Merc for bone necro?

ArtVandelay

Diabloii.Net Member
Merc for bone necro?

Just recently started my necro, and was trying to figure out what merc to get so I can raise it as early as possible. Figured I should go with a merc that can tank, and was thinking either a Holy Freeze or Barb merc. Any suggestions would be helpful.
 

Tengu

Diabloii.Net Member
Personally, i like the Holy Freeze merc the best. He can easily survive with
bad equipment, and once you get him some good stuff hes pretty much unstoppable. Of course you still have to watch after him.

This is of course just my opinion. The hf merc suits my play style the best. Maybe you shuold experiment with different mercs.

Btw, you didn't mention what kind of necro you are? If you'r a skelemancer, you might want to go with a might merc (or a hf one with the runeword Beast :D ). Anyways, my bonemancer does really well with a hf merc.
 

OldSkoolGamer

Diabloii.Net Member
Tengu said:
Btw, you didn't mention what kind of necro you are?
Yes they did:
ArtVandelay said:
Merc for bone necro?
Tengu said:
If you'r a skelemancer, you might want to go with a might merc (or a hf one with the runeword Beast :D ). Anyways, my bonemancer does really well with a hf merc.
Act two mercs can't use Beast. It is Axes/Scepters/Hammers only.

I like a cold arrow Rogue merc for a Bonemancer. Bone Wall is all the tank I will ever need, and she can shoot over the walls to do damage along with me.
 

Tengu

Diabloii.Net Member
Whopsydaisy. My mistake :innocent:

Remembered it was Axes / Scepters / Polearms....

Ya well like i said, no one can really tell you what the best merc for you wuold be.. You just have to try them out yourself.

Edit: Hmm the :embarass smiley doesen't work..
 

HarbingersOfSkulls

Diabloii.Net Member
ArtVandelay said:
Just recently started my necro, and was trying to figure out what merc to get so I can raise it as early as possible. Figured I should go with a merc that can tank, and was thinking either a Holy Freeze or Barb merc. Any suggestions would be helpful.
might merc is always helpful

HoS
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
Not for a Bonemancer. Might does nothing for you. HF slows the bad guys.
 

Dragonmaster

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HF does sound helpful, but IIRC you can get it on a runeword that a2 mercs can wear correct? So if one were to do this, what do you guys think a good base aura for the merc would be (for a bonemancer). defiance? prayer? might for his own damage?
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
If you have the runes to make a Doom weapon then I think a Defiance Merc would be a good idea. It will make both you and him harder to hit. But a Prayer is also a good option. Might will only benefit the Merc and I'm not so sure he will need to do more damage.
 

moxx

Diabloii.Net Member
yes, a defiance merc will roughly give you -25% chance to be hit. so much better than the other options, and a doom can sweeten the deal.
 

Hacker24

Diabloii.Net Member
I find that defiance mercs make better tanks than barb mercs. The defiance aura really helps keep him alive. Also, if you can get him BOed or Shouted, then his defense/life will skyrocket. IMO, the defiance merc is the best merc for hell baal runs or meph runs.
 
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