RIP Thorny Sad news folks... Conqueror Thorny (level 81), my farthest reaching untwinked HC character has passed away today due to a one-hit kill from an Extra-strong Fanatascism Enchanted Cold Enchanted Corpulent in Act 4. I was fighting my way (slowly) through a large pack of them, when the boss came out of nowhere and nailed me. *BAM* Deeds. Ah well. Thorny was an ambitious character to begin with, and frankly I'm surprised that he made it as far as he did. The only rule for him was that he could use no attack except for Throw. Yes, I ran around the Blood Moor opening chests until I found a cracked Javelin to use as his initial weapon. Skills were: 12 Holy Shield 20 Fanatascism 20 Blessed Aim (for passive 200% bonus to AR) 20 Holy Freeze 10 Defiance (these should have been in HS, but it didn't matter) 1 Salvation Stats: 90 Strength 123 Dex 272 Vitality Gear: Deathbit Battle Dart (found off of Nightmare Diablo) And a series of crafted blood Flying/Winged axes Eye of Etlitch Harlequin Crest (found on a Countess run from a random regular monster) Spirit Forge (socketed with IAS jewel and 24ED jewel) Moser's Blessed Circle (2X PDiamond) Goldwrap (up'ed to Battle Belt) Infernostride Crafted Hit Power Gloves with 30% Lightning Resist/25% Fire Resist/Knockback 2X Resist rings - one 14 and one rare with 3 all/28 Lightning/7 Dexterity Holy Freeze Merc (who did most of the killing because of his uber gear) Delerium Great Helm (AWESOME helm!) Ethereal Crescent Moon Ogre Axe (118-611 damage!!) Crafted Templar Coat with 3% Life Leech and a Perfect Amethyst socketed into it so he had the strength to use the weapon) The Um, Ist, and Lem all came from doing many hundreds of Countess runs. He had incredible luck with runes from her. Because of those runewords, the merc did most of the killing through Hell. Listed damage with fanat and a nice Winged Axe was ~350-1250. He only had about a 65% chance to hit in the later acts, so progress was incredibly slow. Anyway, thanks for reading and Rest In Peace, Thorny. You will be remembered.