First Matriarch! Meteorb sorc So after becoming frustrated with my first attempt at a single-player matriarch/patriarch (70 fishymancer stuck in Hell maggot lair) I decided to make a meteorb sorceress due to the fact that I had found an Occulus with my necro. Name: Yttriac Class: Sorceress (meteorb) LVL: 81 Stats: Str: 165 Dex: 143 (33% chance to block) Vit: 233 Energy: 70 Defense: 1068 Resists: Cold: 66 Fire: 59 Lightning: 75 Poison: 75 Skills: Fire prereqs: 4 Warmth: 1 (9) Fireball: 20 (28) Meteor: 20 (28) Fire Mastery: 10 (18) Cold prereqs: 5 Frozen Orb: 20 (28) Cold Mastery: 8 (16) Lightning prereqs: 1 Teleport: 1 (9) Static Field 1 (9) Gear: Weapon: Occulus Shield: Spirit Monarch Shield Head: Sazabi's Mental Sheath Chest: Skins of the Vipermagi (+34 resistances) Hands: Frostburn Feet: Silkweave Waist: IK belt Ring 1: Rare ring (8%LL, 7 LR, 25 FR) Ring 2: Rare ring (16 str, 23 PR, 30 CR) Amulet: Rare amulet (1 to sorc skills, 24 str, 26 life) Charms: Random assortment of resist, life, and MF charms. Merc: Act 2 NM Holy Freeze merc Head: Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest Chest: Haemosu's Adamant Weapon: Eth Honor Partizan (131-300 dmg with only lvl 27 requirement, merc tore nightmare a new hole) Notes: Normal- /p1 up to act 4. /p8 act 4 + 5. Most annoying of all the difficulties. I should have just picked up some early skills and then re-spec'd later, but I decided to just melee through (Sigon set was a nice help). Duriel was a huge pain in the ***, but the rest was bearable. When I attained meteor around act 4, it was on! Nightmare- /p8 all the way thru. Devastated nightmare. Combo of my new-found frozen orb spell and my mercs new eth honor partizan made this difficulty a complete joke. Hell- /p1 all the way thru. Pretty easy besides running into certain sets of archers and cold+fire resistant named monsters. Gloam-like teleporting, lightning shooting monsters beat me up in act 3 before my resists had shaped up. Bosses were all cake. All of my gear besides my occulus was MF'd as I progressed on this character. Was able to procure a Wealth armor and some other decent MF gear around level 50 or 60, whereupon I began running mephisto for some upgrades. In hell I ran the countess, andariel, and mephisto a few times as I progressed. Notable drops along the way: Mal (not from forge, my forge runes sucked) Eth Titans!!!! reg Titans T-gods IK boots, gloves, belt Vipermagi Couple of +skill grand charms (i forget which) Time to get my fishymancer thru hell! Then onto my next char, a javazon perhaps?