Hello everyone. I found through some trial and error trying to time travel that I can play pretty much any patch I want I installed just D2 without the LOD disc, and I have 1.00. I bought some D2 battle chest set a few years ago. I did not have to get vintage discs With a little googling, I found v1.06 (forget if I even bothered with 1.03 or 1.04). I decided I wanted to try to find some of the super uber gear (high stat priz rings / awesome ammys). I had to install LOD and had v1.07. I don't feel liike rack running, and I have been playing classic for some time now. I have a decent amount of gear from the old patches. A few notes - My BG/IM necro still works!!! I thought I read it got patched after 1.06. Maybe it was 1.09. The killing is really slow though. What I really need eventually is a modified ddl so I can emulate /p command. I had one for v1.00 and v1.06. If someone could tell me how to make on on some other source (instant message), that'd be great. I did a little reading about when 1.08 came out, and I was somewhat prepared for all my characters to be underpowered. Here is a breakdown of what my options are. I have 2 tweaker sorcs. The reviews in the old days was that these were awesome. I do not have the same opinion, but I have 1 blizz and 1 FO both with maxed warmth and maxed static. I haven't really tried them too much in hell chaos. Did they put timers on blizz and FO for this patch? I never seemed to clear CS effectively with them in the older patches. Both are level 55 give or take. I have a mid lvl 50 hammerdin (how great it was that I tested conc working with hammers in v1.00). This guys is probably the best killer of the bunch. If it wasn't for abyss knights and oblivion nights in the river and chaos, this guy would be a stud still. 1 to 2 hammers per kill. A point in redemption has always been a point well spent in my book. I either need to retool his gear for resistances or ... I don't know. He is still fragile with 800 life. Oh, and tanking in non existant with blocking at a whopping 13% with holy shild running. I don't know where to put unsued points, but I don't want to pump holy shild if it won't help my blocking (please don't say and extra 5% over the next 20 levels helps). This may be the guy I focus on. I have a mid 60 bowzon. This one was a pure glass cannon. I have some unused points. I have base vit, 250ish life. Slvl 9 valk. I can kill from a distance, but not as fast as I want. I have some really crap gear I have a decent bow, but not really great leech sources. I am using eye of eltich (or whatever), Cathans ring, and mandal. I need better rings, and more life. An OK in chaos can 1 shot me. I can probably clear chaos with this toon, but I need waaaaay more life. It is not efficient. I have a decent WW barb. I had a decent pike until I imbued a decent lance with more damage and -40 req Double damage with no more stats added? Sure. Only problem is he doesn't kill fast or leech enough to keep me alive well enough. I tried to socket the lance with the 3 pskull / soj recipie, but it must not be working in this patch. I accidentally rerolled the lance with 1 pskull and soj, luckily I backed up my character file before doing this. I am looking for some advice on how I can mf some of the uber rares I've been drooling over on jsp. Should I run NM more? Can I make any of these character a decent hell chaos runner? I read that mf is broken in this patch, so I could switch my necs gear back to his +1 skill equipment. I noticed I am getting decent experience in NM and hell, but my ticker doesn't slide quickly. I tried doing a flayer run with my barb, but he got overwhelmed once or twice. Is there another build I could try that will be better??? Not sure if a spear zon can be a better killer / survivor than my barb. Nothing can kill better than my pally atm, but I need to beef his survivability if I am going to use him and my main mf'er. Also, has 1.08 been patched to the point that diablo glitch drops if I can make a game with a baron???????? My pally is still not a baron on purpose. I tried to glitch kill D in v1.06, but he dropped all blues. I was pretty heart broken. Hit me with some ideas. I don't think have any interest in 1.07, because I don't care about charms or the grandfather sword in classic.