Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

EternalEpoch

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Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

Hi,

I was wondering if the Crescent Moon runeword would be any good for my act 2 merc?

This is for my Lightning Javazon so I thought the -35% to enemy lightning resist could be really useful as would the 20% chance to cast static field on striking.

The problem is I only just started playing again recently (used to play ~5 years ago) so I have no other decent items to give my merc, I think this might result in him getting killed VERY quickly on Hell making the weapon pointless.

So would I be better off using the UM rune required in another way (perhaps trading for better equip for my Javazon)?


Thanks,
Chris
 

NotIIGood

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

The cresent moon wont have any effect on your damage if your merc is using it.
So i'd probaly save it.:grin:
 

Anthraquinone

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Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

BTW, it's only 7% ctc lvl 13 static field on striking. I've tried that on a merc and it's not really worth the investment. It simply doesn't trigger often enough even in a fast weapon (Thresher) with a bunch of ias (75+).
There are a few lightning sorcs that use crescent moon swords themselves for the -resist but that's about it.

-AnQ
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

Insight (for mercs of casters, it's extremely useful at low levels - make an extra one in e.g. an eth bill) or Obedience (big damage+CB) are those act 2 merc wepaons with the greatest effectiveness/cost ratio IMO. Getting Obedience shouldn't be a big problem on NL as well.
 

EternalEpoch

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Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

Would Obedience be easy to get on ladder (bearing in mind I started playing about 3 weeks ago and have nothing but an UM rune and pgems atm!)?
 
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stephan

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Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

Crescent Moon PB is also pretty decent kicker weapon.
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

Would Obedience be easy to get on ladder (bearing in mind I started playing about 3 weeks ago and have nothing but an UM rune and pgems atm!)?
Obedience=Hel+Ko+Thul+Eth+Fal+polearm. The runes cost 10-15 pgems and for Um, an ethereal thresher or cryptic axe on top of that should be possible as well.



 

EternalEpoch

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Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

Obedience=Hel+Ko+Thul+Eth+Fal+polearm. The runes cost 10-15 pgems and for Um, an ethereal thresher or cryptic axe on top of that should be possible as well.
Since I have no good armour to equip on him (he's using Venom Ward and Hwanin's Splendor atm), I'm wondering if it'll be better to use the Um rune to get myself some decent (well better) equipment?


Now I'm using Titans, Rhyme runeword shield, Stealskull helm, Stealth runeword armour, The Mahim-Oak Curio amu, couple rare leech rings, rare gloves (+1 javalin skills) and Vidala's boots.


 

carnivore

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Re: Crescent Moon runeword worth it?

you could take a look at the stone or duress rune word. the first is always a good option for your merc, especially in an ethereal elite armor, the second would be either for you or your merc.

Stone
4 Socket Body Armor
Shael + Um + Pul + Lum

+60% Faster Hit Recovery
+250-290% Enhanced Defense (varies)
+300 Defense Vs. Missile
+16 To Strength
+16 To Vitality
+10 To Energy
All Resistances +15
Level 16 Molten Boulder (80 Charges)
Level 16 Clay Golem (16 Charges)
Duress
3 Socket Body Armor
Shael + Um + Thul

+40% Faster Hit Recovery
+10-20% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Adds 37-133 Cold Damage 2 sec. Duration (Normal)
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
33% Chance of Open Wounds
+150-200% Enhanced Defense (varies)
-20% Slower Stamina Drain
Cold Resist +45%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
 
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