Help: Anoyed by merc dying (trapsin)

whathappen

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Help: Anoyed by merc dying (trapsin)

I made a lighting MF trapsin, clvl 75, hell act 1. Assi is fantastic and have collected quite a few goldy things. But I am really anoyed by how much the merc dies. Merc uses tal rasha head (10% life leach), duriel shell, and a 90-200+ polearm with amn (7% life leach). I'd say that is decent equipment. The merc is a HF merc and elemental resists are 65+. I keep spanning mind blast but still it dies frequently. I have also maxed SM and she ends up doing the tanking and quite well (yes I spawn MB). I read the guides and people suggest these mercs. I am tempted to get a act 1 rogue, I have decent bows. Any coments appreciated.
 

VoDoo_X

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whathappen said:
I made a lighting MF trapsin, clvl 75, hell act 1. Assi is fantastic and have collected quite a few goldy things. But I am really anoyed by how much the merc dies. Merc uses tal rasha head (10% life leach), duriel shell, and a 90-200+ polearm with amn (7% life leach). I'd say that is decent equipment. The merc is a HF merc and elemental resists are 65+. I keep spanning mind blast but still it dies frequently. I have also maxed SM and she ends up doing the tanking and quite well (yes I spawn MB). I read the guides and people suggest these mercs. I am tempted to get a act 1 rogue, I have decent bows. Any coments appreciated.
It makes a difference where your lvl'ing him. I mean if hes lvl 38 doing act 1 hell -.-. Try doing lower places. I usualy lvl all my merc in act 5 bloody runs nm.
 

whathappen

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Oh forgot to mention. He is lvl 75 just like the main char


VoDoo_X said:
It makes a difference where your lvl'ing him. I mean if hes lvl 38 doing act 1 hell -.-. Try doing lower places. I usualy lvl all my merc in act 5 bloody runs nm.
 

Naliworld

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Which monsters cause your Merc the most trouble?

Also, your Merc's polearm is a bit low in terms of damage. Your best bet right now would be the Reaper's Toll.
 

cowgoesmoo

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Naliworld said:
Which monsters cause your Merc the most trouble?

Also, your Merc's polearm is a bit low in terms of damage. Your best bet right now would be the Reaper's Toll.
Heh. My level 91 holy freeze merc uses a 60 damage woestave. Yeah I know the damage is sad, but hey, this thing has godly mods: slow monster by 50% PVM, open wounds, etc. He does around 500 damage with it and with the 35% crushing blow and 15% deadly strike from guillames face, he manages to kill things by himself in 8 players hell.

Anyway back to the topic. The only advice I could give you is to go slowly in order to avoid getting too many monsters on you since many bosses spawn in hell and many of those are sometimes fanatism/might/cursed and will kick your merc's sandy butt.

Happy gaming.
CowGoesMoo
 

whathappen

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You are right. I'll try to go slower and yes the problem are the boses that go i groups with more than 1 aura.

cowgoesmoo said:
Heh. My level 91 holy freeze merc uses a 60 damage woestave. Yeah I know the damage is sad, but hey, this thing has godly mods: slow monster by 50% PVM, open wounds, etc. He does around 500 damage with it and with the 35% crushing blow and 15% deadly strike from guillames face, he manages to kill things by himself in 8 players hell.

Anyway back to the topic. The only advice I could give you is to go slowly in order to avoid getting too many monsters on you since many bosses spawn in hell and many of those are sometimes fanatism/might/cursed and will kick your merc's sandy butt.

Happy gaming.
CowGoesMoo
 

Anidem

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Also fast recovery is verry valueable for mercs since the don't retreat and need to keep hitting to leech and stay alive. try keeping recovery above 34%.
 

Madmartagan2002

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Spikes

Are you depending only on your lighting traps? I found spaming lightning Spikes helps my merc alot. They actually do a decent amount of damage- not enought to kill but it weaks the whole pack surronding my merc and enables him to kill faster.
 

Anidem

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the best thing about shock web is that it doesn't count against your trap count. you can spam it at will.
 
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