a2 merc ideas

chaka

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a2 merc ideas

i found an eth bonehew last night! woot. But anyway. I'm was just looking for ideas on how to equip this a2 merc. What i'm putting on him currently is:

Eth Bonehew- I put 2 nice ED jewels in it
Leviathan- I want to put a socket in it. Any ideas?
Gaze- Its a 17% with 6% Life Leech. I'm gonna socket this too- any ideas?

Any other suggestions on how to equip an a2 merc?
 

A_S_G

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chaka said:
i found an eth bonehew last night! woot. But anyway. I'm was just looking for ideas on how to equip this a2 merc. What i'm putting on him currently is:

Eth Bonehew- I put 2 nice ED jewels in it
Leviathan- I want to put a socket in it. Any ideas?
Gaze- Its a 17% with 6% Life Leech. I'm gonna socket this too- any ideas?

Any other suggestions on how to equip an a2 merc?
My act 2 merc uses Delerium/eth shaft/Cruel war pike
 

Diab

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It would've helped your merc more if you had put in 2 amn runes in the bonehew, or an amn rune and a shael rune.

For the Leviathan, I'd recommend a PRuby, a Pul rune, an ed jewel, or an ias jewel (or an ed/ias jewel).

For the Gaze, I'd recommend any of the above, except a Pul rune (really won't do much there).

Just remember, the more life leech% your merc has, the more of a chance he has to survive. And the more damage he has, the more life he leeches.
 

batmann

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Ferrous said:
Whoa, so does your merc turn into a little bone-headed demon from time to time???

My merc has delirium, and yes, he turns into the little bone dude from time to time.
 

Diab

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batmann said:
My merc has delirium, and yes, he turns into the little bone dude from time to time.
Just curious, about how long does the bone fetish thing last on your merc? And is it a huge nuisance when he turns into it? I mean, can he still survive and keep himself alive?
 

Nimrod

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I use this helmet on my merc as well and on my barb. Your merc still hits while in bone form with all the weapon characteristics he normally has so yes he does quite well in this form. It can last a minute or 2 seconds if a mob hits him again and triggers it again reverting him back.
 

chaka

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Diabolico x64 said:
It would've helped your merc more if you had put in 2 amn runes in the bonehew, or an amn rune and a shael rune.

That's exactly what i did until i entered a game last night where someone told me putting amn's in the bonehew was a big mistake. The logic behind his argument was that I should use a helm and armor to get life leech. I used a Hel rune and a portal scroll and un-did the dual amn.

As for the Pruby in Levi... I don't agree with that move. Whats that give? Like 38 life? Seems like chump change to waste a socket on.
 

Diab

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chaka said:
As for the Pruby in Levi... I don't agree with that move. Whats that give? Like 38 life? Seems like chump change to waste a socket on.
Well, considering that the only things that can save act2 mercs are life, defense, resists, and life leech, not including auras and help from players, it depends on what you want your merc to have, life, defense, life leech, or resists.

Of coarse, a PRuby wouldn't be my first choice either, but if you don't have a Pul or an ed and/or ias jewel, go with a PRuby; it's the next best thing. Besides, you look like you have hel runes to spare for when you want to socket something else in.
 

chaka

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Diabolico x64 said:
Well, considering that the only things that can save act2 mercs are life, defense, resists, and life leech, not including auras and help from players, it depends on what you want your merc to have, life, defense, life leech, or resists.

Of coarse, a PRuby wouldn't be my first choice either, but if you don't have a Pul or an ed and/or ias jewel, go with a PRuby; it's the next best thing. Besides, you look like you have hel runes to spare for when you want to socket something else in.

Good point. I can try it out and see how I like it and always change it later.
 

Diab

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chaka said:
Also, is upgrading the Vamp Gaze to elite a good or bad idea?
Without doing any calculations, I don't think it would give you too much defense. So, I wouldn't recommend wasting a Lem rune and a Ko on it.
 
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