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Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

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  1. ShoGuL

    ShoGuL IncGamers Member

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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 :)
     
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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...
     
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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.
     
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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?
     
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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.
     
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    Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

    So an eth CV insight is what i am looking for?
     
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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.
     
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    Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

    Alright.. thanks alot :)
     
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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
     
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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 ?
     
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    Re: Best merc equipment for a pure Light sorc?

    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...



     
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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).
     
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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?
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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