MF runs...Need Help I'm going to try to be very in depth here so that perhaps someone here can help me solve this problem. My sorceress is currently level 86, and is a fairly cookie-cutter Meteorb sorc. I believe her important skills are as follows: Max Frozen Orb 7 in Cold Mastery 1 in Static Field 1 in Teleport Max Meteor Max Fire Mastery 17 in Fireball I believe I made a mistake in maxing Fire Mastery before Fireball, but in 3 levels that should be fixed. My stats are approximately as follows: 97 str (for Skullders), about 190 dex, about 225 vit, and base energy. My equipment is also fairly typical for a MF sorc: 37%mf Tarnhelm 35%mf Amulet pTopazed Skullder's Occy Lidless Wall 27%mf Nagelring 34%mf Ring (from before this patch, I think) Goldwrap 37%mf Chance Guards Some bad 23%mf rare boots I also have a 37%mf Gheed's Fortune, and a few other mf charms. My total mf is exactly 450%, I think. My merc (Holy Freeze, lvl 84 right now) is using a Reaper's Toll, a pTopazed Ethereal Shako, and Shaftstop. My MF is high enough, and I have the patience to do a run as many times as I need to to find good items. The trouble is, I can't seem to do ANY of these runs in hell. I've tried them all, many times. The Pit is the easiest: I've successfully done it a few times with my merc, although it was still pretty difficult. The trouble is that quite often there'll be some sort of hero in there who can kill me very quickly with charged bolts or the death frost nova or something. I die, my merc drops dead, I go back, it takes me a few times to kill em usually. I'll be flat broke from dying so much, and can't afford to resurrect my merc without starting a new game (I do NM Shenk and Eldritch runs to get cash, sell their yellow items). So every few runs I hit this roadblock and it takes me forever to do the run. There's gotta be a better way, I'm pretty sure I should be able to do this at 86. Mephisto is something I've been trying recently: it's pretty hard to actually get to Durance Lvl 3, but I think (through much practice, and many many deaths) that I've figured out how to teleport through it sorta well. Now, the first time I got down there it somehow worked out perfectly, I teleported around, got him stuck in the moat, stood on the other side and Meteored the hell out of him. None of the Council Members or Blood Lords were attacking me, there were no summoned hydras or firewalls to deal with. The next few times I've gone down there though, I haven't been able to get away from them. It's impossible to kill Meph while dealing with all those monsters attacking you. When people run Meph, do they kill all of those things or do they avoid them and just kill Meph? The council members and all that seem to difficult to kill like that, theres a ton of them all at once. I'm trying to figure out how I did it before but I can't get it. Can someone please tell me in-depth how you do a meph run once you reach Durance 3? I just can't get all the other guys down there off my back. Eldritch/Shenk seems way too hard at this point: those Enslaved guys can only really be hit with fireballs, and it takes me like 8 fireballs to kill one. It's ridiculous. I can't ever kill them all without dying several times. They just have too much hp. Pindleskin seems almost doable, but I can't quite get it. I teleport up to that house thing, stand in the doorway, and start shooting fireballs at them. It only takes about 3 fireballs to kill the normal guys, but I can never, ever get Pindleskin himself below even half health before he reaches me, along with a few other ones who survived the fireballs. Once he reaches me it's all over: he usually kills me in just a couple of hits. And once I die I can never get back to him, I try teleporting but always get stuck in a mass of zombies. I can't back away from him either, all those other zombies are approaching the door. I just can't do enough damage to him before he gets to me. I've tried throwing Meteors into the mix, but it doesn't usually work to well either. Can someone give me a strategy for beating Pindleskin without dying? Nothing I try seems to work at all. The runs I want to do most are Meph and Pindle, but I can't really do either of them. I would like to be able to do any of these runs though. Can someone please teach me how? Any strategies you use when MFing these would be greatly appreciated. Please be precise. Thanks.