I have been playing PvM for years now and while I do still really enjoy hunting and t-mapping and stuff I feel its time to relive some of the old, heart pumping, hands shaking, mind racing action of the past. I bought a mythic token and I have done some training and worked out what I think is a decent template for the style of combat I want to undertake. I am going for an assassin type character, well not an assasin type... just an all out assasin, There are two reasons for this. One, I think its will be friendly for a PvP newb and a little more forgiving than other templates. The main reason though is I love the sneaky, stalking, watch a mark for ages to pick your moment kill. I have decided on the following template Fencing 120 Tactics 90 Hiding 100 Stealth 100 (120 with items) Poison 90 Ninja 120 Bushi 100 (will either boost with items or just leave at 100) OK, so firstly. No resist! I have already decided that if i don't plug them fast i will either be poofing smoke and walking away (possibly crying at how rubbish i am) or eating dirt. (again, may be tears involved) Secondly, only bushido and potions / animal forms for healing. this doesn't seem to be much of an issue... again, I am aiming to drop them fast so a drawn out fight isn't going to happen (unless they suck enough not to kill me but not enough to die to my initial attack) So here is what I have done so far... with rather mixed results. weps: Kryss 20% SSI 45 % Hit lower defence 45 % Hit Lower attack 45% Hit fireball. damage inc Warfork As above. Armour is CRAP at the moment, holding out for pub 81 to make a suit. Running in Shame gear that gives stam, mana , hp and HCI/DCI , Jewels are hci/dci/ssi with enhance pots on one and mana inc and a few random mods to boot. my first kill. Recalled to fel fire dungeon. Popped llama form. walked to despise spawn, popped llama form back to human. ok, so when I got here it was at lvl 1, there was a necro mage working the spawn, I did a perimiter check and looked for backup . None found. *cracks knuckles* ..................*Curses self for nearly blowing cover with large "crack" sound* I followed the guy around for about 15 mins until he popped the spawn to mages. Here is where i decided I would make my move, he was dropping EV's then running withering and then healing up after. I had my fork on to knock that mage wep out of his hand and bleed him... I sneak close.... Ready my wep.... He moves! I shadow jump over and watch him get surrounded and begin to wither. he is taking a lot of hits from spawn so his DCI wasn't all that so I go for the kryss. I infect for leathal, dump an AI then death strike. at this time he realises whats happening and runs. then a 40 damage death strike lands and leaves him eating the rat wee infested despise floor! Huzzah! This was for me a text book kill! my heart was pounding and I felt awesome! my "dirty" tactics paid off and I was happy! So feeling cocky I hop star room and head to yew gate! things are a little different here. These guys are suited for PVP not PVM and there is no spawn to help. I watch, wait, watch the fighting, and single out the lil twerp thats not getting involved in the fighting but healing all his mates and dropping stone walls. I ready my war fork, I disarm, Bleed, swap wep and get off an infect before he reacts, he cures my infect, I shiruken him back in the green. he begins to cast para. i run in, drop an AI, bleed and death strike! good bye healer blue! Hello Pi$$ed of reds guys. lol. I was eaten by 2 mages and a thrower! but it was still fun and they even left my potions / trap box since I managed to kill their support char without them noticing till he was dead. My next three assasination attempts fail, not by a lot but I died twice and stealthed away once. I am struggling with dexxers/throwers. my initial disarm/bleed/infect/AI generally goes well but I am finding that my death strike either isn't dropping them (still need to max out ninja/stealth for the 50 damage) or they are getting off a heal between my poison and then smashing me into the ground mouth first. also my AI's are lacking a lil punch due to lower tactics. I am sure there are other configurations like adding in a third wep for Mortal perhaps , that may work better but I need a little help from the vets with tactics for dexxers with my assasin. thanks for reading, I know some of it wan't all that relevant to the post but I wanted to share, what for me, was some great times on UO. as for my suit, I am thinking I will go mana, stam, hit points with LMC for the base pieces but I have yet to decide on artifacts so that will make a big difference. Am thinking mace and shields but its kind of a waste of the HLD mod on them so may go folded steel or spirit of the titem and build around that. I will use that cloak that gives the stealth bonus and shrowd of the condemned, or possibly that silence robe that give +20 then add in a bad a$$ robe slot item. suits will come shortly. I always spend a hell of a lot of time on the suits for my chars but I will decide on my artifacts first then build from there! Thanks for reading. any suit tips also REALL appreciated.