i want to make an LRC/resist suit for my thief. i've already made the mistake of using colored leather and a horned kit first to make a set(after POF all pieces to max); can't imbue that....so i tried regular leather and a horned kit. i'm not getting any really decent resist totals, so i move on to samurai plate armor for the mage armor bonus. using a shadow runic and regular ingots, i create a few pieces with either lrc or mr on them, but still not getting very good resists with iron ingots. i take a plate do with 18 lrc and maybe 35-40 resists on it, mage armor prop and no other properties at all. without much thought about it, i figure i can bump up all resists towards 18 and not use any high end ingredients. with only lrc property on it, this should be easy. i bump up physical resist to 18, np. next, i bump up fire resist up to 15, i wanted to go higher, but it put me too near the max prop weight. next i want to raise cold resist which is at 3. "you cannot imbue this item with any more item properties." dang. i lower physical back a bit to 15, and try again with cold. i get the same message. i try energy which is at 7, and get the same "you can't" message again! total propery weight is only 456/500. total resists for the armor piece are now 15/15/3/7/14 - 54 total. i can make much better stuff with the RNG system and a barbed runic kit! so where do i go from here? please add any info you've gleaned from your adventures. i'd really like to know what the best course of action is at this point. if i can get up over 70 resist points per armor piece with runics, why can't i do this with imbuing? am i doing something wrong? i haven't seen any other posts directly related to this issue, so maybe the info learned here can be used in one of the sticky posts at the top.