Noaani wrote: Thank you, this is great material for a conversation. Like I said, I've played a paladin since launch, and I'm a [I cannot control my vocabulary] fine tank if I do say so myself. Paladins and SKs are pretty much identical in what they need to do their jobs well (I'm really not sure what DMIstar was trying to get at earlier). I haven't leveled through RoK to 80 yet (only 75, I had a baby, game time tends to go down when that happens...) so let me use an example from T7 to illustrate something. When Unrest first released, I was 70 and had OK gear. I've been a Weaponsmith for a long time, and I use my crafted weapons as a point of pride. Eat the dog food, so to say. I never buy gear off the broker, I always try to go out and earn it myself, weapons especially. When Unrest first launched, I got my [I cannot control my vocabulary] chewed up in there with my regular group. I had the typical STR/STA/AGI long sword. Those first few runs through Unrest I would have loved to have had a higher-stat'ed STA/AGI sword to help me absorb another couple blows (especially if it had parry or block on it!). Once we got the hang of the zone I was then able to move to offensive stance, and at that point I would have loved to have been able to switch to a higher-stat'ed STR/INT sword. As it was, I used that STR/STA/AGI sword until I got the Modinthalis. [edit: I forgot to say that my point in this illustration was that I don't agree with your "few and far between" comment, as I am a typically MC geared grouping tank most of the time, and it only takes 2 or 3 runs through a zone before my healer and dirge are comfortable enough with things that I can switch to offensive and some DPS gear.] The reason I'm pushing 2 stats is cause the stats can be higher. I know I've said this before, and I'll agree to disagree here, that's fine. But why isn't it a better idea to have 2-stat'ed weapons so we can have higher stats on them? (And the STA/INT weapon that AratornCalahn says he would want *is* in my list.) Trying to get all the good combos of three stats just seems like it's off the charts to me, as well, in the number of weapons we'd be asking Domino to add. Honest questions, I'm not trying to be obtuse.