Beating the Mick in all-items or even limited-pull runs is pretty easy. Step 1: stunner. Step 2: attack with your favorite high-powered skill until the bastard falls. No-pulls, however, has proven more challenging. In my first run I guess I was lucky that I went naturalist. With 10 SP in Maul, the bastard fell rather easily on my first try. This most recent run I went Psion. My time facing the Mick was a very different story here. It took me over an hour to finally beat the bastard down, and that was only done with a combination of healing items while reducing his HP bit by bit with fire shield and then using my few precious combat items. And praying. Lots of that.
My question is this, how do people handle the Mick in all-items, non-naturalist runs? How about Maso? Be as detailed as you can, I'm slow