Duress vs. Gloom vs. Stone For my current build, I'm thinking about a new armour for my merc. I want him to tank, he should have high defense as well as good resists, he's the defiance variant at level 68 now. Looking through the runewords (vanilla, no ladder only ones), these three look fine. Duress has the lowest ED (150-200), but has 15% res all, 30% cold res, and 15% CB which is always useful. CBF and FHR also help a merc. Gloom has better ED (200-260) and better res all (45%), but the other mods aren't that useful. Stone has the highest ED (250-290), very high FHR, but only 15% res all. Charges are worthless on a merc. Now, which one should I use, or is there something else I should do? And in what kind of armour? Runes up to IST are available.