*: reffering to auras from party members or by your own skillpoints.Aura When Equipped: Gives you, or your mercenary, an active aura of a certain level by just wearing the item. When carrying two items that give you the same kind of aura, they will stack and give you one higher level aura, instead of two lower ones. They do not stack with auras granted in any other way*; instead you will only receive the highest level aura, how two auras of the same level act is explained at the end of this post. A feature you might want to take notice of is that the act 2 mercenary who uses a â€œprayerâ€ aura will give you double healing when equipped with an insight polearm. The explanation is that the prayer aura will act as a synergy to the meditation aura from insight, baking the healing rate into that aura too wile still having prayer active.
1. Merc vs Player: The merc will override player
2. Player vs Player: The player who activated his/her aura last will override a previously activated aura.
3. Merc vs Merc: None overrides the other; instead they will keep their own aura.
These three simple laws apply for every situation. Aura when equiped, aura by skillpoint investment, who owns what merc, if the auras were activated while being outside of reach for eachother, or if the auras were activated while not partied are all irrelevant.
Yes, you will receive the benefit from both the Merc's original aura, as well as the Meditation aura on Insight.Lompo said:If I equip an Insight weapon on an Act2 merc., will the meditation aura of the weapon stack with natural merc. aura (and the same apply for any aura of the various runeword)?
The Replenish Life is a different issue entirely. If you equip Insight on a Prayer Merc, then you get a double bonus. The merc has Prayer active, giving you replenish life. Meditation (from Insight) has Prayer as a synergy, and when active will give you the replenish life from Prayer, too. This means that a Prayer Merc with Insight will offer DOUBLE the replenish of a Prayer merc alone.Hrus said:Yes, it stacks. You will get quite nice replenish life.
In the first scenario, the effective Thorns level will be 10- the higher level aura takes precedence.Quickdeath said:Since I'm slow, let me ask about a specific situation:
If my Merc has a Thorns aura of lvl 10 and my Pally uses a Thorns aura of level 5, then what is the effective Thorns aura level: 10? or 15?
If my merc has a Thorns aura, and my necro uses Iron Maiden the reflected damage effects do "stack" because IM is a curse on monsters, not an aura. Is that correct?