help! new barb first time on sphc Well I just started a barb on lod, single-player hc. I really have no idea what I'm doing. I guess my intention is to build a lancer/spear barb that uses WW like the old classic barbs used to do. I really don't know how to build that anymore though, it's just something I wanted to have fun with. So far I'm lvl 17 and I lucked out with a nice spear(LOL) 5% chance to cast amp, 47%ed, 4-22dmg, so I do about 45 dmg max right now. My merc is a1 fire merc and she basically kills everything while I tank it out. She has a Vicious Hunters Bow of Maiming (sounds awesome doesn't it??) that does a whopping 2-11dmg, bringing her max dmg to 30 - although idk what dmg she does with the fire arrow, but it's a lot more than I do. Anyways, I'm in a1 tamoe highlands about to go in Outer Cloister. I killed the Countess this morning. At the beginning I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I had the lancer idea in my head then I found the spear so I went with that. I thought maybe putting points in bash at the beginning would help, so I put like 3, but that doesn't help much besides with singling out uniques or busting your way out of a crowd when you get surrounded (which happens all the time when its on /p8). Man I've never had act one be so intense. I'll have like 15-20 minute battles with a group of monsters chasing them around, especially those damn archers, the demon women ones. Those do soo much damage and are hard to kill. So, any advice on how to go about playing, getting gear, leveling, anything would be great. Also, this is kind of my introduction to SPF community here, never played sp before and never realized there was a 'community' for 'single'-player lol. *EDIT* Also, anyone know a good guide to the build I'm trying? Or should I just abandon it? lol I didn't see any guides on here which kind of scared me because there is a guide for almost every character out there (melee necromancers but not the build I'm trying?? scary).