Act 3 mercs I am building a barbarian thrower and will probably acquire an act 2 might merc as is advised by the guide in the barbarian forum. But until then I am using an act 3 cold merc and got to thinking about something - the best equipment for one of them. It just so happens that I have an ethereal culwins and feel that might make for a good weapon. I don't really understand how the amount of damage the merc does is calculated but the sword does have that extra + skill. I also have an ethereal mosers shield. With the right armor and a mosers the merc would probably have maxed resists and the blocking is high, but the defense is over twice the normal mosers. My thinking is it would be a good shield for the merc. I don't have an opinion as to what helmet or armor to use but after writing all this down I got to wondering what is the best possible equipment for one of these guys? And how is the damage they produce calculated? Thanks in advance for your replies.