I found this gargoyle Sampire template to be very effective in PvM. 115 Throwing 115 Swords (legendary gives you a HCI bonus with 140 dex, i think) 100 Tactics 100 Anatomy 115 Bushido 100 Necro 70ish Chiv (can fit healing if you want with some +skill items and lowering tact to 90 and anat to 60) Swords allows you to hit nearby and adjacent targets, with your throwing weapon, without a hit chance penalty at 115 skill. This ability is the primary benefit of throwing, a skill that is at once both ranged and melee. Also, even though throwing weapons are one handed, you don't want to use a shield due to the high associated penalties to HCI and DCI discussed elsewhere. Momentum strike is your friend in areas with high spawn. Typically the champ/boss is at at a distance, with the spawn adjacent. You will hit both. Use a soul glaive with 30 SSI and a bezerkers breastplate (additional 10% SSI) and have Dex set at 140. Throw in max Hit Mana Leech and you will never want for mana either, given the massive damage this template does. Stacking 100% DI, Slayers, EoO, lightning strike critical hits, and perfection will take you to the 300% damage cap easily. It is not uncommon to hit a single critter for 250+ (50 life leeched in vamp form) or two critters for 400+ with momentum strike.