I've completed the game on normal difficulty with a barbarian and a necromancer, but after reading different build guides on this site I want to go all the way throug Hell with a more solid untwinked character. It seems though that a lot of builds depend heavily on high end equipment.
It's not clear yet what class I will choose, it's a great game and all the classes are interesting (including barb and necro). So could you give me some pointers to the best untwinked builds for different classes, please?
EDIT: A quick related question. Magic Finding seems to be an interesting and useful style of play, but is it fun or tedious overall?
Of course I mean character builds that are convenient for MF.
i you choose the right barb build, (conc barb for me ) you can do hell pretty well untwinked since you have such huge defence and a high survivability. i based my first one arround the conc barb guide (by hal?) on the stratagy compedium. the only problem is doing (really) decent damage without realy high end weapons, at least you don't die tho eh?
Quickest untill a Hell Fallen that you missed CE on rezzes up and 2 shots you while you are focused on cursing a pack which is on the edge of the screen..:P Yes I am speaking from personal experience. Untwinked sometimes leaves you with lack of defense/block
I'm gonna have to agree with nightfish, not much stops/slows down a fishy, unless you fall asleep waiting for your minions to kill a boss before merc has cb. I've uninstalled D2 a couple times for various reasons, and my first character when i restart is always a fishymancer.
@shaded: he might not do much damage, but the beauty of clay golem is you can put him where you need him and he'll save you. ah, 1 point wonders.