Yesterday Jaha and I teamed up for an 8 player ancients quest in hell with my conviction paladin (mac_Cyrand - lvl 67 at the time) and his lightning sorc (mac_Storm - lvl 72 before ancients if I recall). Two random old-style WW barbs tagged along for entertainment value (well, maybe they thought they were helping). After we let those big brutes out, our own not-so-bright barbs madly started to WW the two physical immune ancients - accomplishing nothing but their first of many deaths. Meanwhile, chewing through a belt filled with full rejuvs, I was trying to stay between the ancients and Jaha's sorc so he could safely rip them to pieces with Nova. With the -130% to resists from my conviction, one was down in less than 20 seconds. The second was gone after about a minute. The third was the throwing barb, and the bugger was lightning immune. Scratch that - lightning immune AND lightning enchanted!!! Jaha's sentiment was "he's all yours." (well, he tried firewall briefly, but it didn't appear to help) So I chased after that cowardly LEB with vengance attacks and eventually pinned him against a pillar. During this time the barbs were coming back for more punishment, picking up their bodies, hitting the LEB's charged bolts, dying again - very entertaining. I managed to lock Maudawk in the perfect position (I don't think the LEB charges were hitting me - so hard to find that sweet spot) so there was no way I was going to let off so the barbs could get their bodies. It was just the spectral hit, lightning enchant, extra strong throwing barb and my lowly lvl 67 pally - locked toe to toe in deadly combat. My belt was empty of it's last full rejuv, and the damn ancient wasn't dead. His poison was already chewing me into dangerously low levels. Thank god I had a couple more full rejuvs in my inventory. It turns out I only needed one. All the ancients back on their pedestal, I breathe a sigh of relief. The humiliated barbs are finally able to come and pick up their bodies (they were both lvl 80 something). Then it sunk in that neither member of our paladin/sorc team had died while fighting the ancients in an 8-player hell difficulty game! Sweeet... Most satisfying 2.5 levels I've had in a long time. Any other good stories from Hell Ancients battles? Those buggers are tough.