I am currently killing dreadhorn....with all the great advice (tx Ivar) I manage quite well. The only thing bugging me is the time I waste with killing Irk and the other named changelings. So far I tried: Ornate axe with 100% fire and ML/SL/SSI/HLA-> good as long as Irk stays Irk as soon as he copies me 22 dmg a hit....needless to say this is not enough to leech properly since my stam drops Bladed staff with 100% fire and the rest as above....same result. Daisho with 100% phisical (like you suggested Ivor) not good at all my damage drops to friggin 9 a hit.....was this a typo in your guide Ivor? The best bang for the task seems to be the soulseeker which gives me the same damage as the Orny....and the stam holds... Thundrez, I recall you wrote in another thread you drop the little bugger in 5-8 hits.....care to enlighten me what kind of weapon you are using? Tried undressing before the fight, tried using a shield to no avail since Irk just copies you again once you re-dress or unequip the shield...... What I am looking for is how to up my damage to around 70-90 a hit without using EOO. Is this possible or do I just have to live with wasting 10 min on every named changeling? Tx for any pointers.