A questions about mercs and breakpoints.

tl998

Banned
A questions about mercs and breakpoints.

Are the bow breakpoints for a1 mercs and amazons the same? I found a calculator but I need the base speed (in units of frames plz) that an a1 merc would shoot a bow at. I'll factor inthe WSM and then the IAS with the calculator.


About the act1 merc: I want her to do lots of damage really quickly: What's better? Unupgraded Goldstrike, or Eaglehorn? For the rest of the gear I'm thinking Mavina's Diadem and either Twitchthroe or Crow Caw.
 

D1ce

Diabloii.Net Member
If you can afford to upgrade, then UPgrade WWS might be better than either. As Eagle is mainly good for damage only, while Goldstrike will make short work of demons and undead.
 

Snarlin Stef

Diabloii.Net Member
can you please direct me to the calculator?
im using act1 merc too with wind force keke... whats better windforce or WWS?

how much IAS i need to reach max frame rate with zon merc using WF?

thnx
stef
 

tl998

Banned
Don't have WWS, and don't have a PUL. No windforce either. It's either unupgraded Goldstrike or Eaglehorn. I've shaeled the eaglehorn, and it's only one frame slower than the Goldstrike if an amazon uses the bow. I need merc breaskpoints tho.
 

JoJeck

Diabloii.Net Member
Here is the table for an Act 1 Merc from the German website for a Gothic bow. The numbers are IAS , Frames per shot, and Shots per second. So a Goldstrike will get to 12 frame per shot on its own and if you wear Mavina's Diadem as well down to 11 frames.

0 % 17 1.4​
5 % 16 1.5​
11 % 15 1.6​
22 % 14 1.7​
34 % 13 1.9​
50 % 12 2​
78 % 11 2.2​
120% 10 2.5​
215 % 9 2.7​


The Eaglehorn uses the same table being a [10] speed bow as well and will be quite a bit slower.
 

tl998

Banned
So I should dump my twichthroe and just use the Shaeled Eagle along with the mav's diadem to hit the 12 frame breakpoint eh (exactly 50). I can give my merc the Mavina armor, to get the +1 skills partial bonus.
 

Broncobiv2

Diabloii.Net Member
As far as I know, breakpoints haven't changed for mercs. I mean, haven't actual player IAS breakpoints been the same throughout every patch? I don't remember those ever being different.
 

tl998

Banned
I punched in some numbers in a calculator, entering the base speed manually, and I'm getting different results after the first few frames. I guess merc just works differently than players.
 
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