Impalazon? . The chance of failure is pretty high (read: very high), but it's still worth a shot. Anything should be possible in twinked SC. 1) Defense: Will this even matter? Even with a Defiance merc, I don't think an Amazon can get enough defense to consistently avoid being hit in the 15-52 frames it takes to complete an Impale. 2) Gear: The weapon is the main issue. eBotD Ghost Spear would be my choice, but that's out of the question (Single Player: no Zod). No other runewords produce decent options for Spears, so I'm stuck with Rares (have none) and Uniques. Steel Pillar and Hone Sundan (not ethereal) look like the two best choices. They seem pretty evenly matched. As for the rest of the gear, enough IAS for a reasonable FPA and then the rest into resistances makes the most sense to me. Thoughts? 3) Skills: Well, this will be a pure Impalazon, so there really aren't that many places to put points. Impale/Decoy/Inner Sight will be maxed. After that though, I'm not too sure. Slow Missiles doesn't get much from additional points, but Penetrate doesn't help that much either. D/A/E are obviously out of the question, and Critical Strike doesn't work with Impale. Any ideas? 4) Mercenary: Holy Freeze merc with Reaper's, Gloom, and some random helm sound ok? Would pick Delirium if I had one, but the curses would probably just override each other every second anyway. Also gave an Act 3 cold merc some consideration. Freeze is valuable, but not sure if it's worth losing a tank. Sorry. That was pretty long. Thanks in advance to anyone who stops by to read/answer a question or two. =).