MasterGomez (1.09 Necro) is on the prowl - "White" + Bone Spear FTW! I went ahead and started with MasterGomez, my 1.09 Necro and 6th character. He's twinked to the max (Angelic + Death + Sigon's + Tarnhelm) and will use the SoJ and dual Hommys. He's level 15 now and loving how untouchable good twinking makes an early character. I've already planned his twinking to level 29 (when SoVM, SoJ, etc. become available) and have already planned to CE through Hell on P1, with a maxed IG (+GM) (put those IK Mauls to use!) and Might Merc and Summons. But the last piece of the puzzle has been what complementary attack to use to assist the Merc and Golem in getting that first kill, and what to use in NM P8. It needs to be something that can deal with PIs since Amp/Decrep doesn't break PI in 1.09 (and PIs are very common in 1.09 Hell). I was orginally thinking to pump Poison Dagger, but looking into it, I see that level 20 Poison Dagger in 1.09 BARELY outperforms a Crystal Sword with 5 Jewels of Envy. Then I thought Bone Spirit would be the best for the fact that it does the most damage of his direct damage spells. But that's a single target, slow acting spell, and doesn't seem to make for fun gameplay. Well, I've finally decided what to do - "White" in a (yet-to-be-found) wand with +3 Bone Spear and use Bone Spear as his main attack (especially for NM where CE won't be effective due to P8). I like this for a couple of reasons - it actually uses a potentially useful 1.09 runeword I haven't made yet, and its mechanics let the Necro be active in the battle (much like the Zon with piercing Fire Arrow). I've read the 1.10 FAQ on this wiki, and it seems to imply that Lower Resists impacts Magic Damage in 1.09, so I plan to check to see if that works. I'll report on how MasterGomez does. Right now (normal A1 twinked to high heaven) he's untouchable, and the Rouge merc is destroying with the bow with 3 jewels of Envy. Pumping Golem Mastery at level 15 (I pumped CE a little bit earlier, but did not realize that P8 makes it ineffective) and the Clay Golem is actually killing (spamming Amp, of course). Hell equipment planned is Shako, Skin of Vipermagi, rare ammy (best I can find/craft), RF + SoJ, Hommy with pDiamond for each weapon switch, Trang's Gloves, TGod's Vigor (a must in 1.09 for MSLE), "White" and Blackrog's Sharp (for the Slow Target).