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Best polarms to put doom into for my merc

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  1. xlodtraderx

    xlodtraderx IncGamers Member

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    Best polarms to put doom into for my merc

    What are the best polearms that i should put doom into? I knmow they all should be etheral.....any ideas? Im looking for overall performance of speed and damage. All help is appreciated. Thnx
     
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    Brute[Force] IncGamers Member

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    Personally, I'd go with the Giant Thresher..Good minimum and max, Good speed. The Thresher and Great Poleaxes are good too, But it's all up to personal preferance.
     
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    xlodtraderx IncGamers Member

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    what about cryptic axe? Arnt those the best kind of polearms?
     
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    there is no 'best' it depends on what you are using it for, how much time you want to spend hunting for it, etc...

    but yeah, a cryptic axe would probably be a good choice...i don't know about it being the 'best' but since its max sockets is 5, it would be about 10X easier to get one then one of the 6 max socket weapons..

    speaking of which, i just found a superior eth cryptic axe...with FOUR sockets! man, i was PISSED (and still am). would have made doom and stuck it on a defiance merc.
     
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    Hmm

    Ahh, Let's see..Again, a personal preference, lets look at calculated eth stats and speed.
    Cryptic Axe - 220 max damage, 10 base speed
    Giant Thresher - 164 max damage, -10 base speed

    Now, the crypstic axe has more base damage and slower speed, While the giant thresher has lower base damage and higher speed..I mean, all together, It's up to you and what your merc would use better..i'd go with the thresher, Because since you'd be attacking faster you'd leech Hp back fast still and would be doing very good damage.
     
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    thats true...but deosnt doom add ias?
     
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    Yes it does, giving you an even higher framerate..What i'd look into is what framerate you'd hit with each ( if merc FPS is the same as character) and what you'd be more comfortable with and such..I'll find a chart and such in a bit.
     
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    thnx alot brute, u've been a great help! ^^
     
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    Alright, I may not have huge chart or anything since i can't exactly find a chart for merces and every chars base speed is different...I'll use a barb to give an example.

    Barbarian
    18 base frames for Polearm type class weapons.

    Cryptic Axe : 14 FPS with Doom
    Giant Thresher : 12 FPS with Doom

    Now, this is not accurate for Mercenaries but it does give a slight idea on how big of an FPS jump you'd get..5 FPS being highest in the game, 23 being the lowest.I hope this has helped you at least some in your quest to figure out which to use.
     
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    I've always been a big fan of the Thresher. Poor min damage but I like fast weapons. :)
     
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    Heh finding a ethereal giant thresher isn't that hard but it will always get 6 sockets from larzuk. Now, finding a 5 socket ethereal giant thresher is well........good luck :)
     
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    Kinda feel I have to make a little tribute :uhhuh:

    Act 2 hireling going DOOM (yeah):
    Cryptic Axe: 7 FPS (Next level needs 11 ias more)
    Great Poleaxe: 6.5 FPS (next level needs 20 ias more)
    Giant Thresher: 6 FPS (next level needs 30 ias more)

    Poleaxe and Thresher also has 1 more range then Cryptic. I was thinking Cryptic myself but now I'm not sure :D

    Hope this set things straight?
     
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    Thanks for getting the FPS correct, i couldnt find any FPS for mercies so i just kind of took a random explaination and went with it.
     
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