Merc advise

sorcees

Diabloii.Net Member
Merc advise

At last I have a decent merc, leveled him to 82 (myself 82).
Traded for a bonehew and a crown of thieves, found gris armour, put some low runes for resists (75 re in hell except poison).
But what to socket in the bonehew, i have an 30% ED jewel, sheal, maybe life leech (i forgot the rune name).

Btw, i am a skellymancer with max CE and a might merc, currently in act 4 HELL, and no close calls so far in HELL.
The merc never dies anymore.

Plz advise.
 

ZappaFan

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Double shael for sure to reach speed breakpoint for the merc's jab skill. You'll have enough leech with the crown/thieves since he'll be hitting so often. The bone spear will be going off like crazy, too.
 

baalos

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm not offering much advice on mercs here, except to say my lvl 62 act 2 merc still wears sigons armor and helm and seem to do just fine. Just gave him a unique yani, the one with the poison explosion, and he is keeping me fine company. Too often I think we put uber stuff on mercs only to see both of us die. Cant loot a merc ><
 

Sip

Banned
maccool said:
So, your merc kills them with terrible new age music? That's just plain mean :lol:
pure gold

anyway, My merc uses 2x amn'd Bonehew, andy visage and 45%ias gris armor. This gives him 26% life leech and 65% ias on top of the ias on the bonehew. Works nicely too.
 

LuckyDwarf

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I just suited my merc with Kenny G's Greatest Hits. Through a Shael in that and even Baal will fall to the ground covering his ears.

Lucky
 

SkaMan

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Anything by Will Smith > All.

BTW, I know my might merc didnt have enough str to equip bonehew until he was lvl 92 or so, so I threw in a -15% reqs jewel, safe in the knowledge that I could remove it later :D
 

ZappaFan

Hardcore Moderator and America Trade Moderator
At level 64, the best "ghetto" setup for an act 2 merc usnig bonehew is griz armor with three perfect amethyst and Tals mask. You get +50 str total from the armor, and as fast as he hits the 10%LL from the Tals mask is plenty (again, assuming double shael for the bonehew). That guy will never die in NM unless he's IM'd.
 

sorcees

Diabloii.Net Member
SkaMan said:
Anything by Will Smith > All.

BTW, I know my might merc didnt have enough str to equip bonehew until he was lvl 92 or so, so I threw in a -15% reqs jewel, safe in the knowledge that I could remove it later :D
Does it remove the jewel, or the socket(2)?
 

ZappaFan

Hardcore Moderator and America Trade Moderator
1 Hel Rune + Scroll of Town Portal + Any Socketed Item = Unsocket that item.
Warning: This will destroy any gems, runes, or jewels you have socketed. This is useful if you are not happy with the gems you have socketed and you want to socket the item in another way.



sorcees said:
Does it remove the jewel, or the socket(2)?
 

SkaMan

Diabloii.Net Member
The socket/item remains, but the rune/gem/jewels will be removed from the item. To do this, use a hel rune and a tp scroll in the horadric cube along with the item.

(Apparently I have quite a treasure in that horadric cube... Or so I'm told)

EDIT - doh, it seems that Zappa's double shael'd Cruel ban stick of quickness can also be used to post!
 

sorcees

Diabloii.Net Member
I mean bonehew has 2 socket of his own, after the receipe, empty sockets or no sockets?
And how is it for a unique item, socketed with the socket quest, wrong jewel in it and then the unsocket receipe, empty or no socket?

b.t.w., i think i need a lot of HEL runes :scratch:
 

STINGER

Diabloii.Net Member
Amn/-req Bonehew
3 Ptoz Black Hades
CoT
And I put the Ptops in because the punk killed to well and he MUST have MF considering he is my MFers Merc!

BTW, this guy is in heavan as my mercs are lucky to get stuff this good.
 

ZappaFan

Hardcore Moderator and America Trade Moderator
"unsocket" doesn't mean remove the sockets from the item, it just means to remove whatever it was you put in the socket - make it "clean" again.
 

LuckyDwarf

Diabloii.Net Member
ZappaFan said:
"unsocket" doesn't mean remove the sockets from the item, it just means to remove whatever it was you put in the socket - make it "clean" again.
Yep.. it's handy when you get a Harlequin Crest and the person had a ptopaz in it.. ugh.

Lucky
 
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