OK...OK I give up I am going to ask for help. I've read dozens if not more posts on sampires. Posts about templates, posts about equipment. Every time I put it in my spreadsheet it doesn't seem to work out quite right. Can someone give me just a little more specific direction? I guess I am looking for bare minimums on equipment. Here is my thoughts on a template: 120 Swords (real) 120 Tactics (real) 120 Parry (real) 120 Bushido (real) 100 Reisst or Anatomy or Lumberjacking (real) 99 Necro (85 real 14 bracelet) 65 Chiv (55 real 10 bracelet) Am I really hurting myself putting skills on the jewelry instead of other useful mods like stats? Also, is going ELF a must? Now equipment....alright alright I've seen a bazillion different configs. Thunderz has a rocking suit on Hollywood but his woodland pieces all have the 5HCI random property. The only way I can think to do this is to imbue a woodland piece made with plan wood and enhance with heartwood hoping for the 5 HCI property to show. Is this accurate? What are the real minimums I need to be an effective sampire. So far I gather: all 70's (95 fire so I can still be 70 after vampiric embrace) 45 HCI 45 DCI 181 Stamina 30 SSI (or more??) Some level of HPI increase? Some level of Mana increse? Should the 181 Stamina be after using an agility pot, same thing for strength after using a greater strength pot?) Clearly things like Mana Regen, HP Regen, Stamina Regen are not important because the weapon/Vampiric Embrace should leach it. Should I make the armor out of leather, out of wood? What should I enhance with? If leather I presume Horned, if wood I am not sure, I'd hate the random property to be luck or something and if enhancing with Bloodwood the fire resist bonus seems nice. Are there not too expensive arties I should consider? I can afford Crimson's but the Insane Leggings are out of my reach. Thank you to anyone who can ease my mind a bit. And to those who ignore the post I understand, there are a ton of these types of posts from people.