Torchlight 2 will be out soon and there are a lot of rumors about the Diablo 3 beta starting as well. I won’t put a lot of focus in Torchlight 1 after that point, but I wanted to write a little something about the three parts that make up a character in Torchlight 1. Torchlight 1 characters are really just made up of their Attributes, Skills, and Equipment. These three things are the core of all characters and the big things you have to decide when making a build.
Looking at the skills you want your character to use, you can determine which damage attribute would be best to pump up high as well as which types of items you want to get and equip. Just by getting Attributes, Skills and Equipment that all sort of agree with each other, you know it will be a strong build. Your character will have a good chance of getting to level 100. This is what I did when creating my Torchlight 1 builds, though I didn’t know it at the time.
Read more on the Analysis of Character Creation in Torchlight 1 page. After reading this you will know how to easily come up with new builds and know before even playing whether it will work okay ingame or not. I will still make new Torchlight 1 builds from time to time, but they will probably be sparse.