yes, i had close moments.
at start, the armor is thin, the hp are low.
it is not hard for me to kill. but if 3-4 monsters give me a a good strike all together i almost die.
so i basically try to not let any monster to get close and i shot'em from a safe distance.
Here is my progress:
Frosty entered floor 3, i got a point for fame., then upgraded to clvl6.
i enchanted my helemt in the a fontain i found.
i town portaled back to town to retrieve quest points. i decided to buy a few maps (1-10) for future use, stored them at the stash.
i entered floor 4 - to fight brink. it took me some time to take him down.
although he also specials in ice, but he is not a true challenge for my swiftness.
floor 5, got another point for fame. i advanced to clvl7, and then i saw the purple Ox.
i slayed him and he opened to phase portal.
after clearing the floor, i couldn't resist myself and went back to the purple portal.
i read about all the warnings to not go in those black holes.
but i decided to take the risk.
it wasn't easy - i gulped those potions. i finished about 12 health + 12 mana potions to clear that tinny map.
i understood it is my first and last phase portal i am going in.
my reward for that phase portal was to advance another clvl to 8.
btw - i decided to pamper Iceberg for his great aid and bought it a cool Frost spell for 1,500 gold.skill point distribution:
fame2: Armor Expertise (1/10)
clvl6: Critical Strikes (1/10)
fame3: Armor Expertise (2/10)
clvl7: Ranged Weapon Expertise (4/10)
clvl8: Critical Strikes (2/10)