Storming Hell: Making Firestorm work in Hell Planned Skills: 20 Firestorm 20 Molten Boulder 20 Fissure 20 Oak Sage 1 Arctic Blast, Cyclone Armor, Raven, Spirit Wolf, Dire Wolf, Grizzly Bear, Poison Creeper, Carrion Vine, 1 Werewolf, 1 Lycanthropy Total Skills: 90 If i go into the 80's, i'd probably invest in fissure's other synergy, volcano, or go for points into summons. I plan on leveling this character in nightmare baal runs till 75 before I start hell. Stats: Enough for equipment Dex: Enough for equipment Vit: Everything else Energy: Base Equipment: weapon: 6 5/5 faceted phase blade // hoto armor: enigma shield: 4 5/5 faceted shield // spirit helm: 3 5/5 faceted helm ammy: mara's ring: soj ring: soj gloves: magefists belt: arachnids boots: waterwalks In inventory: anni, torch, 7 elemental skill gc's, 7 20 lifesc's, 6 bo cta In stash: 414% ed ebotdz Act 2 Defiance Merc wep: infinity gpa armor: coh helm: vamp With this setup, i will have: -A very good amount of life with a lvl 40 oak sage and lvl 17 BO. -Decent defense with the defiance from my mercenary. -Enemies will have -150% to their resistances, greatly upping my firestorm damage. (85 from conviction, 65 from facets) -Firestorm will be at level 40 with both synergies maxed and +65% fire skill damage. -Wolves and bear will be at level 18, which makes for respectable crowd control (wolves) and tank (bear). Also a level 18 carrion vine to help with life. -Conviction will help summons and merc to hit things. -If summons/merc cant take care of FIs, then i can slap on the zerker, turn werewolf, and join the fun. 1 problem i see is terrible, terrible resists, but hopefully my summons and merc will keep me out of elemental damage's way for the most part (can't wait for those LE's). Another is no fcr, but even 163 brkpt wont help my damage output that much. I haven't caculated what the shown damage will be from firestorm, but i'm thinking it will be atleast 8-9k. (and then the fact that monster will have -150% to their fire resistance). I haven't started this character, and probably won't for a week or more (i'm working on a palabear dreamer right now), so plenty of time for suggestions! What do you think?