How much life/mana steal is enough? Hi, I'm playing in Nightmare Act 5 (not online) have a Riphook bow (socketed that one with the socket quest, only one socket though , jewel +9 to min dam) and found a Tal Rasha's Horadric Death Mask with 10% life steal & 10% mana steal each hit. It seems that when killing monsters (not undead) I never ran out of mana. How much mana/life steal is enough. My damage is in strafe 195 - 275. I have no problem in Chaos Santuary, only problem is keeping my mercenary alive, feeding potions to him. Also got a lvl 8 Valkyrie. I prefer using the bow, but when things start to get to rough for mercenary and Valkyrie I use LS (lvl 18) to clean things up.