I've beaten Diablo on Normal on a Softcore DH before but just died in the Shadow realm at Level 32 with a decently geared Wizard. I just archived the character so don't think I can check stats (correct me if I'm wrong, please, I'd love to know). Ran an Arcane Hydra/Disintegrate/Electrocute/Magic Weapon build with a decently geared Templar.
Build: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculato...RSP!aXd!aZZaaa in hindsight I should have adjusted for the big boss fight, but I think the problem was more game play and not being really familiar with the fight - AND THE BIG ONE: not knowing if I could reset the fight and get out once things go bad. I guess maybe before next time I should bring my old Softcore DH out of retirement and run the fight a few times til I have it down pat.
Q: is there a way to exit out of the fight once you realize it's taking way longer than you thought and you've gone through your ten potion cooldowns (I did load up before the fight, but didn't think I'd have cause to burn more than ten potions)?
Next up will probably be a Barbarian (dual or 2H) or a Monk (same) if you could point me to Hardcore guides I'd appreciate it. My Wizard build came mostly from http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/s...eaker-farming)
Q2: Is Level 32 a bit low for this, assuming decent all-Rare gear with mostly +Vitality gemming. Keep in mind I'm a decent player, but certainly not the quickest or most knowledgeable. For reference I took Hell's Ancients in HC SP D2X on /players 6 or so with a Strafe Amazon, so not a total noob but not God's gift to gaming, either.