Congratulations! You’ve made it to Hell difficulty. Once you get to Hell you’ll realize that it’s an aptly titled difficulty. This was previously the highest difficulty in Diablo 2 and it sure feels like it (Inferno anyone?). While there is no real new content, the monsters that you will face-off with are considerably tougher. The Champion Packs will also have 3 modifiers, so you can start to get some really nasty combinations, especially for a ranged DPSer (you will learn to hate Vortex). One of the biggest pieces of non-specific advice that I can give you to prepare you for the insane challenge that is Inferno is to play all throughout Hell without getting hit by a single enemy. If you do this, you will be aptly prepared for Inferno. Otherwise, you may find that you have hit a brick wall when you get to Inferno. As you move through this Act, you will find that things are going to be much harder to take down than they were in Normal and Nightmare. But if you follow this guide you should have no problem making it to Act 2, and even Inferno!
So what’s different between Hell and Nightmare? Set and act bosses and normal mobs are harder than before, but they don’t really present as much of a challenge (except for Belial). As mentioned above, Champion Packs will now have three modifiers, so things can start to get really challenging. Skipping elites is an option against particularly nasty combinations, but if you continue to do this you will find yourself undergeared and hopelessly outgunned in the higher levels of Hell and in Inferno. Don’t worry though, I’ve been there and I have all the secrets you need to move through Hell and into the depths of Inferno.
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