Tired of Living: Any Advice for Soloing Hell Ancients? The first thing I should mention is I'm running an untwinked, Blade Fury Assassiin in Hardcore. Ouch. As if that wasn't difficult enough, I'm using a fire Rogue as backup--I refuse to level a Holy Freeze 30 levels at this point. I've got a really nice Shadow Master, mediocre damage, 1450 life (with charms), and decent resists. PMH and Crushing Blow are covered. Besides "Don't do it!" and,"Do you have any cool character ideas you've been just dying to work on?" do you have any wisdom to share on this matter? Some things I've been thinking about: 1. FE = Abort!, right? Even with 90% FRes I can be one-hit killed by the regular attacks of any of the Ancients right? Or am I misunderstanding the FE bug? Do I have to worry about death explosions too? 2. Mod checking. Madawc first, because of his range. Then Talic, then Korlic in order of their lethality. Any hints on quickly scanning mods? What mods should make me TP? (So to speak.) 3. While a Holy Cheeser is out of the question, a Barb merc might be possible. He'll be a little weak hired in Hell, but would I be crazy not to get another Tank? The best gear I've got for him would be a Nat's armor, and a Blood Moon. Maybe Hwanin's armor instead for the Static Field? 4. I've got a level 7 Weaken wand, and a level 2 Lower Resist--I haven't been able to find Life Tap. Which one would be best? Any other thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.