Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

ShoGuL

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Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

Hi all.. I've recently made a new light sorc and went for a build where I hold the "stick" myself; which means that my merc is free to do pretty much whatever he wants :)

When going for the best possible equipment.. what should I take?

So far, I am assuming an andyface for the head and a DS fortitude for chest.

My biggest concern is the type of merc and the weapon..

Is it worth it to go Doom and then take a might or defiance merc?

Or is another weapon better, and then taking a holy freeze merc?

Thanks :)
 

ProfessionalBerg

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

'Insight' Polearm. Make 2: 1 low damage for CS and Nihlathak, 1 high damage for everything else.

'Fortitude' high-defense armor.

Andariel's Visage or Vampire Gaze.

Trust me, you will need the Insight's Meditation...
 

Jugz

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

I use a shaftstop, and vamp gaze on my merc, and the reapers toll. Im meteorb however, i would imagine if your lightning you would go with an infinity.
 

ShoGuL

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

I'm wearing the "infinity" stick myself :)

As for insight... would doom with a prayer merc be a possibility?
 

ProfessionalBerg

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

Lightning sorceresses are very mana hungry. And since you use Infinity, and no Spirit, you will be lacking in mana. So, you need regen.
 

ShoGuL

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

So an eth CV insight is what i am looking for?
 

ProfessionalBerg

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

Actually, Thresher or Great Polearm are better, they are faster. However, they are more expensive.
 

DiabloLikesMMA

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

and they are not as heavy. 200 for ecv is a lot even if its eth. but yes, for sure Insight cause lightning hogs the mana
 

bigdinosaur

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

what if you're nonladder ? what equips should it be and which merc ?
 

DH Amazon

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

what if you're nonladder ? what equips should it be and which merc ?
Reaper's Toll (norm or eth). Blackhorn's Face(ench+poison jool) and Duress (or *) armor works. And pick your favorite aura (might, holy freeze, defiance), all works.

*)Treachery, Shaftstop, Duriel's shell, Tal, Gladiator's Bane etc...



 

Galiphile

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

I don't really buy the need for Insight - I use an Infinity HF merc, and I only have about 10 warmth (1 pt, and +skill items). The only time I pot is mana burn or heavy hits (I do use mana shield, it's worth the point).
 

Elusien

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

I currently also have a pure lightning sorc, i was actually tossing up between an Infinity or Insight.

If insight, what to do about the LI's?
 

Stryfe

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

If you're gonna make a pure lightning sorc then you pretty much need an Infinity, otherwise you'll hit a lot of immunes in hell.

Sure, you can work around it (letting merc kill them or teleing away) but it's a real bother.
 

SeCKSEgai

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

Pure lightning infinity wins hands down - You will use far less attacks thus less mana to kill monsters thus no longer needing the boost in mana regen.
 

Elusien

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Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

Aight sweet, thanks for the feedback.
I might make an insight for my bone necro then.
 
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