HC debut..Proud, Alive, but Stuck! "My personal best is about 5 hours to Guardian. Nightfish has done it in 3 hours, 20 minutes." The above quotes are from Dark Chaos, and I first have to say it boggles my mind. I am trying HC for the first time, with a level 30 Fishymancer, playing untwinked... by which I mean he uses only what he can find or gamble for. I know it's HC 101 for you experienced players, but I'm really excited to be still alive. I must have 10-12 hours invested already, and I'm in Act 4, Normal!!!!!!! Anyway, my char can't make any progress against Diablo. One blast of fire and all my skellies and Clay Golem die, and my Act 2 Defensive Merc is badly wounded. The fire blasts also dangerously drain my life bottle, so I have to flee. He has: Str 75 Dex 25 Vit 90 Eng 35 20 Raise Skellies 8 Skeleton Mastery 2 Amp Damage 1 some prerequesites Is there some strategy I can use to get past this guy?