How do I survive Hell with a paladin? What level should I enter Hell? How do I survive cursed/extra strong (and other) bosses? My build contains: 20 holy freeze 20 holy shield My merc is defiance. And I'm considering adding 20 defiance to that just to help a bit more (synergy to holy shield). My shield is +120% res all, so my res are all maxed (cold is 85% of course). I had 700 hitpoints. But I died at lvl63 in a 1 player game to Corpsefire in the den of evil in 1 hit. Is it just luck if a paladin survives in Hell? Will damage reduction gear make any meaningful difference? 1 hit kills are uhg. There's clearly nothing you can do against them.