I'm in Act 2 Sewers with my freshly-levelled 21 lvl sorc. Playing at p8. Merc is so strong that he can kill anything alone (thx for that rare etherical scythe Andariel ). Just got my first set and unique item at this char. They haven't dropped from monsters. They dropped one after another from poppables. Lol. Items: nearly perfect Isenhart's Horn (25 def instead of 26 max def possible on it) and a non-perfect Crushflange (unique Mace, not enough ED% for max dmg possible). I might give the helmet for my merc. Better that the skullcap with some extra resists.