Why uberbaal was impossible for me What I have: lvl 80 kicker Skills: 20 venom 20 SM 14ish fade 20 dragon talon 1 mindblast 1 cos 1 bos anni torch 75 resall in hell 50% DR Gear: pdiamond SS last wish PB fort AP manaleech, ar, resist ring ravenfrost ring maras umed guilles face string of ears upped gores dracs Problem: I always hunt the ubers with my cousin's fire sorc which isn't the best for minion killing but works none the less. Plus he's very good at getting the ubers seperated in different parts of the zone. Our skill lvl has increased significantly and we can kill diablo and meph within 5-10 mins only dieing to meph because he can kill me before I get to him. The problem lies in baal. If i use the above equipment we cannot kill baal no matter what. We've tried for minutes on end and it is not possible; however, if I switch my weapon for my shaeled fleshripper he is easy to kill. This I realized last night was because the BoS that I use to reach the last kicking breakpoint is overwritten very quickly by last wish's fade proc. The 6% ctc on it barely matters when 20 minions and baal are hitting me and can often proc before I even engage him. Solution: As I said above the using the fleshripper worked. Other solutions would be switch dracs for 20ias gloves and maras for highlords. Of course I need the resists from maras for meph, I like the dracs for 5% more ctc lifetap so it procs right away, and I donâ€™t want to keep all different sets of gear in my stash for killing him. I already have bartucs for prebuffing and the 33%amp throwing thing for PI in there. Question: One thing the fleshripper also has is very high open wounds. Would the open wounds have made the difference more than hitting the last IAS breakpoint? The reason I think IAS is the difference is because his mana attacks. Whenever I get killed by him itâ€™s because he managed to run me out of mana and Iâ€™m stuck in normal attacks because I donâ€™t have the 7 mana it takes to DT. With only 3% ml its hard to come back from that especially with specters attacking me as well (another solution would be pheonix but I'd run fade for the max dr). That being said when Iâ€™m hitting at the last breakpoint I can attack fast enough to leech mana back and donâ€™t end up out of mana. So while hitting at the last 7/2 bp I am unable to have my attack interrupted by his knockback or at least thereâ€™s such a small window that it doesnâ€™t happen enough to run me out of mana. Based on the answer OP or IAS I may consider running fade all the time and no BOS (the reason I like BOS is because I can run past all the mobs and get strait to the boss w/out dinkin around). Without testing this I donâ€™t know if my ability to engage the boss will become plagued with dieing before I get there.