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Act 3 Tank merc

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by davew2040, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. davew2040

    davew2040 IncGamers Member

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    Act 3 Tank merc

    Anybody given due consideration to one of these guys? Maybe with a Stormshield, Guardian Angel, Crown of Ages? Generally speaking these guys fold pretty easily... but I personally have never tried really equipping one.
     
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    Ferrous IncGamers Member

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    The purposes they serve are generally too weak for serious consideration. The cold iron wolf is topped by the cold merc from act 2, since the cold merc can freeze a crowd at once a lot easier. The fire merc is too weak and can be replaced by the fire rogue from Act I if you really want the "fire" power. the lightning merc is simply...too weak. Get the recurring theme?
     
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    And since the act3 mercs use ranged attacks, it woudl be sort of hard for them to tank.
     
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    just sorta hard :p
     
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    act 3 mercs are wimps. they cower behind your back and cast spells weaker than skelly mages. lol

    I NEVER saw one stand up to a crowd. I don't think they ever use their weapon for melee.
     
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    I guess I'm basically just thinking in terms of their ability to use a shield.
     
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    From one of my beta test characters I have a level 93 Act 3 Lightning merc. For the record he does occasionally attack melee with his sword. Usually when he's on a suicide bender against Hell Meph :( I have him equipped with the following:

    Griffon's Eye Diadem (socketed with a perfect Lightning Rainbow Facet)
    Enigma Wire Fleece
    Crescent Moon Broad Sword
    Four Socket Monarch (socketed with 4 perfect Lightning Rainbow Facets)

    With this setup he has:

    -80% Enemy Lightning Resist
    +40% Lightning Skill Damage

    His damage is respectable, at least for his lightning. His charged bolts do noticeable damage, but rarely kill. With him, and Static Field, I can kill any monster in Hell. He can also survive reasonably well against normal/champion/minions, but I reallt have to watch him against Bosses.
     

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