game-play, acronyms and every post listed on these forums for the past decade. Besides things change. For a discussion departure point this is what I have gleaned across these forums thus far; SKILLS - 100(+) - Weapon type (Swords/Mace/Piercing) - 100 – Tactics - 100 - Healing - 100 – Anatomy - Xxx – Chivalry (get to at least Enemy of One skill) - Xxx – Necromancy (get to at least Curse Weapon - Xxx - Spirit Speak (to support Necro) - Xxx - Bushido (Get to at least Lightening Strike. Armor - 70 Physical Resist - High in all other Resists - Lower Regeant Cost (LRC) – High as feasible (100) - Other? Weapon - Swing Speed? - No idea ---very confusing area for me. There are so very many varieties so this may be too hard to single out. Maybe a 2 Handed weapon? The old template was easier: Undead Slayer – go hunt Liches. Now--well let us know what you consider. Where to hunt for the solo-able “PhAT LeWtz” is listed elsewhere but feel free to advise as you see fit. Thank you for the time you put into the helpful answers that the greater portion of this community generally provides. If this advice/guide is concise, accurate and effective enough it may be ‘Stickied’, which could help generations of players.