So far SK still feels underpowered comparing to my necromancer at the same levels. And btw, I just found out for necromancer (at level 40, shows you how bad and slow anti player I am lol) that necro also have that OH. For now SK is still pretty squishy, but I'm only level 30 and not geared yet. So for now it does die easier than Necromancer did at lvl 30. I will now craft some stuff for him, jewelry, armor, totems, drinks, potions and such and it should be stronger. Although, so far looks like dropped items tend to be better than crafted... At these lower levels, I'm a little disappointed over crafted items on general. But at least you can get them all at once, with the drops you may not get them when you need them. Back to SK. I think I'm just not playing him properly yet. And for now I didn't used any potions yet. I bet different kind of potions should make a difference. Like for health restore and such...Also I haven's crafted any skill upgrades for him yet. All I'm doing is, upgrading them those in game with the timer. Since I extended my trip in EU for a few more months and since computer is running hot while playing plus I have limited time, I'm everything doing in really slow, snail steps. I didn't look into upgrading trees yet either. But thinking of it, I probably don't need to look at them until higher levels, correct? I'm ignoring them with necro also and he is very survivable for now. (my understanding is, automatic leveling does pretty good job distributing skill points, or whatever those points are called?) My plan is to level him to 40, where is already other toon, and then I can craft stuff for both of them at the same time and progress them slowly together. Question: I have bad (none) analytical game skills to figure out which skills/spell/buffs are good and which are not worth investing time into upgrading (language barrier, no gaming experience barrier) I will ask a general question: I will never group, well if I will it will not be for the reason to be a tank. In this case, do I need all those 'mitigation' skills & buffs? My guess is not, that's just for group play, to reduce aggro to other players and direct aggro to myself, correct And sorry for late reply, I usually log into forums about once a week or so.