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Advice on merc weapon

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Vidaeus, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Vidaeus

    Vidaeus IncGamers Member

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    Advice on merc weapon

    I have an Act 2 Holy Freeze Merc, and I have two polearms that I'm having a bit of trouble deciding between:

    Hone Sundan
    Yari
    Two-Hand Damage: 100 to 204
    Durability: 28 of 28
    Required Strength: 101
    Required Level: 37
    Spear Class - Normal Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0xd28f8dd9
    +178% Enhanced Damage
    +20 to Minimum Damage
    +40 to Maximum Damage
    45% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Repairs 1 durability in 10 seconds
    Socketed (3: 0 used)

    Pierre Tombale Couant
    Partizan
    Two-Hand Damage: 120 to 258
    Durability: 45 of 65
    Required Dexterity: 67
    Required Strength: 113
    Required Level: 43
    Polearm Class - Slow Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x4ba47fb7
    +218% Enhanced Damage
    +187 to Attack Rating
    +12 to Minimum Damage
    +20 to Maximum Damage
    6% Mana stolen per hit
    +3 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    55% Deadly Strike

    I'm currently starting Hell Act 1 with a Meteorb sorc (lvl 70), and my merc is level 70. I was thinking of going the Hone Sundan for the crushing blow, but I'm not sure. Anyone have any suggestions of which I should use, and what I should socket into the Hone Sundan?
     
  2. Duy

    Duy IncGamers Member

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    definitely the yari, crushing blow is so useful in hell cuz monsters have such high hit points.

    the partizan doesnt have any useful mods for a merc besides the damage. the yari has 3 sockets anyways so you can add ed jewels if you feel that your merc isnt hitting hard enough.
     
  3. Crazy Runner Guy

    Crazy Runner Guy IncGamers Member

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    Hone Sundan hands down. CB is so good 45% can't be ignored.

    crg
     
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    Kremtok IncGamers Member

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    I also suggest the Hone Sudan, but you definetly need to put at least one 'Amn' rune into it to keep the merc alive. As for the other sockets, the idea of an Enhanced Damage jewel is a good one, and you may want to put a 'Shael' rune into it to bump the attack speed some. Can someone give breakpoints for this weapon?
     
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    Hone Sudan hands down.

    When considering socketing, always think of this:

    Leech
    Resists
    Damage

    My lvl 85 HF merc uses Tomb Reaver as his weapon of choice (IMO this should be standard). He also wears a shaftstop AND Vampire Gaze this way he has LL and PDR. It does work wonders.

    Also my Bowazon merc used Duriels and Gaze and is going fine.

    So if you can get the right armour (I suggest Shafstop/Gaze (socket with Um's for resists) then all you need to worry about is Damage.
     
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    Vidaeus IncGamers Member

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    Thanks for all your help guys! Now I just have to find something nice to socket into the Hone Sundan.
     
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    Milamber Banned

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    I have a couple of jewels I can send you, for the price of your email?

    30%ED and +2 Max Dam is one of them, if I remember correctly!
     
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    strijdje IncGamers Member

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    Hone Sudan, put 2 sheals and a amn rune in it and your merc will love you forever :D

    Good luck!
     
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    Vidaeus IncGamers Member

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    Hone Sundan is better

    I would put 2x Shael+Amn or 2x Amn+Shael to it...mercs need life leech quite desperately in 1.10. If you have the runes to upgrade it you don't need ED jewels, it will do very nice damage even without them
     
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    Zertez IncGamers Member

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    Recently I put a Kelpie Snare on my HF Merc for when I run bosses, Mephisto, Baal, Diablo, and it makes them almost to easy ;) With 75 percent slow, and Holy Freeze I think Diablo swung 3 times total.
     
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    Mule sent. Let me know when you receive it so I can delete the mule from my end.
     
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    Vidaeus IncGamers Member

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    OK, I've got it now. Once again, thanks!
     
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    i upgraded the hone sundan for my merc, almost breaks 500 damage, then i stuck 3 p.skulls in it to keep him alive... seems to work pretty well.

    the only thing is the high dex requirement on the ghost spear so to counteract that i gave him griswald's armor with 3 perfect emeralds in it.

    and the crushing blow is great too as everyone mentioned =-P
     
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    Warlock099 IncGamers Member

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    I figured this might be a good tread to ask in to keep the forum from a new topic :)

    I'm considering this one for my merc:

    Bonehew
    Ogre Axe
    Two-Hand Damage: 114 to 593
    Durability: 37 of 50
    Required Dexterity: 75
    Required Strength: 195
    Required Level: 64
    Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x98f901d4
    +309% Enhanced Damage
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    Prevent Monster Heal
    50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
    Level 14 Corpse Explosion (16/30 Charges)
    Socketed (2: 0 used)

    however he doesnt meet the str req for this one yet, would i be better off to socket one of his other armours with +str, or should I go with a Hel+Amn on this one?
     
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    I used a Bonehew or Hone Sundan until Reaper's Toll fell. I like this one a lot for my melee assassin. You may be able to give the Merc Duriels Shell, that will up his strength, there are some helms as that do this. I used a 4 p-amethyst armour for a bit.

    As for Tomb Reaver vs. Reaper's Toll, for Necro's Tomb Reaver wins, otherwise I like Reaper's Toll, although having those extra tanks may be just awesome. I'll tell you when I find one.
     
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    DevontheGnomey IncGamers Member

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    personally i have a million griswald's armor so thats what i use when i need to boost stats. it comes with +20 str and 3 sockets as well as only requring about 104 str, so that means with some gems it can be +50str and you can still have those free sockets
     

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