Act 2 Merc - Best Helm? (Not Andys...) So my zealot is up and running now (and man is he kicking ***, thanks to everyone that contributed to my earlier topic). I currently have an Act 2 might merc. He is using Reapers Toll (casts decrepify), Stone armour (4.5k def and v cheap until I get around to buying an eForti) and Tal Helm. I have my eye on a 15ed 5 sox Eth Thresher I have seen as I think making the 'Doom' runeword (Holy freeze) would make for a much more effective merc instead of using a Reapers Toll casting decrepify. The Doom Thresher would do quite a lot more damage (~200 average per hit) as well as having 45% IAS. This bring me onto the helm question, I used an IAS calculator, and with my lvl 27 fanactism the merc would ONLY need 44% IAS to hit the max 5 frame attack merc breakpoint. I dont think ive ever had a 5 frame attack merc but it sounds fun, and would go well with my 4 frame zeal. :thumbup: So in summary, if you need a helm for a merc when IAS ISNT NEEDED then what is the best choice? Tal Helm? Crown of Thieves (12%ll)? VampireGaze (8%ll and DR). Im leaning towards a good eth VampGaze, am I right in thinking it can also be upgraded? Thanks, Simmo. *Edit* To complicate things further, ive just remembered that decrepify also boosts the damage done to enemies, therefore making the extra dam of a 'Doom' weap much less significant. Does anybody have any thoughts on which is a more effective PvM set-up?