Hard times.. Maybe you guys can help me a little. My fanatzealot is in act2 nm. Im playing at /p8. He has around 800 life, 400 dmg, 1k def, and 3k ar. My merc has about 900 life , 2k def , 500 dmg. Whenever I run into a pack of cursed monsters I instantly die. Whenever I run into normal monsters that shoot elemental attacks I die in a few of them. My res are all around +40. When I run into boss packs of elemental attacks I instantly fall. Im not sure what to do. It is a struggle to get through any thing. My gear is as follows: helm: Crown with 69 def........... :badteeth: wepn: King's grace long sword. Shield: ancients pledge kite shield armor: twitchthroe ring: 7ml manald ring: rare with ar. belt: bladebuckle gloves: sanders boots: hsarus ammy: 20 cold res 20 mf charms: all res and max dmg. Im not really sure what to do im having such a hard time getting through act1 and 2. Its only nm to. That really discourages me from playing through to hell. Any advice on where/how/what to do about me gear upgrades? I dont mind running places for items but cant go out of act1 nm. I can also still make cows if that matters. So basicly im looking for what to do for gear upgrades. Also my skills are basic 20x zeal 20x fanat 5x holy shield 1x pre req I think im lvl 53. Level doesn't seem to be to important in this situation as it doesn't seem like itll help much. My dmg output just isn't enough.. Any input is appreciated. :innocent: Edit: Maybe I should of added this. I play self found. Also im untwinked right now after a recent restart this is my first character. I dont want to start a character to farm boss's yet. Is there any places I can run or any items I can make or anything??