OK, call me chicken ... ... but I admit: I'm afraid of the ancients. A while back I started my first 1.10 character, and my first hardcore character. Conqueror Artmeis, a freezeazon, has done quite well, reaching level 85 and the ancients way waypoint. Untwinked, too, although she has built a nice stash from which she swaps items from time to time - mostly for questing vs. MFing, plus the occasional upgrade. She's been idly item hunting in between developing my 2nd HC (destroyer Shiva the trapsin, now lvl 47). But the itch is there ... I want to try it ... but I don't want to die! Ack! I agonize: what strategy will work? Should I carry an extra charm or two, or full rejuvs, in those precious few inventory slots? Does that shaftstop belong on me or my merc? Grrr ... I predict that one day soon, I'll be posting either a Guardian intro, or a eulogy.