Gear Questions, Sorta Long Post, Sorta Noobish Hi All, I have been playing since December and trying so hard not to be a noob, but I still have a lot of questions and many of them are about gear. I hope I can bore you with some of this and get some information back to help me make some decisions about what I can use, what I can trade, and what needs to get sold to NPC vendors. My goal is PvM and MF. I would like to be able to solo in Hell. I have an IK barb who does ok up until about Countess in Hell. Then he gets but kicked. I was chatting with someone in a game who said to socket my weapon with 2 shael, but Lazar would not socket my IK maul. Maybe I need to move away from IK and get a few better pieces? I have tried a few things, but the IK bonuses seem too good to ignore with only being able to upgrade one or 2 items. Comments welcome please. I built a pally with crappy gearâ€¦ that means all the good stuff, shako, enigma, hoto, cta, maraâ€™s, etcâ€¦ but none of it is perfect, all the minimal quality. He is a hammerdin and up to lvl 87. I have mostly leveled him through leaching and am just now getting used to the hammers (awkward). I like the tele on enigma and the merc has fortitude and infinity which seems super. But honestly he has not really been fun to play. Will he get better? Is it my skills that need to come up or is the second rate gear not going to cut it. This is a list of stuff in the basements of my mules. I keep it because it looks interesting to me. I was trying to trade a few things the other day so I set up a game in normal and someone was not too pleasant and said he wanted godly items, not â€œcommon crapâ€. OK, so how do I tell what stuff is desirable to people? Here is a list of stuff. If you can add any comments on any items or describe what makes them desirable or useless, that would be super helpful! Tomb Reaver Cryptic Axe (non-ethereal) 3 sockets Extra Tal mask +1 skill ammys for various classes, some with mods Champion axe 5 socket â€“ cta? Stormshield Monarch Dusk Shroud Enigma â€“ not mage plate Skullders non-ethereal Gladiators Bane Wire Fleece Gavel of Pain Rockstopper Sallet Dark Clan Crusher Cudgel Glyph Sever Decapitator (damage 367) Bartucâ€™s (one ethereal and one non-ethereal) Runic talons with 3 sockets Vipermagi Serpentskin armor w/def 279 (there seems to be buzz about vipermagi so I traded for this, but I donâ€™t really know why I would want it). Shako â€“ not HoZ OK a few more questionsâ€¦. I frequently come across Sigon items and people seem to want this stuffâ€¦ why? Can I trade a collection of full rejuvs for anything? If so, how many pots would be appropriate and what could I get (low runes? I save and transmute every rune and gem I can get). MF stuff, how low. I have a mule for MF stuff but eventually decided to stop keeping rings under 15% (and no more leach rings under 6%). I donâ€™t use this stuff, I figure someone might want it, but it just seems to take up valuable space. Whatâ€™s a good sword? I have saved about 10+ interesting looking swords. I have 3 Doombringers (one ethereal). My IK barb has on switch 2 Ali Babaâ€™s with the idea that one day he will be able to MF decently and use the switch for last hit on bosses. I have some partial green set itemsâ€¦ Should I use any of this, trade as parts or keep in hopes of completing the sets for later use or trade? Naj Armor and circlet Magnus Skin/Guillaumeâ€™s Face/Wilhelmâ€™s Pride (missing Whitstanâ€™s Guard) Natalyaâ€™s shadow loricated mail Sazabi Mental Sheath Basinet Mâ€™avinaâ€™s Tenet sharkskin belt and bow Dark Adherent Dusk Shroud Doombringer helm def 401 Thanks again for reading all this. I did not know a reasonable way to break this up into separate posts, so I hope people get a little inspiration to share some gems of knowledge with me! Thank you so much! Without help, this fun but complicated game would be overwhelming!