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Mef tanking merc gear?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by HungryHobbit, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. HungryHobbit

    HungryHobbit IncGamers Member

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    Mef tanking merc gear?

    what armor/helm should merc wear to stay alive under super pots vs hell meph? (like 15 or so secs at least, i know its very much but im wearing holy crap)
    currently my merc wears tal head and najas pate and he's like cake,, blown away in 5 secs
    last season i had smth like eth levi + eth gaze but now thats only dreams :D
    what middle class items he can wear?:girly:
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    My sorcs merc is wearing:
    non eth Insight in some elite polearm
    non eth Duriels
    non eth Vamp Gaze

    and he has no problems staying alive with a healing pot. Out of interest, what level is you sorc/merc, as mine are both lvl 87 and mephi dies in about 5 seconds.

    But yeah, Mephi eats badly geared mercs :/

    If you can survive without the Insight i assume he is wearing, find a Kelpie Snare or something else with slow on it. A Reapers Toll is a favourite of mine, tho at the rate they trade atm, you should certainly be able to buy better for your merc if you sold a RT.

    You can either up his damage / leech or up his def/res/hp, or both :)
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    Is it meph's physical or light attack that kills him? If it's mostly phys I'd recommend any vamp gaze and any shaft/levi or cheap runeword armor with alot of def and res like duress or stone... If you're having trouble with his lightning, maybe a blackhorn's face would help with the absorb, though might be hard to find as it's not a popular item.
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    I use act1 rogue with riphook, blachorn's face and duriel's shell. No problems with dying for you and your merc.
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    but your act1 merc can't hold an insight :D
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    Yep but I play vanilla SP so I cant use ladder runewords. Should mentioned that earlier. :thumbup:
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    Actually.. its probably the poison damage combined with physical attacks what kills them. That's why Andariel also slays mercs in seconds. Mephisto can't be leeched and once your merc is poisoned he cant regenerate his health (that is why most players' mercs get away with a pot).
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    Trick is to kill meph before he can kill the merc. Being lvl 90+ helps a whole lot too. Personally, I create dedicated mephrunners (who doesn't kill anything else, except for the occational bremm kill) so I don't use mercs at all.
     
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    Re: Mef tanking merc gear?

    inb4 "eth upped shaftstop + coa ber um."
     

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