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Defiance or Holy Freeze?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by ImmortalChicken, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. ImmortalChicken

    ImmortalChicken IncGamers Member

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    Defiance or Holy Freeze?

    I've got 2 characters, a WhirlWind Barb and a Hammerdin. Im wondering which mercenary would be best for each of the 2 characters. Thnx.
     
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    kuza IncGamers Member

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    I like having a might merc for me WW barb. Not sure about the pally.
     
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    superdude0526 IncGamers Member

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    I have a clvl 79 Hammerdin and I use Holy Freeze merc. The nice slowing is grat for hammers
     
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    ya I got a lvl 86 hammerdin and I use HF merc. He slows everything down and with holy shield I have plenty of def as it is.
     
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    liquidicem IncGamers Member

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    I use a defiance merc with my hammerdin. It is nice because he can tank large groups of monsters without dieing. This allows them to be grouped closer together and I find that you can kill the pack a lot quicker.

    I also agree with the might merc for the WW barb. That helps tons.
     
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    use defiance, you can always add holy freeze later via the Doom runeword on a polearm ;)
     
  7. chubbypuppy

    chubbypuppy IncGamers Member

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    HF rocks...

    I almost always use a HF merc, because with over 50% slowing the merc takes over 50% less damage. The way I figure it is that I don't think the high def from Defiance will reduce the # of hits by as much.

    HF also adds some damage to the merc, and attracts monsters to it, allowing me to do my business.

    Another side benefit of HF is that it "lights up" all the monsters on the screen. Sometimes there are monsters sort of hidden in the corner or darkness, and HF hits them and they all turn blue :)
     

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