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how to raise strength on a merc to use bonehew?

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  1. biznas2

    biznas2 IncGamers Member

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    how to raise strength on a merc to use bonehew?

    this should be an easy question:

    I just found a bonehew yesterday in the pit :xmad: - it has a high strength requirement - 196

    my question is how do i get my merc's strength up to that level?

    I am new to the merc game and am now in the process of leveling my merc (he is about level 50 or so) - his strength is approx 118 now.

    Will his strength get there on its own as I level him up to reach near my level (lvl 89 fana/zealot) or do I have to equip him with + strength gear?

    Thanks.
     
  2. goldenfrog

    goldenfrog IncGamers Member

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    I had to put Lionheart armour on my merc to use bonehew, then I switched to STONE when He got enough str.
     
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    shade449 IncGamers Member

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    Or you could put a nice - req. jewl in it.
     
  4. Shadoway

    Shadoway IncGamers Member

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    No need. Bonehew has a lvl req of 64. Check at that time and you can always Hel it.
     
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    octa24 IncGamers Member

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    lionheart or 1.10 nat's helm for str and resist. i'd rather put amn on the weapon instead of hel or -req jewel.
     
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    coldarmy13 IncGamers Member

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    the way to go is lionheart + a good helm...such as nat's [already been suggested]. u could also try duriel's shell. if u wanna lvl ur merc up real fast, try nm nihl runs.
     
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    I always put a - 15 req. jewel in that weapon + an amn rune. It's one of the easiest way to have you merc use it soon enough. W/o any strength adding items or - req. jewel/rune in that weapon your merc needs to be around level 89-90 to use it which is certainly inconvenient.
     
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    i put two hels and then remove em when my merc got enough str....
     
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    Squix IncGamers Member

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    Best exp I found for my merc was letting him solo full baal runs in NM once he was able to not die. Had to lvl him from 9 to 85 last weekend :) Could always stick a 3x p amethyst hat on him... cheap and effective for big str boost til he's mid-high 80's and has the str needed on his own.
     
  10. FiNaLoRgYkKzOn

    FiNaLoRgYkKzOn Banned

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    GRIS armor with 3 runes (+10 STR each).
     
  11. TheDarkSide

    TheDarkSide Clan Officer - US East Hardcore

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    A couple of my favorite are

    The Face of Horror Mask - Lvl 20 with +20 strength and flee to keep him safe when mobbed

    or Naj circlet - lvl 35 with +15 strength with nice fire damage and lighting damage when struck
     
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    Boooyakasha IncGamers Member

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    Guilleman's Face too :
     
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    Do the efficient, yet not as snazzy way, and just get a Grand Crown with 3 socs and load it up with Amythests - presto, +30 strength.
     
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    Today i just bought two average bonehews to give a friend for 4 Rals and 4 P.Amethyst. Looks cheap to me.
    -15% requeriments crappy jewels are always dropping too.
    If i aint wrong duriels sheel and a -15 jewel alowes merc to use it as soon as he hits the level requeriment. I have only one bonehew with -15 req and an AMN that i give to all my "newbie" mercs. As soon as they can wear it without -15 req i give them a AMN-AMN bonehew.

    When i say looks cheap im not saying bonehew aint good... All my act2 mercs wear one as soon as they can except one that has the reapers tool. I have yet to find one bonehew and i have already 5.
     
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    I plopped perfect Amythysts in a Tals Mask and the Duriel Shell. He was happy after that.
     

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