Classic hardcore paladin.. So, I'm currently working on making a HC classic paladin and playing with my friend, who's making a primarily cold sorceress. I've been away from D2 for quite awhile (haven't played since the 1.07 patch) so I'm starting from scratch with just about nothing. I had considered two builds, a hammerdin and an avenger. The hammerdin seemed to make me more self-sufficient and output more damage, but the avenger build allowed both me and my sorc. friend to benefit from conviction. Any suggestions on build choice? We plan on playing through hell, possibly doing some PvP along the way.