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best merc for a necro?

Discussion in 'Hardcore' started by veganNecro, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. veganNecro

    veganNecro IncGamers Member

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    best merc for a necro?

    anyone have suggestions for which merc I should hire as a skellimancer (using CE)? i'm just in normal right now, so if anyone has suggestions for a normal merc and then nightmare merc (if there's a better one avail in NM), that would be helpful. thanks!
     
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    PhatTrumpet IncGamers Member

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    Nightmare Act 2 Offensive (preferrably Waheed)

    Until then it doesn't really matter.
     
  3. veganNecro

    veganNecro IncGamers Member

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    sweet, thanks. any suggestions on what kind of gear to get him? I'm only on act3 in normal right now, so I've got a while to collect junk for him to wear.
     
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    Hp_Sauce IncGamers Member

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    What pt said.

    Might is right.

    Until then I'd go with Prayer, but thats just because I like prayer mercs.

    And as far as gear for him goes, the biggest things are. Life Leech, Crushing Blow, IAS, and Slow monsters.

    Life Leech is the most important for me, after that I like to see some IAS since it helps him Leech faster. For this reason Treachery is a seski merc armour. Others prefer the Damage Reduction from Shaft Stop.

    Don't forget to feed him the odd potion to keep him alive as his aura is muy important for your skelletons.

    -hps
     
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    McCain123 IncGamers Member

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    Might merc is best, but I prefer Crushing Blow as primary mod. If you make good use of Life Tap, life leech is not necessary at all, but to make your life easy, ll doesn´t hurt. :grin: CB is important, because bosses take ages to go down, if only you skellies do the job.
     
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    might merc, but I have to say instead of waheed you should go for Alhizar (spelling?). Al has been good to me over the years and I'm sure he won't let you down.
     
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    Alhizeer resents the fact that after all these years you still can't spell his name.
     
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    veganNecro IncGamers Member

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    great, thanks for the advice all.
     
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    AmpDamage IncGamers Member

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    Until you get to Nightmare, Normal Act 2 Combat merc rocks. Prayer is a godsend, I rarely have to recast my skeletons, unless facing a boss.
     
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    act 3 iron wolf with cold damage. ideally with lawbringer crystal sword

    -tai
     
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    I went through normal with a Defiance Merc and switched to Might in A2 (I just got there, actually). My guess is that Prayer is better earlier on and that eventually Defiance catches up to it and becomes better as you get closer to A2 NM.
     
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    Ironwill IncGamers Member

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    Me too! Me Too! heh

    I did the same thing as everyone else and went with a might merc with my old necro.

    But with my new necro I'm trying an act 1 merc equiped with an Edge Bow (the runeword, not the unique Edge bow) and I gotta tell you this thing is just beautiful.

    My 1st necro had like everyone else troubles with diablo in normal.

    This one with a rogue shooting arrows at insane high speed, decrep'ed (wand +2) and being basicaly paralysed by gumbly Big D could do nothing but kill himself on my thorn'ed up skellys-golem it was just magnificient. The Red-Lizard went down in a few seconds.

    "Lord Diablo, I bested you!"

    I'm gonna stick with my act 1 merc until late NM and see how I like it.
    So far I love it.

    Plus my merc's name is Wendy, that sound WAYYY more appealing than Waheed or Jarhizedwhatever. Can't argue with that!
     
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    MoUsE_WiZ IncGamers Member

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    Cold damage = shatter = less CE.
    At least my HF merc always pissed me the hell off with my first trapper.
     
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    Depends on how fast your ar moving thru the game, I usually get Prayer and stick with him if he stays near my level but if we are moving fast I will get a new one when I can......Fire or Light for a Skelly guy is better even though the Ice guy is a better guy it really screws you at times.
     
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    yeah, I tried a cold merc for a few minutes (I had used them before with other classes and loved them) but quickly realized that was never gonna work out. less CE and also no corpses to raise skellies with! and that just doesn't fly.
     
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    A1 merc with edge bow.

    Level 15 thorns aura on ur skells give 8x1 damage return.

    They rip in melee.
     

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