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Merc HELP PLEASE !!!!

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  1. Holla

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    Merc HELP PLEASE !!!!

    ok here is my senario act2 offensive merc lvl 85 stg:186 :cheesy:
    A)use eth shaft
    b)use eth stone 3500 def ~~~~DOWNFALL:req.stg 232 ill need a 6 'fal' pike or somthing
    a or b ?

    which would be best way to go please help me i need help on my merc he keeps dying what is the best weapon and helm to prevent him from getting mauled :thanks:
     
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    u need to right bigger
     
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    Don't use a 6-fal anything, because you need to have lots of damage. So that pretty much rules out b. Option A sounds pretty good too.

    As for keeping him from dying, you need a good weapon (lots of damage esp) and life leech. Most of the unique elites spears and polearms and some of the exceptionals are good enough to keep him from dying.

    The other thing to be aware of is how you play. If you let him get surrounded a lot by hard hitting guys (esp stunning ones) then he's probably going to die a lot. This depends of course on what class you're playing and what build you're using.
     
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    hows this sound :
    Eth bonehew "amn" "amn" (i already own it so not gonna change unless really nessesary)
    eth shaft "?" (what to socket shaft with ? )
    eth crown of theives or blackhorns ~*some other ideas on helms ?*~(what to socket mask with?)
     
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    Tal's mask (10 life leech and resists and +life do nicely)
    Eth Bonehew with amn/amn sounds good or any regular reaper's toll or any regular tomb reaver
    as for armor i would recommend an ethereal glad's bane for around 2.7k defense, 30% fhr (very important or he'll get stunned ugly style), and cannot be frozen (also very critical for an a2 merc)
     
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    1.You really need to right bigger
    2.You need to be more specific: What kind of build it is (main char)?, Ladder or not?

    My first question in your case would be if you have right kind of merc.
    The only reason to have an offensive merc I can see is to play skellymancer.

    Generally, as I understand act2 mers questions, there are 2 ways to go:
    1. CB (Hone Sundan-45%, Guillaume's Face -35%)
    2. Curses (Delirium, Reaper´s Toll, Corpsemourn)
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    Somebody obviously selected the wrong base material when creating that Stone armor...

    You need Andariel's Visage with at least +26 strength. This helm is not the worst choice anyway because of its +2 to skills and 10%LL. A PAmethyst in it would give another 10 strength, so he will need another 10 strength points which can be obtained by socketing the weapon with a Fal rune. IIRC, an act 2 merc gets 3 strength points per 2 levels, and as soon as he reaches 242 strength you could clean the weapon/helm with hel and put something else into it, like IAS jewels.

    Edit: Andariel's Face is ladder only, so this might not be an option...
     
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    tahnks for your help u guys ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    p.s how do i write bigger
     
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    I have a lvl 86 HF merc and this is what he uses.

    Eth Amn/Amn Bonehew. With my concentration he does 2k-8k dmg!
    Naj Armor
    Delerium Helm. (very good he turns into a little doll and owns the crap out of everything and the casting of confuse like every second helps a lot too)
     
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    you seem to have figured it out ;)
     
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    Hi

    You still dont say whether your ladder or non. Reapers and Tomb Reaver not available non.

    So assuming you play non Amn Amn eth Bonehew is as good as it gets.

    Gladiators Bane is my choice for armour for cannot be forzen and other nice mods. The problem here is your character level, to use the Bonehew you need to be level 91 so wear Corpsemorne (+8 strength) till your 91 then switch.

    Helm well you can do a lot worse than tals for a cheap solution. Eth shako is very nice. 2 skill increases effects of aura whichever you choose and you get to use Bonehew at C level 89.

    Crown of thieves is ok and Blackhorns is said to be especially good for solo Baal running due to lghtning res and absorb

    Well there you go just my 2 p worth.
     
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    Bonehew, not AMN - AMN
    but SHEAL - SHEAL, faster is more damage.
    Might is for necro's, but when you play summoning necro, your merc shouldnt die, with al those minnions, so what do you play?
     
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    why not a -15% jewel requirement ?
     
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    If this is about how to be able to wear the Stone armor: You can't socket anything into a runeword item :)
     
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    The object of a merc is for him to survive. Kill speed is just a bonus. Life leech is yer friend.

    2xamn bonehew is a fine choice
    Duriels works great, as does stealskull/crown of thieves.

    More info is needed tho. Merc for what char? Ladder or non?
     
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    I have a lvl 89 HF merc with Reapers Toll, Gaze and upgraded duriels shell. Works great.
     
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    merc is for a barb on non ladder
     
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    merc is for a barb on non ladder
     

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