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Merc for bone necro?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by ArtVandelay, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
  2. Tengu

    Tengu IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
  3. OldSkoolGamer

    OldSkoolGamer IncGamers Member

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    Yes they did:
    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.
     
  4. Tengu

    Tengu IncGamers Member

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    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..
     
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    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    might merc is always helpful

    HoS
     
  6. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Not for a Bonemancer. Might does nothing for you. HF slows the bad guys.
     
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    I was going by the advice given in the pVp bone guide.

    HoS
     
  8. 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?
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    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.
     
  10. Jimmeh

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    its double r :embarrass
     
  11. moxx

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    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.
     
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    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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