Welcome Technocrat! This is likely your first and last post as the denizens of The House are likely to eat you alive. Actually, the senior Lords here are not that harsh any more, but replying to threads a week or more stale (Xiao_Caity's reply was back in March) is discouraged. To the matter at hand, I like your username as it describes that type of character I am playing. Also, I like the techno-thief build and find that the emphasis on throwing is a nice touch. I'm surprised that you are so vulnerable at level 17. Is there an alternative to remedy this vulnerability other than firearms?