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Javazon Merc?

Discussion in 'Hardcore' started by Yarox, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Yarox

    Yarox IncGamers Member

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    Javazon Merc?

    I have a question.
    Im gonna build a javazon but im still not sure what is the best merc for her.
    I narrowed it down to 2 mercs :
    1) the might merc act2
    2) the holy freeze merc act2

    Some say that with the might one u can leech better, but i dont see how.
    plz help me out on this one,, if anyone thinks some other merc is better, plz post and say why.

    Thx ;)
     
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    PhatTrumpet IncGamers Member

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    Simple: the amount of life/mana you leech back is directly proportional to the amount of life/mana leech you have from gear and the amount of physical damage you deal. Might increases your physical damage, so the more physical damage you deal, the more you will leech.

    I always use Might Mercs on my Javazons. Javazons with their Dodge skills are not nearly as fragile as, say, Sorcs, so they can survive just fine without the added protection from a Holy Freeze Merc (safety is really the only thing a Holy Freeze Merc provides). The Might aura will help you, your Merc, and your Valk (if applicable) dispose of lightning immunes much faster even with just one point in Jab, so you can focus more skill points towards passives and/or boosting your lightning damage.



     
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    Gambitsreturn IncGamers Member

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    Well, my javazon uses a holy freeze merc and I'm pleased with it. I think with a might merc you leech better because leech is based off of physical damage. Might increases physical damage and therefor increases the amount you leech. Im not 100% sure about that, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. I would suggets the holy freeze merc with high damage insight, tals mask(15% ias jewel) and a bugged treachery armor.

    -gambit
     
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    Gambitsreturn IncGamers Member

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    I knew PT would be able to clear that up. :smiley:
     
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    Full_Circle IncGamers Member

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    I'd say Holy Freeze if you're going to Baal and Might if you're going to Cow.

    I almost always go Holy Freeze.


    edit: Holy Freeze tends to mess up cow-herding. Aside from that, I'd say it beats Might hands-down.
     
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    my javazon uses a might merc with infinity, so both physical and lightning immunes are no problem.
     
  7. Yarox

    Yarox IncGamers Member

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    well considering all u post, I think ill go with might.
    My java is mostly for baal and mf and sometimes cow.
    Ty guys for ur help. :))
     
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    Hp_Sauce IncGamers Member

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    hp the nub uses Prayer on his javazon. Why? well, she really doesn't need help killing, and she doesn't need help dealing with packs, so why not?

    -hps
     
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    LuckyDwarf IncGamers Member

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    I run a might merc on my sorc, and my barb, and my zon, and my other sorc. I only have a hf merc on my first orb sorc. Basically, if your character doesn't need added protection, then feel free to boost their damage. My sorc's merc, bogged down with insight, still does 5500 damage. With Treachery and Guillaume's he dishes out a good amount of damage to the CIs that slow me down.

    Lucky
     
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    bigD72 IncGamers Member

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    Bugged treachery is AMAZING. I made one from a scarab husk over 1k def. :drool:.

    *Apparently the drool smilie from years ago doesn't exist any more; it's ok, we have this one now :hang:



     
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    I made a Treachery in a Sacred Armor. :) It had a little over 1200 defense, but it took a Fal Guillaume's for him to use it. o_O

    Lucky
     
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    Yarox IncGamers Member

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    Well now im in doubt again, maybe ill go with the holy freeze after all.
    The thing is i think my char does need protection.
    I forgot to mention that I just started playing hardcore again after many months, so this is my first char, so im completeely poor.
    Im counting on a good Hell forge to get me a titans.
    So for a poor java, Holy Freeze merc better right?
     
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    a handful of pgems will get you a titans.
     
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    Full_Circle IncGamers Member

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    definitely.

    ...and yeah, what Tomato said about pgems. PGems are worth quite a bit right now, and easy to trade.



     
  15. Yarox

    Yarox IncGamers Member

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    aight then i guess Holy freeze merc it is.
    I got my first pgem (from normal hellforge)
    so alot to go now :p
    thx for all the help guys.
     

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