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I need merc advice

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by ChaosEternal, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. ChaosEternal

    ChaosEternal IncGamers Member

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    I need merc advice

    I have a Sorc whom I run Mephisto with and I really want to be able to keep my Act V merc alive fighting Meph beacuse it goes so much faster if I don't have to dodge his spells. I seem to be having a lot of trouble keeping him alive however, he uses: Shaftstop, Tal's mask, and a Doombringer. It sure seems like he should be able to make it against Meph but he never lives unless I feed him about 8 super healing potions. Is there any gear that would be better for fighting Meph that might let him live or am I doomed to a overly mortal mercenary?
     
  2. Crazy Runner Guy

    Crazy Runner Guy IncGamers Member

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    Anything with "slow target" is great against meph. Slow attacks=less over all damage. Personally, I use a reaper's toll (for slow/damage reduction) on every merc I can, as I have 4 or 5. Your gear sounds right, but meph does a lot of extra damage to mercs. I also never use act 5 mercs.

    crg
     
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    ChaosEternal IncGamers Member

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    Are there any helms that have a decent amount of slow target?
     
  4. Mage11

    Mage11 IncGamers Member

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    The problem you have is that you can't leech of Meph any more (unlike 1.09), so you will have to keep feeding him potions if you want him to survive.
     
  5. DeathMaster

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    try to get more life leech, eg. socket Amn to his sword. If you can start over a new merc, A2 merc is far better than A5.

    I have socket quest left for SC, so if you play SC, I can socket for you (you will have to have the Amn rune yourself).

    mage11 beat me on the leech issue.

    Anyway, have more life leech is always good.
     
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    Mr_McGee IncGamers Member

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    Dont get leech life if ur only runnning meph leech doesnt work against him.
     
  7. ULTIMATER

    ULTIMATER IncGamers Member

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    @ Deathmaster

    As Mage11 said, you cant leech from Meph ;)

    @ Chaos

    Blackhorns Face have slow. Death Mask IIRC.

    Good luck
     
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    jiansonz IncGamers Member

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    If you can keep him alive without using full rejuves, I don´t see the problem...
     
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    Yes, I now surely know. my A2 might merc rarely die (run him about 10 times, only one merc death. that was with my barb) from Meph, don't know why. Maybe his resist helped alot (75, 75, 74, 74)
     

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