Hi, i'm not really new to Diablo, but last time i played was like 5 years ago, and i was wondering what character should i start with in 1.11 that would be able to do Countess, Andy and Mephisto in hell with average equipement.
A meteorb sorceress should suit your needs. I'm assuming by "average gear" you can get a wizardspike, peasent crown and whistans gaurd? If so, you should be just fine on all 3, provided you're at least somewhat competent with a sorceress.
You could also try a Skellimancer if you are starting fresh. I just moved from West to East for a fresh start and needless to say, had 0 gold and 0 items to begin with.
My Skellimancer is currently lv 70 and I am running Hell pits.
I started hell wearing junk: a 6 resist all, 10 life amulet.
a 5 Str Ring
a 24 Light resist, 17 fire resist Ghost Armor
Ancients Pledge runeword
a 24 fire resist helm
The only thing I did was raise Vitality to 200.
I had 680 life, 24 fire, -25 cold, 14 lightning, -20 poison.
It is truly the easiest untwinked character to play, Skeletons do all the work.
Act 2 NM Might Merc
Since starting Hell, I have been able to get my resists up to all +40, life to 900 and about 9 Puls (Most from trading away drops and spent already to trade for gear)
Welcome back. I just recently switched to hc and i have searched the forum for the same info you seek. It seems to me that most people suggest summoming necros (like reyla's build there), javazons, meteorb, or orb/tk sorcs, and dont forget the normal and nm killing machine, the trap assn. Good luck with what you decide on!
p.s. My name is sean and my acct is gambits_hc if you need any help. Help is limited though, simply because i just started hc as well and my highest char is a 56 sorc.
Thank you to everyone for the help, but i decided to start a new sorceress, she is now at level 37 and i didnt put any skill yet. My stats are 75 strenght, 75 dexterity and 75 vitality. I was thinking to make a Blizzard Sorc to MF with since i read the Blizzard Guide in the strategy section but this kind of sorc was good in 1.10, is it still good in 1.11?