@Tobester: Thanks a lot, found the guy! Could it be you went a tad overboard with him? He looks like the strongest of the whole bunch @Tonks: Also very much appreciated, thank you! You folks really need to place those explanations in the game. What you wrote, changes my approach to distributing skillpoints a lot. E.g. everything I invested into Defense I can use somewhere else, as with my attackers I never use Defend mode. On the other hand, the approach you outline with "defend while waiting for skill recharge" sounds interesting enough - albeit a bit slow compared to "just hack away" - that I might give it a try Question: Can a hero dodge/parry when in Defend mode? Oh, and agree. The red battlerings are genius.