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Best armor for my merc?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by DaveTheGreat, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. DaveTheGreat

    DaveTheGreat IncGamers Member

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    Best armor for my merc?

    I'm using an act 2 might merc for my bowazon, we're both level 89. Currently he's using

    Andy's visage
    Corpsemourn
    Insight CV

    I want to be able to do things without having to worry so much about him dieing, whats the best armor I could get for him? (and possibly a few cheaper options as well ;)
     
  2. Davio

    Davio IncGamers Member

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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    He needs a bugged armor, like Stone or Fortitude. However, good bugged runewords are expensive.

    A bugged armor is an ethereal armor socketed with the cube recipe (not Larzuk). The '50% ethereal defense bonus' is calculated again when socketing, so the armor gets an even higher base defense. With Stone you can hit 5000+ defense if you have a good base armor.

    Try getting a Shafstop maybe. It lacks resistances, but has 30% damage reduction.
     
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    DaveTheGreat IncGamers Member

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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    Hmm, Stone doesn't seem to require any hr's and might be something I could actually make.
     
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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    Fortitude is probably the best armor for your merc
     
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    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    Most of mine wear Duriels for the CBF. Bear in mind, Lo runes don't grow on tree's in SP. The realm availabilty of runes is higher. And differs between realms.
     
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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    Duriel's is very nice armor indeed. 15 strength, 20 all res (50 to cold), life/lvl and CBF. Every mod is very nice. My eth Duriel's is socketed with Ed/strength jewel, just make it even better :tongue:



     
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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    I think I could spare 1 hr on my merc, I just found a 545 def, 0s sacred armor is this worth anything? I'm not sure how this whole "bugging" thing works.

    Would my merc have better survivability with duriels vs corpsemourn?
     
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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    Bugging only works on ethereal non-superior non-socketed armors.

    Give him Duriel's. He basically needs 70+ res across the board, leech and some dmg reduction to have a chance.
     
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    Re: Best armor for my merc?

    I prefer Duress over Fortitude for mercs. Great mods, especially fhr, the most underlooked attribute on a act merc2.

    They have one of the slowest hit recovery of all the characters: same as sorcs, only act 3 mercs are slower. That's why they die so fast once swamped. They are struck in hit recovery without beeing able to leech back.

    Defense is always good but IMHO, the level of your merc has more effect on the chance he has to be hit.
     

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