So, I'm trying to get through Dredmor with a pure melee build. I got to him on Dwarvish, but ended up getting hit with some bad crits and dying. This is the spec I was using at the time. Axes Shield Bearer Berserker Rage Master at Arms Assassination Perception Artful Dodger Having looked around the forums, it seems that Mirror Shields are mandatory for meleeing Dredmor, ergo Blacksmithing is mandatory. Is the above build viable even on Elvish? Or am I pretty much required to pick up BS as a skill? I'm asking because SERVANTS OF THE BLOOD GOD DO NOT TRIFLE WITH PETTY CRAFTING! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE! -coughs- Or something like that.