How can you tell what A2 merc you have?

lpblasch

Diabloii.Net Member
How can you tell what A2 merc you have?

Well, call it a senior moment, but I hired some of them so long ago I can't remember who I have fighting for me.

We have:
Defiance
Blessed Aim
Prayer
Holy Freeze
Might
Thorns

So, Holy Freeze I can see when he whacks someone, and I have never used a Thorns guy, but I never have learned what the other auras look like. Without having to go craft a bunch of them, does someone remember how the auras are revealed? For example, my zon helper who has been on the shelf for awhile has a blinking, expanding/contracting red dashed thingy, but I don't know what it represents.

The reason for asking is that, as I read posts in the forum, players have different suggestions for the "best" merc and I probably have to rehire some of mine- or not, if I only knew what they are.
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
Defiance = flat, blue segmented circle.

Prayer = blue 'flame' flowing up merc's feet.

Blessed Aim = red 'dashes' flowing in a circle and expanding and contracting around merc's feet.

Holy Freeze = big, frosty, icy ball.

Might = yellow spikes in a small radius, like a sun without the face.

Thorns = yellow 'dashes' flowing in a circle and expanding and contracting around merc's feet.

An easier method is to associate a name with a particular aura, like Pratham the Prayer merc, Durga the Defiance merc, etc.
 

lpblasch

Diabloii.Net Member
FrostBurn said:
Defiance = flat, blue segmented circle.

Prayer = blue 'flame' flowing up merc's feet.

Blessed Aim = red 'dashes' flowing in a circle and expanding and contracting around merc's feet.

Holy Freeze = big, frosty, icy ball.

Might = yellow spikes in a small radius, like a sun without the face.

Thorns = yellow 'dashes' flowing in a circle and expanding and contracting around merc's feet.

An easier method is to associate a name with a particular aura, like Pratham the Prayer merc, Durga the Defiance merc, etc.
Hooray for Frosty, the MAN with the ANSWERS!
 

Spearthrower

Diabloii.Net Member
How can you tell what A2 merc you have?

Turn it upside down and shake it.

Check your warranty card.

Get him drunk and ask him (it's very rude to otherwise).

Take him to the Rogues Camp... watch him chat up an Act 1 Merc and see what he boasts about.


Oh... or just read what Frostburn wrote :)
 

Unrsrvd

Diabloii.Net Member
You can also check the type with ATMA. It's visible in Mercenary Stats tab, something along the lines of 'Desert Mercenary Offensive-Nightmare'. :thumbsup:
 
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