Fishy Merc advice..

HuD

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Fishy Merc advice..

Heya

So I've picked up a few options for my might merc and I'm just wondering what the best combo for him would be..

He's currently using an Obedience rw in a non eth Giant Thresher, Arkaine's valor armor, and Tal Rasha's helm for the LL.

Now I recently found a 2os Tomb Reaver, and a 2os ETH Bonehew (damage is just retarded - up around 850). Pretty sure either of these with the right rune combos would up his damage..

As far as other gear goes, I don't have much to work with.. Think I have Guillame's Face somewhere, which would be even moar dmg but he still needs leech from somewhere.. Armors are very limited, still havent found a Shaftstop (sigh). I do have a 3os Black Hades Chaos armor which I could socket to fill in the gaps..

What do you guys reckon?
 

GIJoeWWW

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

I use this combo with my merc:

andy's (+2 skills, life leech)
aroic needle (+4 skills, DS, ITD)
arkaine's (+2 skills, +vitality, faster hit recovery)

The +skills add to the might aura which is a big boost to skeletons. It would be even better if I could afford ethereal versions of the above.
 

HuD

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

Hmm yes I see the logic and in the past I would have agreed 100%.

Thing is, all I do with my fishy is MF, and with MF gear on, I only have +3 to skills, so I dont have an uber amount of uber strong summons running around, and as far as I can tell, the only purpose they serve is being the meatwall. I havent found a decent switch combo to prebuff summons and I'm using Puzzler for tele'ing anyway. My merc seems to do the only damage that matters ie. getting the 1st corpse or CB against bosses. So I'm wondering if its worth going for the +skills as opposed to making him super strong..
 

HuggaBear

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

Agreed, mine used (IIRC, on single player now) andys for the ll, fortitude? (4 rune word armour with massive enhanced damage) for the damage and insight cryptic axe (I had eni and it's nice for parties). If you dont want eni or wont have it for a while then a high damage is all you really need, ideal mods are ll and CB. Wish I could help more but I've barely played recently and then untwinked SP.
 

HuD

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

"eni" being ...?

Fortitude! Forgot about that, and I just picked up a Lo today, so I can make it! :D Thanks for reminding me :p
 

HuD

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

KK

Well, I'm finding it tiresome switching out a CB weap for baal so I think I'll just socket my Guillame's and stick an amn in it. That way I have everything I need.

Thanks all :worship:
 

chenw

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

Sticking an Amn in Guillame's face is a bad idea, since Amn's effect of LL is only in weapons, in helms its 'Attacker takes 14 damage'.
 

jread

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

My setup:

Eth Infinity Cryptic Axe
Chains of Honor Archon Plate
Guillaume's Helm socketed with an IAS/ED jewel

It's the absolute best setup I've used and I've tried everything (Eth Fort, etc.)
 

HuD

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

Yea Infinity's an idea.. Would help against those pesky phys immunes that amp doesn't break. Those are few and far between though.. Will have to test it out when I find the mats for it.
 

runesteel

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Re: Fishy Merc advice..

Again I'm going to recommend EBOTD, Fort, and Guillames. Way higher damage than Infinity setup, and assuming you amp, your CE is more than powerful enough not to miss conviction much. Meanwhile your merc will literally rip through hell mobs as though they were normal diff.

Compare the runewords, keeping in mind that EBOTD goes with guillames vs. Andy's with Infinity. Other than superior base damage, see how close the mods actually are ...
 
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