Barb merc vs Desert one

MasterMegatron

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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.
 

LorveN

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MasterMegatron said:
Which is better at surviving boss battles? My act2 desert merc with vampire gaze, shaftstop and bone hew dies too quick vs mephisto.
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.
 

Myrakh-2

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MasterMegatron said:
On a side note does hiring merc at lower levels give them better stats? Or is it all the same. Thanks.
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.
 

MasterMegatron

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Myrakh-2 said:
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.
Thanks alot didn't know this...kept making new games to get the lowest lvl merc and ended with a realm down :(
 

Leohappy

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Darknicrofia said:
the guide only says the DIFFICULTY you hire them makes a difference in their stats, the lvl does not matter...
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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