Hammer Merc Help

Trionth

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Hammer Merc Help

Heres my merc setup

Eth Fortitude
Perfect Vampire Gaze
Insight

What I'm trying to decide is if he needs increased attack speed...

I have a Perfect Ethereal CV Insight, and a 14 meditation Giant Thresher.

Should I use the perfect and try to get more IAS by putting a Giant Skull socketed with 2 IAS (possibly life steal) jewels in it? (are those jewels possible to find?

OR

Should I put the faster (not as good) Insight on him?

I don't know how much the speed will matter, but I don't want to waste the HRs on the jewels (I assume they'd be expensive...)

Maybe I could socket the Vampire gaze with 1 IAS (if I really need the speed?) Could I even hit a breakpoint with IAS jewels?
 
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Trionth

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

Ooh, I've gotta get Andariel's Visage... I could socket it with an IAS for more IAS (it already has 20%) if I need more to hit a breakpoint. Gotta find someone to trade it to me within a week :\

I think that would be the best option. I still want you opinions! I don't know all the fancy math stuff and breakpoints and frames per attack and all the schtuff.
 

hubb

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

The meditation level really doesn't matter at all, it's the %ED and CS level you should be looking at. The CV and Giant Thresher are pretty close in terms of DPS (CV slightly ahead) so use the one with better stats. They'll both hit new breakpoints at 20 and 35 ias so you can socket the andy's with an ias jewel, although it might be better to put a ral in there.
 

Trionth

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

The meditation level really doesn't matter at all, it's the %ED and CS level you should be looking at. The CV and Giant Thresher are pretty close in terms of DPS (CV slightly ahead) so use the one with better stats. They'll both hit new breakpoints at 20 and 35 ias so you can socket the andy's with an ias jewel, although it might be better to put a ral in there.
Ral for more lifesteal? IT comes with 20% IAS so if that will hit a breakpoint then I will socket it with a Ral. The ethereal one is perfect, I was just wondering if its speed matters. My merc won't be hitting as fast as he does with the Giant Thresher, but he'll be doing more damage. I just want to make sure he is stealing enough life to keep him alive

More damage therefore more life stolen, but slower... (Perfect Eth Insight CV)
Less damage so less life stolen, but faster... (Giant Thrasher Insight)


 

hubb

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

Ral for fire resist. Not sure if you read my post you quoted :)p), but like I said both will hit a new breakpoint at 20 and 35 ias, and they're both similar in terms of DPS.
 

Trionth

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

:doh: Yeah... duh, I was thinking of Rals in weapons... forgot that it has -30 fire resistance. Definently socket it with a Ral if it will get the CV to a new breakpoint at 20 IAS.

Does CV at the new breakpoint (20IAS) = Giant Thresher at no increased IAS?

DPS = Damage per second?
 

minuses

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

eth ca or cv insight
bugged fort of any elite armor
andy's ral eth or non eth dont matter

And boom there is a nice hdin merc.
 

Trionth

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

eth ca or cv insight
bugged fort of any elite armor
andy's ral eth or non eth dont matter

And boom there is a nice hdin merc.
Thats what I got :D

Eth CV Perfect Insight
Eth Fort 3.8k def
Andy's Visage (ral)

I'm good to go dealing with wave 2 Baal minions :)


 

minuses

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

Thats what I got :D

Eth CV Perfect Insight
Eth Fort 3.8k def
Andy's Visage (ral)

I'm good to go dealing with wave 2 Baal minions :)
Use holy bolt for wave 2. That why I took my enigma off my hdin and put it on my summon necro. Now im using the necro but I think im going to stay on nl since I have pretty much everything I need. But who knows I might play ladder again.


 

Trionth

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Re: Hammer Merc Help

Use holy bolt for wave 2. That why I took my enigma off my hdin and put it on my summon necro. Now im using the necro but I think im going to stay on nl since I have pretty much everything I need. But who knows I might play ladder again.
You can't use Holy Bolt with Enigma? I don't understand why you took enigma off a hammerdin :D lol


 
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