Patriarch Lord_Soth Hi all! My name is James and I've been reading this forum for about a month now. This is my first post. I've learned alot from all of you, and I must say that you all are a very pleasant group of people. The quest is over! Today I bested the Ancients and Baal in Hell, thus achieving my first Patriarch in patch 1.10. I finished the entire game alone and untwinked (I only used items that this character found himself). I used Nightfishâ€™s Fishymancer 2.0 guide almost verbatim, with a few changes. First, I got Corpse Explosion to level 3 early in my career since I planned to just use â€œ/players 1â€ throughout the whole game. Second, once I got maxxed Raise Skeleton and Skeleton Mastery, I started putting points into Bone Spirit as an experiment, and Iâ€™m very glad I did as it was VERY useful vs. Physical Immunes, Hell Diablo, the Hell Ancients, and Hell Baal. I obtained many of my final items by killing Nightmare Mephisto about 50 times. Not bad for only having 24% Magic Find. The most difficult battles for me were against Hell Diablo and the Hell Ancients. Even though I put 2 points into Summon Resist, Diablo was able to kill my entire army including my Mercenary over and over very quickly. I resorted to repeatedly casting Decrepify, Clay Golem, and Bone Spirit until he was finally slain. The whole process took about half an hour. Against the Ancients, I followed Nightfishâ€™s advice and Revived a few Gorebellies and repeatedly cast Decrepify and Bone Spirit. I used about 10 Full Rejuvenation potions. Without further ado, I present to you Patriarch Lord_Soth: Level 81 Necromancer Stat Points (Without Items/With Items) Strength 75 / 75 Dexterity 80 / ** Vitality 270 / 270 Energy 70 / 94 Life 735 / 822 Mana 275 / 437 Skills: Amplify Damage 4 All other curses 1 Raise Skeleton 20 Skeletal Mastery 20 Clay Golem 1 Summon Resist 2 Revive 9 Corpse Explosion 10 Bone Spirit 11 All prerequisites 1 Items: Full Helm with Runeword â€œLoreâ€ Prismatic Amulet of Skill (+19 all resistances) Socketed Gothic Plate with Ral Ort Tal Thul Frostburn Gauntlets Rare Ring with 20% Fire Resist, 25% Poison Resist Scintillating Ring of the Leech (+12 all resistances) String of Ears Rare Boots with 30% Faster Run/Walk, 23% Lightning Resist, 24% Magic Find Weapon Switch 1: Necromancerâ€™s Bone Wand (+2 all Necromancer skills) and Jewelerâ€™s Tower Shield with 3 Perfect Diamonds Weapon Switch 2: Unravellerâ€™s Head with +2 Bone Spirit and Wand with +3 Bone Spirit Mercenary: Level 80 Act 2 Offensive (Might Aura) outfitted with Tal Rashaâ€™s Horadric Crest, Blackleach Blade, Rattecage Future Plans: Iâ€™ll probably use this character to do more MF runs and twink a Hammerdin and a Sorceress of some sort. I was able to get an Occulus and Tal Rashaâ€™s amulet during my Mephisto runs, so I know a powerful Sorceress is possible. I want to thank everyone in the Single Player Forum, especially Nightfish. I wouldnâ€™t have been able to accomplish this feat without you.