What if its a merc, using a polearm?Superhal said:depends on skill and breakpoints. for most skills, however, you would only get a frame faster, so i would go with cb. however, if it is very very very VERY important 20 ias, then go with that, eg. zeal on pally with a thresher, ww, etc.
The merc is wearing:Hrus said:Maybe it would be better if you just write what is your merc gear and what are the available choices.
EDIT: And I think crushing blow is useless when your character is ubertwinked or when there are more players in the game. It's affected by physical resistances/immunities too.
But it is affected.HafidzMD said:AFAIK, CB is not affected by PI.
Note that Baal has 490K life, the Crushing blow on full HP Baal will deal 31K, on half HP Baal 15K and so on. It's quite nice damage, and CB has its use for Baal hunting.[email protected] Archive said:Crushing Blow reduces a target's life by a certain fraction:
Normal Monster hit with a melee weapon: 1/4
Normal Monster hit with a ranged weapon: 1/8
Boss/Champion Monster hit with a melee weapon: 1/8
Boss/Champion Monster hit with a ranged weapon: 1/16
Player/Hireling hit with a melee weapon: 1/10
Player/Hireling hit with a melee weapon: 1/20
2p = 1.5x HP and XP
3p = 2.0x HP and XP
4p = 2.5x HP and XP
5p = 3.0x HP and XP
6p = 3.5x HP and XP
7p = 4.0x HP and XP
8p = 4.5x HP and XP
Crushing Blow does not scale with the amount of players. In 1.10, the game first calculates the Crushing blow in relation to the target's current life and then divides the CB amount by the correlating number (See the Player's Table found on RTB's Post). E.g: 8 players would be 450%. So the damage would be divided by 4.5.
Crushing Blow is affected by Physical resistances, but only if that number is positive.
The % of Crushing Blow will be added from each item for 1 Crushing blow check.
Crushing Blow is actually applied Before the weapon damage done.
Andariel's Visage has IAS, +2 skills (works on mercs), 8-10%leech, 25-30 str and a max poison res bonus (very valuable versus Andariel). You just have to put a Ral or 30%fire res/something jewel into it to counter the penalty to fire resistance. Baal has a low leech efficiency, so your merc might need the additional leech to survive. Your merc already has 40% CB on his weapon and the triple strikes from jab might trigger it often enough.HafidzMD said:The merc is wearing:
The helm, can be replaced with andy helm. (20IAS)
Main purpose is to kill Baal.
If using Andy, he can do 10k dmg max, 18k if a pala is around. Guillame, he'll do around 9kdmg max, around 17k if pala is around w concentration.
Ive always used andy helm (socketed with 40ed jewel) doing baal runs (without baal). Survivability of the merc is not an issue even without the life leech. The only time hes having hard time is when IM is around.krischan said:Andariel's Visage has IAS, +2 skills (works on mercs), 8-10%leech, 25-30 str and a max poison res bonus (very valuable versus Andariel). You just have to put a Ral or 30%fire res/something jewel into it to counter the penalty to fire resistance. Baal has a low leech efficiency, so your merc might need the additional leech to survive. Your merc already has 40% CB on his weapon and the triple strikes from jab might trigger it often enough.
I suggest to try it out. If you can afford to give Fortitude to your merc, you can surely afford Andy's helm and dump/sell it if it doesn't work
I cast Bone Spear, minions (skeles) attacking, golem tanking and slowing.sangfagel said:I have a merc with 100% chance for cb (co-working with 2-ele sorc) and this guy is a really good killer. Imo cb merc is the only thing which can be better than ReaperÂ´s merc in some builds. Anyway itÂ´s much what depends on your main char. As said before - what is his function? You said "killing Baal"... Hmmm... And what your main char is supposed to do when your merc is fighing? ... Casting spells? Using melee attacs - physical? elemental? Range attacks? What kind?... Or just drinking potions?...