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Act3 merc won't equip sword!

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  1. Howitzer Al

    Howitzer Al IncGamers Member

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    Act3 merc won't equip sword!

    Hi everyone,

    I have a level 73-or-so Act 3 cold merc that I tried to equip with a Hand of Justice Dacian Falx, but he says he can't use it :scratch:
    He meets the level, strength, and dexterity requirements listed in the weapon's hover information. Anyone have a clue as to what's up?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jiansonz

    jiansonz IncGamers Member

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    A Dacian Falx is two-handed. Act 3 mercs can only use one-handed sword (+ shield).
     
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    What jiansonz said. They can only equip one-handed swords, but they can also equip a shield, which is a plus.
     
  4. farting bob

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    branchign off a bit, but my act 1 merc cant wear soem armour, even thoguh she has all the req's even when naked. whats up there?
     
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    jiansonz IncGamers Member

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    This sounds odd. Can you give some more details?
     
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    farting bob Banned

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    it was ages ago, but i believe it was a heavy armour of some kind (it seemed to be the only explantion) and she was lvl 20ish or so at the time.
     
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    XaviarGangrel IncGamers Member

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    As far as I know, Act 1 mercs can only wear light armours
     
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    Howitzer Al

    Just to start...this is not a flame. Just an observation. On reading your post I have to ask. How long have you been playing? I've been playing for some years now and have never found the lofty runes you have found to make a any decent runeword let alone HoJ. You should know by now that an Act III merc can only handle a one handed weapon.

    BTW...to place those godly runes in a Dacian Falx is a huge waste to me.

    Seeing as you did and you want to equip that item on a merc. I suggest you go with an Act 5 merc. You can find him in act 5 horagath. Talk to Qual Kek next to Decard cain. You have to complete the first quest though. Just so you know.
     
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    @DPMI_Masher: He might not necessarily know that an Act III merc can only handle one handers... I mean, how many people have ever actually hired one anyway? ;)

    I don't even know what runes are required for HoJ, but I'm guessing I don't even come close either :p
     
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    well, a cham is needed, so you have to be very fortunte or unemplyed to get one.
    edit: read his 'hello world' thread he made before this 1.
     
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    I have chainmail on mine before venturing into act 2 norm. I thought that was considered heavy armor.
     
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    thought act1 mercs could equip all kinds of armor as long as they meet the reqs for it
     
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    @TrenShadow - as this thread is in the Single Player forum - it is technically possible to bend the rules in Single Player at your own discretion to get the runes (which most people consider cheating - however in Single player who's to know or be hurt by it?)

    I think there are some one-handed weapons (long swords?) that can have four sockets. Try finding one and pop your runes in that.

    Could an act 5 merc carry a 2-handed sword? (I've never ever had an act 5 merc and would have to look it up)

    (BTW I don't condone any sort of cheating, especially if it affects other players, but in this case it doesn't really matter too much to us where the runes came from)
     
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    @Farting Bob: I've had an Act 1 merc in Full Plate before, so I am perplexed as to why your merc didn't accept hers... ungrateful merc :grrr:
     
  16. Howitzer Al

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    Hi DMPI_Masher,

    See my intro thread at:
    http://forums.rpgforums.net/showthread.php?t=147259
    That'll answer some of your questions. Don't worry--I won't be trading anything. The most I might do is ask for one of the giveaways that nobody else wants.
    I actually didn't know that the sword had to be 1H--that's explains it. I'd tried equipping the merc with only the sword and no shield and that didn't work either, so I was stumped. Didn't realize that he can't use 2H swords at all, shield or no.

    Thanks for the info folks! :thanks:
     
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    Howitzer Al IncGamers Member

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    HoJ needs Sur, Cham, Amn, Lo. Very hard to get legitimately.
     
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    Yep. One- or two-handed. They use the one-handed damage (the one that gets displayed only for barbarians).
     
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    Yes, I've been cubing up to get the runes for a HoJ for my magazon and its been three mths! Anyway, I personally think its not surprising people don't know which weapon an act 3/5 merc uses since most pple use act II mercs anyway.

    It is a huge waste to put the runes in a dacian flax though :lol:

    Btw, I didn't know barb mercs used the 1-H damage for 2H swords. Just shows there's more to learn abt D2 everyday :spy:
     
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    yep, my ww druid has his merc wearing that unique normal armour with crushing blow. rattlecage, if i'm not mistaken. she's a cold act1 merc.
     

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