Most of my builds use act 2 cold merc so I thought Id try a rogue merc for a change. She'll be taking order from my bone necro so I would like to know what gear would be effective on her (I play non ladder).
Since I'm not rich at all, I pick them for mods I like/need rather than for raw damage. They're exellent even with very cheap gear.
A, imho, very useful and very cheap gear combo is Howltusk + Rattlecage + any bow, really (Riphook is nice - slow and open wounds). This kit gives great crowd control and the Crushing Blow and Open Wounds gives also gives her a bit of punch.
My current Act1 merc uses Rattlecage, Giant Skull and a Harmony runeworded bow which works extremely nice so far.
yeah thx, was hoping for some nice tips and not just faith/fort.
I think I will try with cb + ow. Atm shes wearing crow caw, gaze 'um' and wws. I might switch out gaze for guillaumes to give her cb and give her upped wws when she can handle it. Will the DS on guillaumes stack with wws?
If it's a sunmmoner I would definitely say Harmony. Vigor is awesome. Make your skele's FAST.
Or if you're rich Faith of course.
I have an ICE Shadow bow on my cold Act 1 Merc (With my zon). The HF aura means she never dies since they have a great aversion do direct confrontation and anything that gets close to here she runs away from. Plus I can trade bows with her (I use WF) if I run into PI's.
On a summoner though, I would still go Harmony overall, nothing like a Fast army.
I use an Act 1 cold merc on my storm-ranger and she seems to do pretty well. I gave her a Harmony Ward Bow, Guillaume's Helm(w/ 15 IAS jewel), and Griz Amor with 3 15IAS jewels in it. She does about 1.2K max damage a shot but fires sick fast and helps to keep baddies form sneaking up behind me when I'm busy with a group of monsters. Hopes it helped some.