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Barb merc vs Desert one

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by MasterMegatron, May 28, 2005.

  1. MasterMegatron

    MasterMegatron Diabloii.Net Member

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    Barb merc vs Desert one

    Which is better at surviving boss battles? My act2 desert merc with vampire gaze, shaftstop and bone hew dies too quick vs mephisto.
     
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    Get a wand with lifetap charges...
     
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    MasterMegatron Diabloii.Net Member

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    On a side note does hiring merc at lower levels give them better stats? Or is it all the same. Thanks.
     
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    Leohappy Diabloii.Net Member

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    Check themercenary guide.

    In short, the answer is yes.
     
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    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    I'd say desert mercs are overall better. They can hit stronger (with auras and high-damage pikeweapons), and combined with lifeleech/lifetap you are set :)
    The barbs can get higher life and better resists and defense, but the auras usually help more.
     
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    Myrakh-2 Diabloii.Net Member

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    The *clvl* of the merc doesn't matter, but if you have the choice, get the merc from lower *difficulty* levels (i.e. get A1/A3/A5 mercs from normal, and get the A2 mercs from normal instead of hell. If you want the nightmare auras you don't have a choice here).

    However, as long as they are from the same difficulty, the level they are hired at doesn't matter.
     
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    MasterMegatron Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks alot didn't know this...kept making new games to get the lowest lvl merc and ended with a realm down :(
     
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    Darknicrofia Diabloii.Net Member

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    the guide only says the DIFFICULTY you hire them makes a difference in their stats, the lvl does not matter...
     
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    Lower level mercs can only be bought at lower difficulty :rolleyes:. Just to clarify once more, mercs on normal difficulty will have better stats than those hired in nm or hell.

    Nightmare act2 mercs are an exception, since they have different auras.
     

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