Strafe zon hel survivability for cheap Hi, I've started playing D2 after a 3 year hiatus and have started off with a zon. She's level 75 and can survive nightmare pretty well, but the moment she steps out of the rogue encampment in hell, her behind gets handed to her on a platter. I started her off thinking there weren't much changes since 1.09 and dumped points into multi(9) and guided(15) and now regret it. I've since switched to using strafe and have maxed it out. 1 pt in frozen/freezing arrow too. I've dumped lots into penetrate(15) to up my attack rating in hell and about in pierce and 5 in valk. I'm currently trying to improve on dodge/avoid/evade but don't think I'll be able to get them to 50%. Her stats are strength at 110 (for the buriza on switch), vitality 45 (going to stop at 50 or 60) base energy and the rest into dex (around 300+ now). Item wise, I'm using a double shaeled Witchwild String and a buriza on switch. Resists on WWS really help. Armor I'm using Duriel's shell, helm is Tal's mask, belt is Tal's belt. Amulet is a rare with 20 prismatic resists, reduce poison length by 75% and some gold find. Rings are a 17 dex Raven Frost and a rare with Fire/Cold/Poison resists. LoH for gloves, and Threads of Cthon for boots. As you can see I'm not very rich. My only wealth is in terms of pgems and even that, in rather limited quantites due to the lack of survivability in hell where flawless gems drop aplenty. I personally think my zon is not surviving all that well because of the lack of damage. I think it took almost a whole hour to kill Blood Raven in hell, and that's not including all the times the zon died. On occasion I do switch over to the buriza, but then I lose the 40 resists from the WWS. I'd like some help/advice on how I can relatively cheaply improve my zons survivability in hell. Is Tal's armor an improvement over Duriel's shell? It does seem to have better defence and slightly better resists all round. The mf is just icing on the cake. Someone in the trade forum offered it for 40pgems. Or should I just save up for 2 ums (which will definitely take a while considering after 3 weeks of playing, I only have the items listed above and 25 pgems) and socket the duriel's shell and the tal's mask with them? Or would it be more advisable to save up for a pul (half the cost of an um) and upgrade the WWS to its Elite version to get better damage. I could probably get a Windforce for the cost of a pul (West SC ladder) but then I'd lose out on the wonderful resists on the WWS. I don't think I can afford the Anni charm or any charm with resists for that matter. Most threads here are about relatively "rich" players with all those nice runewords that I can probably only dream of having (although I, for the love of God, DO NOT dream about D2). So, you don't generally see much advice for zons on a tight budget. Thanks in advance. cheers!