What was your first d2 character? How many of you remember your very first d2 character. Your VERY first. When you knew nothing about the game, had no items/mules/clue at what was what. Everyone has been there. Do you remember your build? Did it work out? Is it still around? I myself started playing for the very first time well into 1.10. To me, there has always been synergies, I dont know about the glorious cow runs of 1.09, and have never seen things like white rings or the eth bug. Anyway, I played d2 when I went over to my best friends house. I didn't want to be a girl, so I ignored the amazon, assassin and sorc. My friend was already a barb, paladins were too "Goody Goody" for my taste, and necro's were just weird. That left the druid. The class that could turn into a werewolf. How cool is that! I instantly made up my mind at what character I wanted to be. My friends told me on a very VERY regular basis that druids sucked, but I just ignored them(This was during a time when the elemental tree was considered a joke). Things were cool at first, my barb buddy getting me items to use. We were both stoked when he got a windhammer in a trade. It was the best item in the world for me at the time. Nowadays, I dont even pick them up, and even if I did, I would have a hard time trading it for 2 pgems. I maxxed lyncathropy and fury, Never finished werewolf, got bored of pumping oak sage and stopped half way. Put around 8 points in poison creeper, and put a point into carrion vine to see what it was like. Then dumped a bunch of points into feral rage. Then I read in the druids forum on this very site about rabies. Do any of you remember that? When the talk of the druid forum was rabies, how someone found a way to make it deadly. After reading multiple threads, I invested about 6 points into rabies. You can see where my druid is going. I had no focus, and dabbled in any skill that seemed cool at the time. Oak sage never got finished, neither did werewolf. My attempt at a fury/rabies hybrid was a bad move, because I had pretty much gone the way of a feral rage/fury wolf. He died constantly in hell. I remember thinking to myself "I have 1700 life, and over 2000 defense, why am I dying so much!!?!?!". This all happened well into 1.10, so its no wonder I got my butt kicked so often.