I'm toying with the idea of a ninja/necro template (actually, I already started it). In the end, I'm shooting for this: 120 Ninjitsu (for the title as much as anything else) 100 Stealth (105-120 depending on gear) 100 Hiding 110 Necro (120 with mods) 110 Spirit Speak (120 with mods) 120 Fencing I’m just returning to UO after a long absence so I have some questions about the validity of the template. First of all, I understand the stealth-related ninja skills are lame, but hiding/stealth is important to me from a playstyle perspective---those two skills are the core of the character and I don’t want to change them. Plus, my goal is to do much of my PVM activity in Fel—just for the challenge (and to give the reds a new target). I imagine being able to sneak around will come in handy there. Secondly, while this is primarily a PVM template I know I won’t be soloing dragons and such with it. I have a solid ABC archer template for that (thanks Connor!). But I do want it to be semi-viable for mid-level PVM encounters (enough to farm some gold with it and help a guild spawn effort). My specific questions for the vets out there are: The last 60 skills points—where do I put them? Tactics to help the fencing out? I have some decent +tactics jewelry if that helps? Or should I just 120 SS and Necro with real skill rather than gear mods? Also, is there a difference between skills that are 120 by real skill vs skills that are 120 by jewelry mods? Is there a FAQ on skill mod items somewhere I could read? I imagine I should do most of my fighting in Vamp form? My goal is to melee mobs down using Necro as a supplement to my fencing/ninjitsu moves. I don’t want to spellcast mobs to death. So I would think that Vamp form over Wraith? Any tactical considerations I’m missing here? I’m sure there are… As for ninjitsu, when you take a different form can you melee in that form using specials and all that? Does the new form factor in your weapon skill/mods or does each form have it’s own abilities and that’s it? Are any of the ninja forms better to fight in (melee) than the necro ones? Last question: the special ninja weapons (throwing stars, smoke bombs and such), are these player crafted? If so, which profession? I can’t seem to find a vendor with these things anywhere on Atlantic…. Thanks in advance for any advice!