Best merc for a 1 pt smiter, zeal/fanant pally?

WoundedDuck

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Best merc for a 1 pt smiter, zeal/fanant pally?

I made this guy mostly to try to run uber tristram, but I'd like him to be able to do other stuff too....what's the best merc for the job? Thanks
 

ProfessionalBerg

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Re: Best merc for a 1 pt smiter, zeal/fanant pally?

None. Mercs will just mess up your life. They are stupid (will lure out all 3 bosses at once), and die very quickly.

But in normal game, you have 2 options:

1. A Holy Freeze merc, for crowd control. Equip him with Fort, Andy face and Obedience/Kelpie Snare/Upped Eth Hone Sundan.

2. A Rogue equipped with a Harmony or something like that. It adds a (miniscule) amount of elemental damage, and provides you with a nice Vigor aura.
 

WoundedDuck

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Re: Best merc for a 1 pt smiter, zeal/fanant pally?

thanks for the help

*one more question though...if I was to get a rogue, which one would be best? I was thinking cold but I don't know
 

ProfessionalBerg

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Re: Best merc for a 1 pt smiter, zeal/fanant pally?

Cold one is excellent for crowd control. Don't expect them to be the killers, so make them useful elsewhere.
 

SnickerSnack

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Re: Best merc for a 1 pt smiter, zeal/fanant pally?

My zealer has an act one cold merc with

Harmony Great Bow
Treachery Dusk Shroud (the same one I use for prebuff)
Rockstopper.

With this setup, she has max res and 11 frame attacks IIRC. Her damage is small compared to my ~40k per second main attack, but it is comparable to my switch damage - gimmershred, tiamat. All told, she probably (I haven't crunched all the numbers) does 2k per second (mostly elemental). She kills hell packs by herself and really speeds things up when I come up against OKs and PIs.

I recommend giving that a try.
 

BigManZZZ

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Re: Best merc for a 1 pt smiter, zeal/fanant pally?

If I am trying to build a hammering pally (West/Ladder) what is my best Merc.. Act 5 Merc uses what weapon? LVL 74 Pally (NM)...

WHen do I Kill Baal in NM.... and go to HELL.... Thanks in advance
 
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