My thoughts on 1.12 Fishymancer Hi everyone. I'm just trying to share some of my experiences building a fishymancer for anyone who's interested in trying it or thinking about it. First off, I haven't played since .09, but when I did play I had all kinds of characters; zealots, fury barbs, multi-shot zons, bow druids, bow paladins, a smiter, a pvp bonemancer, all kinds. And I just want to say that this is easily in my top 3 favorite builds. Fishymancer is a blast. Especially once you get the CE engine going; you just sit back and blow everything up. It's great. I felt like a god all through NM with the might merc, also. Currently level 82, still at act 4 in Hell. A few thoughts. I have 10 points in skeleton mages from skills. They seem pretty useless at this point, so I can't really recommend them. I added a few extra points into amplify damage, and I feel like it was well worth it. The added range really comes in handy for corpse explosions. On that note, definitely max corpse explosion....just do it. I'm trying to decide what to put the rest of my points in right now, and honestly I'll probably just do bone armor + bone wall, as my necro in .09 had bone wall and I just think its fun. thoughts on gear.. well, going through completely untwinked, I feel I can recommend a few things for a fledgling fishymancer. A 4 ptopazed armor will go a long way, and won't really detract from anything. In fact, I recommend getting as much MF gear as you can while leveling, so when you get to hell you can afford some goodies. As far as the mercenary goes, I really recommend Insight. It's so easy to do...I put it in a Giant Thresher, and its made a huge difference. You can just sit back and literally spam corpse explosion and just watch everything die. If you have some decent MF, and are having a bit of trouble when you first get to Hell, try running the Pit a few times. You get decent experience, and you might be surprised at what you find. Oh well, just some of my thoughts, I hope someone trying to start a fishymancer can take something from this. On one final note, read the guide.