Started a new Necro and..wow.. I'm lvl 19 in A4, completely untwinked (I even deleted all my high lvl chars just in case I got the urge to xfer something and since I don't play them now) and, not having just played a pure char. with no help from pre-found EQ in a long time.. I'm at a complete loss and could use some advice on what I could keep an eye out for. Mind you, I'm poor.. so even if it's "If you come across X magic item, hang on to it" is fine. Not looking for unique elites or anything like that.. just something to make me die a little less... For inquisitive minds, these are my current stats: lvl 19 Str-82 Dex-31 Vit-40 Nrg-25 Raise Skel-17(+1 from wand.. yes, the same one I started out the game with) Skel Mast.-1 Amp-1 Teeth-1 CE-1 My armor is more or less vendor-purchases, a rare splint mail with 108 def and some rare shield I picked up around A1Q2.. I guess a more specific question would be, for a Skelliemancer, what would be some decent tips to stay alive around my level? Should I have a merc? Never used one before except for experimentation and they usually died after a few hits from baddies.. any idea what my skills/stats should look like even before going up against Diablo? Any tidbits would be greatly appreciated.