Crushing Blow on a Merc

royalesse

Diabloii.Net Member
Crushing Blow on a Merc

Has anyone tried to max the Crushing Blow on a Merc? Upgraded Hone Sudan, with a Ber and whatever else you want and Guillaume's Face from the Orphan's call set and you got 100% Crushing Blow. Then you can slap on a Stone and get some mean FHR on the merc as well. My question is it worth it or is the Merc's Crushing Blow Nerfed in some way?
 

RTB

Diabloii.Net Member
That'd be one mean boss killer... and CB behaves exactly the same as if a player would have that much CB.
That merc + Fishymancer and you've got yourself a fast Baal runner :)
 

royalesse

Diabloii.Net Member
royalesse said:
forgive my ignorance... but what's a fishymancer?
Just read Nightfish's post... skelemancer... thnx... was thinking... You can slap on an upgraded Rattlecage and Stick the Ber(s) on a Tomb Reaver instead and then you might not even need the necro ;D.
 

nubikoen

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Excactly my setup for baal :)

Standard Fishymancer
Merc w. 60ias armor, gaze and hone sundan (3xshael)

Please note: The hone sundan is NOT upgraded, not even ethereal...!
Baal is down in less than a minute. :D
 

royalesse

Diabloii.Net Member
royalesse said:
Do you hit a merc Break point at 120 IAS?
Nope... you don't... here's the posted table... sorry don't know how to format it.


Settings
Character Mercenary - Act 2
Weapon Yari / Yari
Skill Jab
IAS---Frames per attack---Attacks per second
0%---8---3.1
9%---7.5---3.3
20%---7---3.5
37%---6.5---3.8
65%---6---4.1
105%---5.5---4.5
200%---5---5
 

sugnut

Diabloii.Net Member
im kindof confused
what exactly is crushing blow ive read alot about it in this forum

i tried doing it myself
the most i could find was a 5 socket phase blade with 35-60 damage
i dont see how this could kill baal
are the socketed weapons people using a lot stronger?

also i read Fishmacners guide and do most people just use this wep on switch or wear guilliums face and gore riders as well?
 

royalesse

Diabloii.Net Member
sugnut said:
im kindof confused
what exactly is crushing blow?
Here's the Arreat Summit page on it: http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/magic.shtml

It's towards the bottom the short of it is that it's a physical damage bonus that roughly equals 1/4th of whatever life is left of the monster who's face you're currently bashing in. The socketed weapons do junk damage but this bonus whittles down a boss really quickly. Then the minions or whatever else take over.

Since the bonus is rolled with every attack fast hitting weapons are preferred.
 
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