If you had to chose: +nskills or "special-effects"? I am taking a break from D2 and my bowazone but I noticed a thing: Specials like Blind or Flee, seemed more useful then flat +n skills or +x damage. I left my Peasant Crown with the mule and used Face of Horror instead. With strafing having targets turn and flee is better then just getting some +1 sklll or even +2. When I go back I was thinking of stocking up on even more effects if I can just find them. xx% crushing blow, or Confusion. Since Strafing (and MS) causes so many hits I would be a one-woman-circus. So do You have a special you like or are You just intrested in damage or +n skills?