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Holy freeze merc?

Discussion in 'Newcomer Forum' started by Tornadoo, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Tornadoo

    Tornadoo Diabloii.Net Member

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    Holy freeze merc?

    I hired a ActII merc, and it wass Blessed aim, so i tried again, and again, and again... How do u get a holy freeze merc? im noob, i know :p
     
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    sheepe2004 Diabloii.Net Member

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    it has too be in nightmare difficulty and i think its the defensive one.
     
  3. GIR

    GIR Banned

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    Yeah, it's a Defensive Merc in Nightmare difficulty you have to hire. Right now you've been hiring Normal Offensive ones.
     
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    gorash Diabloii.Net Member

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    lol nooooo
    i screwed up too........
    i hired a nm offensive one and he had some other aura on i had no clue what it was, (maybe holy fire?)
    he died a lot due to me not having any gear for him :confused:
     
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    cotton Diabloii.Net Member

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    No worries. Go back to NM Act II and hire the defensive one. You can resurrect or rehire mercs an unlimited number of times so long as you have the gold. The only penalty for hiring a new one is that you might have to level him up to catch up to you. There is no penalty for resurrecting him.
     
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    gorash Diabloii.Net Member

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    lol yup, well its not a problem due to me just starting nm act 2 with a lvl 40 javazon and i dont usually use mercs, just thought it would be interesting so i tried one yesterday and it died many times cuz no gear and my money basically ran out so time to join some more cow games and hoepfully i can get some more gold
    btw what is the best way to lvl up a merc as when u hire him at the start of act 2 nm?
     
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    BlahBlahAsia Diabloii.Net Member

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    If you could aford it, you could get any act 3 merc and equip it with Doom. You'll need a 5 socket polearm, Hel, Ohm, Um, Lo and cham rune tho.
     
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    rubberband shooter Diabloii.Net Member

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    Act 3 merc cannot equip a polearm, or any other Doom weapons(axe and hammers) for that matter. If you want to use Doom, use it on a act 2 nm offensive merc(might aura).
     
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    BlahBlahAsia Diabloii.Net Member

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    My Mistake, sorry i meant act 2. Yes you have to get the Defence merc.
     
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    why not use it on Holy freeze merc?

    I for one are using a holy freeze merc equipped with eth doom rw, with my concentration he does well over 10k damage.
     
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    sheepe2004 Diabloii.Net Member

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    because instead of using doom you could use something like obediance or botd for much more damage. Or using a different aura on the merc.

    I dont think the holy freeze aura from the doom will do anything at all, either that or only one of the auras will be active swapping every few seconds.
     
  12. ArchAngel Tiberrius

    ArchAngel Tiberrius Banned

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    Having Doom on a HF merc is a complete waste in my opinion.

    Doom is an exceptional weapon if you can afford it.

    I believe it is much more 'useful' on something like a Might merc. And the HF isn't there really for the damage, it's there for the Slow.

    Fanatical Zealot + Exile (Defiance) + Might Merc + Doom (Holy Freeze).

    You're using Concentration, so one would assume you're using a Hammerdin. You're probably better with a Might merc using the Doom. However, each to their own.
     
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    sheepe2004 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Well a defiance merc would probably be the most useful since theres only one place where you need the merc to kill for you. Anything would beat useing holy freeze + doom though.
     
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    ArchAngel Tiberrius Banned

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    Agreed.

    Hammerdins don't need any assistance with killing anything but the Wailing Beasts in Act 3. I don't even think a merc is necessary even with these, simply have a point in Zeal, or a Passion Phase Blade; more than enough to finish them off.
     

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