Thank you, thank you! Great link...i understand now and love the stats so i can understand what will yield a more powerful silver sword. Im about to head down to the Sewer and wade around in the monster-filled canals so this info really helps! Appreciate your responses to my pleas... ??? when youre new at this, theres just so much to know but at the same time, thats what makes it my favorite game and why i give so much of my free time to it. When youre an older adult w/limited amts of time...its more of a challenge to level up and learn as quickly as the young ones who have so much more time. Thanks again and know youre making the game even more enjoyable for folks like me just starting out!!!