06/02/2012 10:40 AMYou need way more hp, but i'd farm the swamp area in A2 - guaranteed rare if you do the vendor quest
Posted by Crow
The concept that one needs "lots of HP" is flawed. Effective HP (EHP) is all that matters. Thus, stacking armor and resists from gear can actually provide more EHP than straight vitality. Additionally, Monk heals are more effective if their actual HP is lower with higher EHP, than the inverse, as the relative blood value is worth more per point healed when redux is higher.
Anyways. That being said..!
You are unlikely to find resist all gear in A1 and A2. A3 and A4 are where it's at.
If you're scared about moving into those difficulties, I'd farm the absolute last quests of A2 that you're able - sell gear you find, purchase resist all/resist modifier gear on the AH, and then move forward.
Most people have taken to "Goblin Farming" Inferno - which while quite effective is in my opinion the most boring thing a person can do on a video game.
So, if you can get to A3 and A4, I'd stick it out there.
I'd also suggest hitting level 60. The Valor Buff GREATLY increases boss drops and overall returns on risk, also the lvl 60 weapons will skyrocket your DPS and make everything oodles easier.