Probably a question y'all don't see too often around here.
I'm playing diablo 2 original (I don't have LoD expansion), version 1.11. I'm toying with the idea of getting as far as I can with each character in hardcore, single-player mode.
Been looking through the forums and build recommendations, but I find that I seem to be in a unique position -- I find strategies for pre 1.11 versions, and strategies for LoD 1.11 versions.
Basically, would just like to know which builds would be best suited for me in each character class, given that I'm playing alone, finding all items by myself, and don't seem to have a lot of the things that the LoD upgrade provides that some of the builds discuss (certain items, mercs, runes, etc etc ... let me know if I'm wrong here, I don't get some of it).
Currently advanced pretty far with a meteorb sorceress (I'm in Act 2 at hell difficulty ~lvl 60), but that's about it. Looking at the fishymancer necro and the HC berserker barbarian, not sure how to succeed with the amazon or paladin at hell difficulty (don't know as much about those classes).
Cheers (and thanks)