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Best A5 Merc weapon

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Calizzar, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Calizzar

    Calizzar IncGamers Member

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    Best A5 Merc weapon

    What do you guys think is the best or most fun weapon for barb mercs to use on any character.

    eBotD CB

    Grief CB

    eth Last Wish CB

    eth Crescent Moon CB

    eth Eternity CB

    eth Hand of Justice CB

    eth Kingslayer CB

    eth Death CB

    eth Destruction CB

    Lawbringer CB

    eth Oath CB

    eth Pheonix CB

    eth Grandfather with 40/15

    eth Fury CB

    eth Silence CB

    eth Doombringer with 40/15

    Bul kathos CB
     
  2. PFS

    PFS IncGamers Member

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    Never used an Act 5 Merc, but if they can duel wield then 2xDoom for the HF Aura.

    Of course you could get an almost identical effect from an Act 2 NM Defensive Merc which comes with a free HF Aura and then give him an Infinity or Insight for casters or Reapers Toll or Pride or Obedience for Melee.
     
  3. Yossarian

    Yossarian IncGamers Member

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    Game set and match.

    That's all you need to know right there.

    Huge res and DR. He casts LT for you which frees your gear. Between 530-575 total ED and 200 of that goes to you too. Hits everything and massive CB to cut down bosses. Give him a Fort and chamed andys.
     
  4. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Act 5 mercs CAN'T dual wield or use a shield.

    On mine I have a rare sword with 350-800 or so damage with LL and ctc. When we hit the chaos sanctuary I use Lawbringer on him.
     
  5. Yossarian

    Yossarian IncGamers Member

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    Another thought.

    Eth Phoenix
    That redemption would make him hard to kill. Wear a glitched eth Trechery and Eth chamed vamp. 35 DR very fast, attack, poison damage. Might be good if you're a mage and sit back. Let him suck up the bodies.
     
  6. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    If it's a merc for a caster, I suggest to use a runeword with crushing blow, like Death. Add a little IAS by e.g. a Treachery armor which also provides ctc fade when struck, together with Andariel's Face with Ral, for leech and more IAS. In addition, Death can be used by PCs as well, as it's indestructible, in case you aren't satisfied with your merc.

    I'm not sure if an act 5 merc should have DR. If yes, get him a Vampire Gaze and Shaftstop, to be socketed with IAS jewels, as Death has no IAS at all.
     
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    ffejrxx IncGamers Member

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    i have a sorc with a5 merc lvl 89

    his current gear is a delerium, 2.2k e-fort, lwcb
    2.6-4.6k dmg, 4.3k def, 9.2k with chill, 1,950 life, and curses often

    makes a nice tank
     

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