Since my return to UO after a 6 year absence, I found spellweaving to be the most fun skill. However, I always coupled spellweaving to a mage, since they seem to be complimentary. So now I've decided I would attach the arcanist ways to a warrior based template (on TC, of course) and see what I could do with it. Apparently, from my first test, it isn't much. My first attempt at a template was 120 swords/spellweaving, 100 tactics/bushido, 90 anatomy/healing and 75 chivalry. The plan was to get an ogre lord and use my healing skill and renewal to keep it alive instead of needing the parry to do the same. That's where I ran into my first snag. No gating ability means no ogre transport. I still used the ogre lord to kill other ogre lords, and I couldn't heal my ogre faster than they damaged it. Of course, I did take them on 3 at a time, but if I can't do that, what chance would I have against something big like the putrifier or a peerless? My next attempt will leave off the bushido and add in parry. I'll also throw in vampire form (by taking a few points away from other skills to represent necromancy in a real shard template) since I can't use the ogres very quickly without using someone else as a taxi. I'll post my results here. In the mean time, do any of you have any effective strategies or templates for warrior/weavers?