New to Paladin, advice needed. I've played diablo 2 and expansion for 2 years or so combined, however I didnt find this site until about 2 months ago. Needless to say I was amazed at the wealth of information contained herein, especially impresive was the depth of game knowledge among the forum users. Before I came across this website all of my characters were hit and miss experiments. so..... to the point of my post. I need your expert advice on a few aspects of building my paladin. I've chose to center him around the vengance skill. My plan is to: MAX vengance MAX resist fire MAX resist cold MAX Concentration 10 Holy shield rest of points for pre requisites. I will use the act 2 merc to boost defence. Later in the game I will use a Beast warspike. So my questions..... 1) will 10 points into holy shield with a defence boost from the merc be worth while in later parts of the game or are the 10 points better spent elsewhere? 2) will the fanatacism aura complement the concentration aura? can I use both at the same time? 3) I've chosen 2 resist auras as synergies (fire and cold). Are these good choices or another combination better? for example sanctuary/lightning. 4) How should I deal with iron maiden? 5) Is my proposed character a viable build for getting through hell dificulty? Thanks to all of you in advance for your opinions and advice.