Hi, I have just started to play with my Sampire template and I have problems to use it. I have noted the following problems: -The speed at which my weapon swings in combat slows down at certain occasions causing me to loose the effect of life drain. When that happens I noticed that the monster doesn't slow down himself (not a lag problem) and it causes me to die. -When fighting Miasma oftenly it starts to tail byte me two three even four times in a row inflicting me heavy irregular damages. Like 40 dmg per shot at the interval of about 2s each causing me again to die. I often have to flee the area where it spawns and I never seen a Sampire having any difficulty to fight it. -The amount of life drained per blow has varied greatly. I tested with only the life drain from my weapon and I seen at some points in battle that it was as if I had not vamipiric embrace turned on and only my weapon was draining life (few dmg drain returns). Mostly the problem is to stay alive while fighting Miasma or other spawns. Succubus owned me badly and I have no clue how people claim that they can fight Paragon Succubus easily. Any spellcasters destroys my Sampire. My template does not include parrying but I know that it's not a big deal as I seen many others play a Sampire without using parrying. My stats are 100 STR 125 DEX 10 INT. My weapon is a Sai and it swings normally at 1.25s counting my dex. It has 18 HLD 50 HLL 15 HCI and 50 DI and its a slayer weapon. I have 120 fencing 100 anatomy 100 tactics 90 bushido 55 chiv 100 necro 100 healing and some med. My armor is 70 to all resists with lots of mana increase and regen. (That's where I pick up my int from) I thought that when you honor your ennemy and reach the highest level of perfection the system was return life drain on your hits as well as mana and luck while you are in combat just like it gives bonus physical damages on each blow. What do I need to do to stop having these problems?