Inexpensive Uber Killer Char Hi this is a cheap way to kill the Ubers and get a torch. This character is a smiter and i have soloed all the ubers with him. It is good for a new character to make this guy because he is cheap and can take on Diablo Clone if your lucky enough to get him. I have had it when i have just started the ladder again and i get Diablo Clone in my private game but can't kill him. Items Needed: Draculs Grasp Treachery Armor (Shael Thul Lem) RavenFrost (Unique Ring) Black Flail (Thul Io Nef) Spirit Elite Paladin Shield (Tal Thul Ort Amn) Wand of Life Tap (or staff/dagger) Cheap helpful to have items: Gulliams Face (Set Winged Helm) Gore Rider (Unique War Boots) Rockstopper (Unique Sallet) ----------------------------------------------------- As you can see, the most expensive item needed is Draculs Grasp and Maybe the Lem Rune. The following is on why i have chosen the needed items and/or how they can be obtained. Draculs Grasp The life tap is absolutly necessary and you wont have enough time to cast it manually (from marrowwalk for example) when killing Uber Meph. Treachery Armor (Shael Thul Lem) Treachery is a great armor for the ubers. But before going in to kill them you need to activate the Level 15 Fade on them by getting hit a few times. Level 15 fade is so good because it gives: 79% reduced curse duration 60% Resist All 15% Damage Reduction The fade will last nearly 5 minutes but by then it would be re-triggered by the ubers hitting you. Make it out of a 3 socket Exceptional/Elite armor with about the same strenght requirement for the Elite Paladin Spirit shield your going to use. RavenFrost Raven Frost is great for pvm and it's quite a common ring. It is mainly needed for the cannot be frozen attribute so you "could" use a death sash instead. But Ravenfrost (Preferably use two) has good dex so you can max block easier and the 20% cold absorb. Use good cold/lightning resist rings or stat rings if you can't obtain ravenfrosts. Black Flail (Thul Io Nef) Black is an extreamly cheap runeword. Don't go around trying to trade for a 3 socket flail, they can be purchased from Act2 normal's blacksmith. The main reason for using it is because of the 40% crushing Blow (which is really the only thing which damages the Ubers) and the 15% attack speed. Just make sure to have it fully repaired before fighting one. Spirit Elite Paladin Shield One with as much resist possible would be good. Just make sure it's Elite. You can just find a normal one and use the socket quest to get 4 sockets. Wand of Life Tap Buy from Act5 Malah or whatever, use on 2nd weapon. The Build: Strenght: As much needed to use your highest strenght item Dex: As much needed to have max block with holy shield. Vit: As much as possible Energy: None Skills: Max Smite, Max Holy shield, Max Fant, 1 on Salvation, Rest on Defaince Level: 70+ Tactic for killing Ubers in Tristram: Go into a way point and get hit until you fade skill triggers. Walk into the Tristram portal and head North East (top right) corner. Walk along the edge (Clockwise) of the map until you reach the most right part of the area. Our aim is to attract Mephisto first, he is the hardest. Step one step to the left slowly, then again and again until you see Mephisto's Skeletons Summoned around you. Meph will come in about a second later. Have you Life tap wand ready and cast it on him then Quickly flip back to your Black Flail and Spirit Shield. Depending on your resistances with conviction on you, you will use fantasism or Salvation. Beat the hell out of meph. Your life will look like a yoyo but you "shouldn't" die. If you do, i suggest rejoin and get you fade back on b4 going for a 2nd attempt. Once meph dies you can take on diablo and baal together if you want. Just only attack them, not the minions and have about 6 mana potions with you because of the specters and baals mana drain. You may want to re-cast life tap on baal/diablo before hitting them like you did on meph. Grab the torch and exit. Good Luck Some Suggestions: Ammy: All resist ammy, or +1/2 to pally skills (maras is ideal but expensive) Boots: Gore rider is best because of the open wounds and crushing but you can just get stat boots or ones with good lightning/cold resist. Charms: +life, +resist ones. Fill your inventory nearly full with them. They don't need to be good ones. Just have atleast 2 spots to grab torch. Helm: I prefer rockstopper to Gulliams, your aim is about 60-70% crushing blow so if you dont have Gore rider use Gulliams. Kiras is ok also.