Yeah, you just have to take it slow in the Chaos Sanctuary if you are using a melee character. Advance slowly and lure the monsters away from the OKs.
I can't do anything else but agree with you.
Melee characters are not so good against the monsters that cast spells, or have auras.
However, having your a Melee with an offensive Aura can be a good thing.
Paladins, such as Tesladins, or even Hammerdins are good against such monsters, like what is in the Chaos Sanctuary.
Just take it nice and slow, and you shall progress very nicely.
If you are on battle.net, make sure you do some Chaos Runs if you like to level, because Chaos Sanctuary is a very very good place for getting crazy amounts of experience.
At about Level 70 however, you should move onto Baal.
Barbarians can use beserk and their crowd control war cries to help separate the crowds. Most barbarians I have seen don't make use of their warcries enough. Taunt especially. Barbarians are one of my favorite characters!
Seperating the crowds is always a good thing.
Perhaps even leaping out of there, and then start going haywire with their attacks (especially duel wielding Barbarians), and then quickly kill the enemy.
Barbarian's Leap skill is actually pretty useful if you are surrounded.
But separating the crowds is essential.
Perhaps getting a Mercenary to deal with one crowd, and then you deal with the other, might be a good idea.
But make sure that your Mercenary is of high level, and has good gear.
For me, I personally like having the Act 2 Defensive Aura Merc, because they are, in my opinion, very strong, and are very handy, especially when you need to get your defense increased.
The Act 2 Defensive Aura, added with Paladins Holy Shield can be a very good way of surviving.
Zealots use low physical damage/high elemental damage weapon just in case. Werewolves same approach.
I've played a lot of single player games as well as battlenet. With a little patience and strategy any character class can do the Chaos sanctuary.
Yep, you are correct here.
Good to see that you know the game pretty well.
On most forums, some people are just newbies, and it is a bit annoying.
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