I am working up a melee character right now and had a couple questions. Right now his skill layout will look like this when done 110 Swords 110 Parry 110 Bushido 100 Tactics 100 Anatomy 90 Healing 70 Chiv Someday if I can ever afford them I will take the main three to 120. So I was training on Earth Elems in Shame today and a Katrina's Crook dropped. Which is a really nice weapon except for the fact it is a crook, looks pretty dumb. However that got me thinking about taking up Macing instead of Swords. I have never had a Macer before though. Is Macing a decent melee skill? I just do PvM. I never really seem to see many Macers. I noticed that quite a few of the Mace weapons are made with skills other than Blacksmithing, so I am assume there is not runic available to make higher end Maces. Also if I break down and use the Katrina's Crook can it be repaired? I read a couple post that all the Virtue weapons could not but it was from a long time ago. Also what is a good stat layout for a Macer or a Swordsman for that matter. Right now I have 91 Str, 90 Dex, and 49 Int. I tried to put on a War Hammer and could not because I don't have the 95 str requirement. Sorry keep thinking of more questions I have. Is Bushido really worth it? I keep reading about it and some say yes others say no. I want to be able to stand toe to toe with some higher end Mobs, Miasma, etc.. I guess I am just thinking without Bushido I can throw on a Shield and pick up resists spells instead.