1.09 Septumvariate - Gonna do the Necro (#6) OK - I posted a while back that I was struggling to figure out a viable Necro build for 1.09, and it ended with my statement that it would be too tedious. Well, challenges are what this game is about, and a 1.09 SP Necro appears to be a road not heavily traveled, so I think I will give this a try after all. Plus, I have not ever seen a 1.09 Septumvariate. Finally, I've also not resolved an irritating item-disappearance issue with trying to move my MeteOrb Sorc to 1.10s, so I interpret that as the game spirits telling me "Not yet! Finish the Seven." My Necro's name will be MasterGomez. I have 2 Hommys (for both weapon switches), so I will pump Dex for blocking, which will give MasterGomez a viable ability to hit with AR bonus from 1+skillers in Poison Dagger (which will be utilized to apply ST from Blackrog's Sharp and CB from "Strength" in a Fanged Knife). If the AR bonus bug of PD in 1.09 is real, non-dagger weapons may well be used for PIs in Hell. MasterGomez will rely on maxed CE, Iron Golem, Golem Mastery, and Bone Spirit (for the copious PIs in 1.09 Hell). He will also rely on 1+skillers on Bone Prison, Curses, Revive, CG/FG/BG and Summon Resist. MasterGomez will be twinked to the maximum extent possible, playing P8 until it is no longer viable. He will walk, not run (unless it's away from an especially tough boss that's in a Bone Prison). He will raise nary a skeleton (Short Sword with jewels of Envy will replace the default Wand). Revives will accompany the Merc and Golem. An A2 Merc is obvious, but I am torn between Might and Holy Freeze. Thorns will already be at a very high level with maxed + skillers IG. So, Might for the offense or HF for the defense (and fewer corpses)? Defiance and Thorns don't complement the IG, so that's out. I'm leaning toward Might since CE will be the main skill, but Might mercs are fragile (but I guess being able to cast LT, Decrep, etc. should help that). Hell Ancients were the battle I was dreading, but I have a plan. Blackrog's Sharp + Decrep. Make them statues again, and the poison from the Sharp to keep them from healing. Use 'Strength' Fanged Knife for CB if there is time to help the Merc, revived Blunderbores and IG. What do you think?