Just last week (I'm a little slow at write-ups, not that this is a good write-up, just a bragging thing of sorts, ANYWAY)
Just last week my Holy Shock Paladin finished off Baal.
I think I was clvl 32/33 at the time when the big guy bit it. Holy Shock was at lvl 8/9 providing a VERY high Max damage. With it turned on I was doing roughly 40-370 damage per hit. With it turned off and with all my +elemental damage charms removed I did about 6-35 (rough guess, I only ever checked once) physical damage with my Cleglaw's Tooth. The huge minimal damage differance mostly came from my 25 poison damage charm.
Both me and my mercenary (barbarian with VERY nice ALL physical damage bout 175-300) had near max lightning resistance, I had level 10 Zeal and almost exclusively used that. Zeal was choosen because it's the best overall delivery system for my holy shock damage. Baal's 3rd and 5th groups of minions are the ones that provided me with half of my deaths, the temple guys just seemed too powerful (and no it wasn't the lightning enchanted boss, although his physical hits were quite strong as well). Died about 3 times to this group before I finally secured my corpse. Then I easily finished off the survivors, who were nicely separated by my previous naked running.
The 4th death I don't really count: After finishing off the balrog boss pack I hit a nice loooooooooooooooooooooooooong 30 sec lag pause. Needless to say I heard my death splat 5 seconds before I saw it. (yes I was playing online)
This group proceeded to smack me around a couple more times, then I led them off down a nearby uncleared hallway (newbies, don't try this at home, I am a semi-trained mostly-crazy professional), so they were in an uncleared hallway with some Succubi and minotaur guys and well, I died real fast.
The lack of the extra 2 or 3 minions provided me with enough maneuvering room to get my corpse back and kill the ones still in the main chamber.
Couple early deaths to Baal due to lag-load. But once all his animations were finally loaded I made a huge comeback and he went down faster than I've ever seen him die. He must not have very good lightning resist.
And soon I shall venture back to what is known as "public land" and taunt people with my AWESOME PHYSICAL DAMAGE OF 6-39!! and then listen to their ridicueling comments. Then point out that I have a slvl 11 Holy Shock and have them laugh at me some more.
Twill be good fun.