Dreamdin Merc Question

gibsonSG

Diabloii.Net Member
Dreamdin Merc Question

I've got an A1 Cold Arrow Rogue for my mercenary that will eventually be using a 15%ED FAITH Great Bow and an ethereal FORTITUDE Archon Plate. I was wondering what would best fill her helmet slot to help her compliment my Dreamdin. Here's what has been suggested to me or what I have thought of and my thoughts...

DREAM Bone Visage (Ethereal)
- Has very interesting, quirky mods that would help a merc: life bonus (does +vit help a merc? how many life do they get per vit if it does work?), FHR, MF, resist all, CTC confuse (I think)

DELIRIUM Bone Visage (Ethereal)
- Again, has more interesting mods but of a different assortment: TONS of interesting CTC spells, +vit (again, how does this work on a merc?), MF, GF

VAMPIRE GAZE Grim Helm (Ethereal)
- Great melee mods: DR, LL, cold damage

ANDARIEL'S VISAGE Demonhead (Can't spawn ethereal right? - indestructable)
- SICK melee mods: IAS, LL, +str (for damage?), CTC poison nova (meh...), odd resist configuration

GIANT SKULL Bone Visage (Ethereal)
- Also great melee mods: CB, Knockback, +str, SOCKETS!!!! (what would be best in those for a merc? IAS/ED jewels?)


...it seems so hard to choose which would be decent for a rogue that's complementing a dreamdin. I suppose the dreamdin would do fine without the merc period (so I've heard...most have her just for the fanatacism), but I still gotta find her a pretty hat as long as she's gonna be killing stuff with me.
 

zalt

Diabloii.Net Member
Normally on i merc i always think life leech is a must have mod. Therefore my choice would have been the gaze. Even though your merc doing mostly cold dmg i think the fana aura will give her enough Phys dmg to leech of. The PDR on gaze is also really helpful. Thats my thoughts anyway

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gibsonSG

Diabloii.Net Member
zalt said:
Normally on i merc i always think life leech is a must have mod. Therefore my choice would have been the gaze. Even though your merc doing mostly cold dmg i think the fana aura will give her enough Phys dmg to leech of. The PDR on gaze is also really helpful. Thats my thoughts anyway

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...thanks for the insight. I think Andariel's Visage comes in a close second though in terms of melee mods. It's got the LL, no DR, but it's also got IAS. More IAS = more hits = more damage. Also, what is the formula for calculating damage for her arrows with the bonuses from Level 14 Fanatacism (271%) and the 300% ED bonus from Fortitude? I think I calculated it the wrong way because I got about 2k damage. You add the ED bonuses together right? So it would be (off the top of my head, max damage for my bow is like ~250):

250 * (2.71 + 3.00) = 1428

....and NOT:

(250 * 3.00) * 2.71 = 2033

....right? Either way - they're decent numbers.
 

GoFoh

Banned
I dont think + vit works on mercs, only +life.. Eth andy is great, maybe u should socket is with an 15ias/30p resist jewel.
 

zalt

Diabloii.Net Member
gibsonSG said:
...thanks for the insight. I think Andariel's Visage comes in a close second though in terms of melee mods. It's got the LL, no DR, but it's also got IAS. More IAS = more hits = more damage. Also, what is the formula for calculating damage for her arrows with the bonuses from Level 14 Fanatacism (271%) and the 300% ED bonus from Fortitude? I think I calculated it the wrong way because I got about 2k damage. You add the ED bonuses together right? So it would be (off the top of my head, max damage for my bow is like ~250):

250 * (2.71 + 3.00) = 1428

....and NOT:

(250 * 3.00) * 2.71 = 2033

....right? Either way - they're decent numbers.

You are doing the calculations in the right order but with the wrong numbers :wink3: And also you need to take into account your mercs dexterity:

Every point in dex= 1% extra ED on the weapons base dmg so:

Merc=around 200 dex + 330 ED + 15 ED cause its sup = 545 total ED on weapon. So the bow does in fact 335 max dmg.

Now add the ED from fana ( 271% ) and forti ( 300% ) to the bows max dmg:

271+300=571

6,71*335=2248 total physical dmg for the merc ( yes you take 6,71 and not 5,71 )

Anyway, good luck :wave:
 
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