1.09 melee chars can do it ! I guess this is an old topic, but I can't resist to add my 5 cents. In the last 2 months (I had quit D2 for a while), I have been hearing many people complaining about how incredibly tough is .10 and how melee chars are useless now, and how 1.09 chars are not viable anymore... :scratch: Come on guys, this is a joke, right? You were perhaps so used to run through batallions of cows without being hurt that even a bit of challenge is too much now. :lol: I admit that my knowledge of chars and builds is far from excellent, and I suppose that some of them are not up to the challenge anymore. But don't tell me that all melee chars from 1.09 cannot survive and do well in 1.10, because my barb is doing fine here. He is all about mf (800%), Skullder's, Stealskull, masses of 7% mfsc, etc. What I mean is that he is not very powerful in combat, and still, for the last 2 months, he owned Meph with only a Lightsabre ! :yep: A few days ago, I offered him a CB BotD (almost certainly 100% duped, but I won't trade it anyway). And he solo'ed Baal and his minions without a scratch, even if it was a bit too long to be a comfortable mf run. So please, stop claiming that all melee or 1.09 chars are as good as dead, because that only means that you're not good enough to survive without your Iths. See you in Hell.