After a couple of weeks of pugging after a recent TR I’ve noticed there seem to be quite a few (presumably new) players who have seriously low hit points for their level.
Rather than simply mock them like some, I made this post to help them find ways of beefing up their poor emancipated pencil necked carcasses. My plan is to paste a link to this thread every time I meet one.
Most deaths are caused by running out of hit points so do these:
Con (starting stat): The old cliché “Con is not a dump stat” is very apt. Try not to start with less than 14 no matter what class you are.
Con Items: Get a ring or belt etc with as high a Con as possible
Con Tomes: Get one, even a plus 2 is good and not too expensive on the AH
Con: Ship buff
False Life: Always wear an item with the biggest False Life on it you can
Toughness Feat: Fit it in your build, somehow.
Toughness Action points: A no brainer once you have the feat
Toughness Item: Get the Minos Helm from The Orchard as soon as you can handle it, also has heavy fort on it.
Guild Crystals: Look out for/buy an item with a guild slot and put a health gem in it. (House K for the crystals and by the bank in the Market Place to put it in)
Spells: If you are a class that can cast rage do it as much as possible
Green Steel: Get flagged and do the shroud as soon as possible and make a cheap HP item.
Also, while not hit points, get an item that adds heavy fortification. You will die a lot less as critical hits will kill you quickly without this.
While it may not be possible to get all the above at once, most are easily achievable and will make a massive difference to your survivability.