How can I make my build work? I'm deviating from the norm and going for a pure physical build for my Claw/Shield sin. I am currently level 76, in nightmare still and have invested the following: 20 TS 1 Cobra 20 CM 1 BOS 1 Fade 1 Venom 20 Shadow master 1 Cloak 3 Mind blast None in traps at all, and one point in all the prereqs. I have 7 points left over. Note that I am using normal attack as a finisher Now my shadow is a veritable tank, rarely ever dying, and deals out a healthy dose of damage herself. I'm currently using Jade talon, and plan to switch to Nat's claw once I find one (I won't go into hell before having the whole Nat's set). In nightmare, my strategy for crowd control is to mind blast a few times to get half of the monsters converted, and then take out the remaining half one by one. By the time the conversion wears off, if the crowd is still too big for my merc, my shadow and I to handle, I'll mind blast some more. The two things I am worried about for hell is: 1) Will I do enough damage using regular attack as a finisher? 2) How will I deal with PIs? My immediately thought is using an atma's scarab, but that'd involve getting one :uhhuh: and I'm not sure if I'll ever find one. I have a buriza on switch, but my AR is horribly low (1600 around) do you guys think it'll suffice against PIs? Or should i just convert them and then run past them?