Noobish question : So how can I finally find a high damage weapon? I read and also believed that classic was fun because you did not need the high end gear (teleporting necros and barbs is just silly). I think it's mostly true except for melee. See when you make a caster from scratch you basicly need life, mana, possibly some cast rate, hit recovery and maybe some +skills gear. All of which you know that you will find at some point threw rares and uniques. I found almost all the uniques with my sorceress except gskins/silks/soj. The problem here is the unique weapons are all bad except for bonesnap. Crushing blow from rattle cage and goblin toe is nice but it has it's limit. Now when you make a fighter you are TOTALLY bound to your weapon. I finally got my hands on a bonesnap a couple of days (threw trades) so I switched to a barb and he got level 73 really easy using the BS. But now I wan't to duel and I need a battle hammer otherwize it is impossible to get anywhere. I have a nice 30/20 tower shield 19 priz with 39 cr stacked but I don't even use it since I certainly don't wanna pair it up with a civerb gudgel! My bowazon is also stucked with a puny 93% ED gothic bow. There is no point in playing a character which will stall because of a bad weapon. This is ridiculous. On the other hand my frost zealot using full cleg is not stalled since most of the damage comes from the holy freeze. Same thing with my smither since you basicly use a barbed shield and high level holy shield and your damage is ok. A javazon is probably the same thing all her damage comes from her skills too not her gear. My hammerdin was not stuck but he's a caster and anyway it's just plain boring to play :lipsrsealed: So what do I do for the Gothic bow and the battle hammer? I am now saving the perfect skulls in order to reroll my rares. Should I trade my uniques for perfect skulls? I am also rerolling a blue battle hammer using flawless in hope to catch a merciless or savage version! The results are pathetic. I am really desperate! Maybe I should try to buy a merciless or King's BH from a NPC! I had no success while trying to trade for one too. Most traders are show offs and then some are really too scared to trade even when confronted with an actual good deal. Where should I mf run for battle hammers and gothic bow? I did numerous andi/meph/diablo runs with sorceress in both hell and nightmare and now am running with the barb in flayer hell but I am totally disapointed there... XP is good in flayer I must admit. Maybe my mf is too low? I use about 200 MF on both char. I mostly play in games with 4+ players too. I'd like to ear your tooughts on this. Also I wander what happens when a new ladder starts. Do we see a huge proportion of casters as I would expect?