Help me, I need to Magic Find! So. I've been playing around with some melee characters, but they need more gear. Badly. I started magic finding on them and it went ok, but it was kind of slow. Then I realized I was really dumb for not using my sorceress to MF find with (I have one sitting at 87, with some respecs waiting). I took my sorc to hell Andariel for the rings/because she's the easiest of the act bosses to kill; I got there in mere seconds thanks to teleport, which was great. Then I promptly managed to spend a much longer time than expected killing her on p1, and my poor insight merc died. Tried again, and got the same result (although I was pleasantly surprised to have a raven frost drop that time). I'd rather not have my merc die each time I go down to MF Andariel or Mephisto, and I certainly don't want it take longer to kill her on my sorceress than on my lower leveled zealot. My sorceress build isn't ideal. It's mostly a lightning sorceress, with 20 points tossed in hydra for fun/to play with/because I needed something for immunes. I don't have infinity on her, or anything particularly fancy (it would be nice to magic find her up something special while I'm at this). I normally rip stuff up fairly well unless it's lightning immune. When I switched to my MF gear though, my damage plummeted horrifically. I don't know about resists, but Andarial must have much better lightning resist than fire.... my hydra was actually outdamaging lightning pretty badly, which is super sad for a barely synergized spell I took just for fun. So I'm thinking this isn't a good way to go about MFing. Any thoughts on a better temporary set up to MF in? I'm not sure what I should focus on for areas. Andarial/Mephisto/Travincal maybe? Should I just switch to blizzard with a back up fire attack? Also - how much magic find do I want on me? Obviously it would be nice to toss on a ton, but I don't want my damage to shoot down the way it has been. Is there a decent rule of thumb for this? I was able to get her up near 300% MF (after weapon switch), but like I said, I feel that took too much out of my damage to be worth it. Then again, I read people saying how 100% MF is "barely a drop", so I'm not sure where to go with this. Thanks guys.