Has anyone tried this strategy with Meph? I'm not sure if this is common or not, but the items in question tend to get shunned in trades, so I'm guessing not. When running Hell Meph, I have taken up equipping the Dwarf Star ring(+15% Fire Absorb), Hellmouth War Gauntlets(+15% Fire Absorb), and The Rising Sun Amulet(+59% Fire Absorb for my level 79 Meteorb Sorceress). This gives me 99% Fire Absorb. Hellmouth can probably be replaced with Chance Guards for an MF boost with minimal loss. As a result, when reaching the Durance of Hate level 3, I can run around Mephisto, pelting him with Frozen Orbs or Fireballs, while simply wading nonchalantly through the hordes of Vampires around me, who are in fact healing me with their attacks. I found this quite amusing.