SPFers, I give to thee, Patriarch General_Istvan Somehow I thought it would be harder. Lazruk had warned me that Baal was the final hardest foe. Having defeated the ancients all that was left was to storm the WorldStone Keep. Gaining the throne room wasn't a walk in the park, but with twenty odd minions it wasn't the hardest thing we'd ever done. Once the outer reaches of the throne room we came upon Baal himself. Before him, we had to deal with his minions. Five seperate groups, each worse then the last. Having been warned by the town folk of this I raised my army, including some of Baal's former minions. Wave after wave they were summoned, and broke themselves on my skeleton host. They rekilled a few of my skeletons, but it was of no matter as there were plenty enough corpses to go around. Having defeated Lister the Tormenter it was time to face Baal. He fled to his inner sanctum and we followed him. I knew immediatly that the odds were in my favor. Myslef, along with my trusty mercinary Pratham, a golem, made of clay, ten skeleton warriors and ten revives of various sorts, most of them Baals venom lords. Twenty-three to one were odds I liked. Baal laughed at us, and attacked with an ernest we hadn't before seen. I reached back into my memory for a curse I'd learned long ago, but hadn't used since besting the ancients. Decrepify would slow anything in its range to a crawl. The battle was long fought and many of my army were slain. After many minutes of fighting I knew victory would be mine, and changed from my standard gear to gear that I had been told would bring riches to the holder. Baal spilled his innards on the cobblestone and it was finished. Whoever it was that told me that this Ali Baba something or other, must know have known his bunghole from his other end, as Baal carried little treasure, and none of it worth anything. Tyreal descended, late as was becoming the norm. He said something he believed to be important, but I paid him little heed as I was tending to my skeletons. Stat junkies shall be apeased first, as that is what is most important to me General_Istvan Necromancer Level 83 (924394523xp) Stats (All bonuses included) Str 87 Life 985 Dex 209 Mana 353 Vit 292 Nrg 57 Skills RS 20 (26) SM 20 (26) CE 20 (24) CG 12 (18) RV 5 (11) AD 5 (10) Lots of one point skills Gear Armor Skins of the Vipermagi 35% Helm Peasant Crown (PTopaz) Belt Tal Rasha's Fine Spun Cloth (15 mf) Boots Sandars Riprap Ring Ravenfrost Ring Dwarfstar Ammy Saracans Chance (21 Res all) Weapon Golemlords Bone Wand of Weaken Shield "Rhyme" Grim Shield Weapon Ali Baba Shield Sigons This is the first non melee charicter I've played and its really out of my play style, however, its also my first ever SP Pat/Mat. I did enjoy playing him, he gets going early, and this is the first charicter I've had who didn't die at normal Duriel. I read Nightfish's guide for the fishymancer, and CE seemed like a waste of points. Why blow up corpses I need, but it was an amazing skill. Just one corpse would be enough to start a massive wave of distruction, and there were still plenty enough corpses to go around. I think if I remade him I might spend a few less points on revives. I do like them, but its hard keeping up with ten of them at a time. I hope to use him to MF Baal for a bit, maybe get an item that will decide my next charicter. One down, six to go.