Hello, I came back after 10 years and am trying to decide on a template for my miner. In this thread I already had some good help with templates for a couple of characters, but am still in doubt regarding the miner which in an Elf and has currently the following template: Alchemy: 100/100 (GM) Inscription: 65/100 Mining: 100/100 (GM) Lumberjacking: 100/100 (GM) Magery: 61/100 Meditation: 70/100 Evaluate Intelligence: 35/100 The idea is to GM all of the skills, of course. Now the thing is it seems that nowadays Combat Mining is the way to go and I am wondering if I should keep my gatherer as a Mage or become a melee fighter to kill the Ore Elementals? So basically the only skills I really want to keep from this template are the gathering skill which I have already GMed: Alchemy: 100 Inscription: 65/100 (OK this one isn't GMed yet...) Mining: 100 Lumberjacking: 100 Leaving 300 skill points open. I might drop Inscriptions as well and work on it in a later stage in a mage character, leaving 400 skill points for Melee fighting. Thanks for any help!