I thought I'd share a build i have been having a lot of fun with today: It's no secret that the Warlock has been our best melee-class for quite a while, yet many people prefer the Scorpion for Lashsword and stealth. I have been running this build for maybe 15, 20 matches over this evening and the last and I really got to love it. It would be an understatement to say that I am out of practice as far as melee goes yet I have been consistently winning 1v2s, some 1v3s and the occasional 1v4. Even more effective with a good DA or a whole team at my side, this synergizes fairly well with about everything. The effective Damage of the Witchblade of Fire with Force is around 179/282, ignoring a significant chunk of Toughness. You are able to passively heal yourself and your allies and deal similar damage to a Howling Banshee on a debuffed target+visual noise. The reason I love this build is that its as close as you will get in Eternal Crusade to 'skillful' melee. Low durability, DoT and Embolden encourage defensive and evasive gameplay, rather than spamming for maximum damage-output and clanglock. High damage and low EHP mean mistakes for both sides are very punishing. The heal encourages teamplay and is very valuable for small-unit gameplay without a true Enhancelock backing you up. I am thinking about replacing the health-trinkets with Sreg, because I end up using a lot of evade-attacks and tend to run out of Stamina when I really need it.