Jeremy†Chengsaid: I can't afford 5m per dart for dart ed1/2/3/ kills. Am I stuck doing story mode ed's?
I mean, if you have decent gear and you're willing to either do practice mode or pay Death's salary for a little while you could learn normal mode. You'll probably die a few times especially at ED3 (most people do) but if you're persistent enough and willing to actually learn the mechanics you'll get it eventually.
If you just want to get the dungeons done for the quest and you don't really care about loot that in all honesty probably won't offset the price of your supplies and deaths unless you get lucky, story mode is your best bet. The truth is you're the weak, and I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin'. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.