Long time dexer here...and I'm finding a mage suit just as hard to build. Player made pieces are clearly the best option in many slots - yet there are some slots, where an artifact seems the best or even only option. I'm just not familiar enough with the options to be sure. So, with the assumption that all skills will be coming out of points, not gear, and that this will be a standard 6 x 120 NecroMage: 1. Which artifacts, drops or player made, would people consider *must haves* for their best PvP mage suit? 2. Which slots would you *always* fill with player made kit because there are no drops good enough to compete? 3. Jewellery and weapon/book? I would prefer to build a mage suit where the skills are totally independent of the kit so that I can switch skill templates without having to switch gear. This will likely make him slightly weaker than an optimally integrated character but I'd rather accept that penalty than get bored and have to go through the pain of fine tuning kit for a fresh template. Mind you - we still have to see what SA will let us do... Thanks in advance for any incoming advice.