LOD noob would like some questions answered! Hello there! :wave: Well, after browsing through this forum and the stickies for a few weeks I decided to give classic a go, for the first time in what must be six years! Anyways, I'm playing on HC, and each time I enter a new act I get nervous. I'm extremely comfortable playing the expansion, I know all my tactics, when to twink items on, what level I need to be to be safe in every area, but unfortunately, not much of this transfers over to Classic. I've read Orphan's alvl guide, and I'm keeping comfortably ahead of the curve. I play SP, so did the first half of Act 1 on p8, which got me to about lvl 15 after Trist, at which point I dropped it down to 3 for comfort, which is where I've kept it until the point where I am now, RoF waypoint at lvl 28. I understand that Act 1 Blood Moor in NM is an alvl 26 area. Are these mobs scaled down HP and damage wise to a lvl 26 mob? Or are they just lvl 26 with the stats of their LOD equivalent? Same question applies to the rest of the mobs in the game. If they are the same mobs like I fear, I think I'll need to spend a bit of time and gold grinding normal before I venture into NM. I haven't been able to find a nice levelling guide in the stickies either, have come across a couple, which seem to say, 'find an enchanter' or 'get boosted to Hell CS and leech' which doesn't really help. Not that there is anything wrong with these, I've done it myself many a time in my Battle.net days, but are there any guidelines for the solo player, like lvl 30 NM, 60 Hell for instance? Finally, it seems I'm rather reliant on Runeword weapons nowadays, any tips on coming across a nice WW weapon? I'm thinking a savage polearm from the cube might serve me well through NM, any advice on the cube recipes, which weapons and quality of gem can yield nice results? Thanks in advance! Hopefully I'll have a nice new Baron(?) to report at some point in the future!