Patriarch GoblinMaster Well, this is my third patriarch in pursuit of the goal of all character classes mat/pat. I had never played a necro before but after reading so many guides I decided to make a go of it since it didn't sound too complicated. I've always been a melee character guy. Casters frustrate me for some reason. Probably all the hot keys. So, here he is: Patriarch GoblinMaster lvl 78 skellymancer max raise skeleton, skeleton mastery, corpse explosion others distributed to amp damage, decrepify, raise mage, revive, summon resist Stats with gear: STR: 142 DEX: 170 VIT: 213 EN: 47 All resists at 46% in hell life: 945 mana:818 Harlequin Crest Shako w/Ptopaz upped Skin of the Vipermagi with a resist all 9%/-15 req jewel Marrowwalk Frostburn Homunculus w/PDiamond Arm of King Leoric w/12% resist all jewel Raven Frost/Manald Heal Golemlord's Amulet of Worth (+3 summoning/+3 minimum dam) crafted belt with 7% FCR/regenerate mana 8% Gheed's GC, +1 Curses, +1 Summon/+27 life all other charms combined gave 131 life, 168 mana and a few odd stats Act 2 NM Might merc with Reaper's Toll, Tal's Death Mask and Duriels' Shell I am very glad I decided to give this character class a chance. It was hands down the easiest run through the game I've ever had. I died six times, half of which could be attributed to the bone prison on the Leoric wand shoving me into a crowd of things and a couple more due to Hell Ancients. Had to do that three times. Hellforge dropped a Mal and no drops worth mentioning on either Mephy or Baal. Not even a green breast plate. Next up I'm thinking about trying the druid class. Anyone enthusiasts got a favorite build for a newbie?