I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again. I started an untwinked softcore trapasin a couple of days ago, and it is about the most fun playing D2 that I can remember. I followed the "The PvM Untwinked Lightning Trapper - by jrichard" guide. Current gear: Mechanic's Cestus of Quality (ruby, tal): +2 max, 8-12 fire, 75/5 poison rare claws: 5% ctc lvl 3 lightning, +49% ed, +18 max, +200 ar, hit flee 50% rare crown (2x perf sapphire): +46% ed, +7 life, +76 mana, +7% fr, self-repair Russet Field Plate of Balance: +10% fhr, +18% fr Ocher Light Guantlets of Fortune: +14% lr, +21% mf rare belt: +10% fhr, +22% ed, +2 str, +10 life, +5% fr, +18 pr rare light plated boots: +14% ed, +2 dex, +42% gold, +19% mf blue ammy: +14% lr 2x blue ring: +9% mf Merc: Fine Poleaxe of the Leech: +26% ed, +32 ar, 5% ll Russet Great Helm: +20% fr Crimson Plate Mail of Equilibrium: +17% fhr, +9% fr The only things I traded for were sapphires to cube up to perfect. I allow myself to trade with other player on bnet and to join public games, though I did all of act 4 solo. When I killed D at level 23, I was using a 2 socket helm with a flawed sapphire and a normal sapphire and 3 socket ring mail with 3 chipped sapphires. The mechanic's claw has been on her since act one I think, maybe early act 2 (tal from countess). The rare helm/claw/boots currently in use dropped from D.:grin: I'm currently on act 5 quest 2 (I've done all the previous quests except for the gidbin), and I'm enjoying the break from running bosses/ubers with my summoner. I'd mostly forgotten what made this game so much fun when I first started. I've especially enjoyed gearing based on what I find, not what I decide I want after looking at the Arreat Summit. I'm looking foward to nightmare. Edit: Feel free to make gear suggestions. I've clearly focused on mana, mf, lr and fr. Of course, for act 5, I'll have to get some cold resist. Edit: Just got Vidala's Snare ammy in the frigid highlands - life and cold res.