I'm running a 7 man party of Paladin, Rogue, Cleric, Wizard, Barbarian, Ronald (2 levels in ranger, rest Cleric) and Meleny. Currently clearing the moathouse, party level being 3. I'm not sure howI want to build Meleny and I'd like some tips. First off, my Wizard is an Evocation favored wizard who's split between crowd control and damage dealing (early game, spells like sleep, grease, THL, web etc are so much more useful, I guess he'll put that favored school to use a bit later) and is the only arcane caster in my party. Paladin and Barbarian are my frontliners, and if I really need a third I can just use Elmo. This makes me think building Meleny as an offensive spellcaster is the best choice, as I don't really need another semi-tank and I'd be starving for offensive magic. 1) What feats would you suggest? 2) I'm reading a mastodontic PnP 3.5 guide that says there just aren't enough non-redundant feats to take in a build that focuses on just one side of the Druid (be it shapeshifting, spells, summoning or animal companion) and that it's preferrable to dip in all of them anyway. Is that true in ToEE? Even if I want to make one focused on offensive magic do you think I should take the good feats for the other features of the class as well? If so, which ones? 3) Natural Spell. I see this described as the Druid feat. Same question applies: is it useful even though I inted to stick Meleny in the backline as a pure spellcaster? Is it worth to invest in wild shape feats anyway (which I admit sounds pretty cool as it replaces STR and DEX which are her worst stats)? 4) Metamagic feats. Are they worth it? Which one would you suggest (this counts for Cleric and Wizard as well as I haven't looked into them yet) 5) I already intend to take Craft Wondrous Items/Armor and Weapons/etc with my Wizard and Cleric, is there any benefit in taking them for my Druid as well? tl;dr I want to build Meleny as an offensive spellcaster backline Druid. Which feats would you suggest? Is it worth it to spread myself over the other class features like wild shape and summoning too? Are metamagic feats good? Do I need crafting feats if I already have Cleric and Wizard for those?