Attempting new build... suggestions plz Just found a Hellcrack crossbow (exploding arrows :grin: ) so I figured I'd give a shot to the ranger paladin with holy fire fully synergised as the main damage skill. I'll see how I fare in normal and possibly take him further if it's working well. Now lvl 11, and dishing out 80-100dmg per arrow in the jail. It's some serious killing power, but I'm afraid it won't reach high enough damages to be viable in hell. I was mainly wondering about gear, stats, other skills and merc choice. I know that some runewords give the holy fire aura. Would these stack on top of my own one to add MORE damage or would they be nullified by my own aura of a higher slvl? I'll try to get my hands on a kuko shukako ASAP as well (piercing/exploding :thumbsup: ), but if I remember correctly these holy fire runewords require pretty high runes which I definetely don't have. Any alternative? I forget if there are any cheap uniques that would, say, lower ennemy fire resistances. I'm obviously going to put in just enough strenght for gear as it won't be of any use, but I don't know if I show go high dex for big bow damage or medium dex and lots of vitality. High dex would obviously require a lot more caution, but as things are I'm pretty much doing one-hit kills on every single shot. If things remain that way I wouldn't mind a bit less life. Skill-wise, I was thinking that maybe I could either get another of the pulse auras (most likely holy freeze) and it's synergy (that puts me at 100 skill points for maxin stuff, plus all the pre-req's, so the build is possible if you factor in all the skill quests if I get high enough level). Or maybe go fanaticism with a bigger damage bow (less skill points to complete the build), but I definetely can't afford a wf or anything like that. I'm thinking maybe a melee switch with lvl 5 zeal / lvl 20 fanat / everything else in sacrifice could also work good. What would work best? As for the merc, I'm thinking going with might will be the best option. In the meantime (before I get to act 2 NM), would you rather go for blessed aim or defiance? Thanks in advance people !