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Merc questions

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Meosha, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Meosha

    Meosha IncGamers Member

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    Merc questions

    Can mercenaries get full-set bonuses?

    I've noticed that the act III and V mercs are capable of wielding the Milabrega's, Isenhart's, or Berserker sets, and since those sets are quite cheap, it would be easy to grant them these bonuses.

    Also, will +skills help mercenaries' special abilities?
     
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    Dracoy IncGamers Member

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    Yes plus skills help act 2 mercs auras.

    Yes set bonuses work :)
     
  3. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet IncGamers Member

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    ya, isenharts is great for a low lvl merc, until they can use some better stuff. i've tried it before
     
  4. Gibberish

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    Berserker and Milabrega's Set doesn't work, as none of the mercs can wield an axe or scepter weapon

    Act1 merc = Bow
    Act2 merc = Polearm/spear
    Act3 merc = 1H sword + Shield
    Act5 merc = 1h and 2h swords

    Only possible sets are
    Act1 = None
    Act2 = None
    Act3 = Isenharts, Sazabi's
    Act5 = Sazabi's

    That is all that is possible, at least for using full sets.
    There are a bunch of partials you can do.

    I just wish the Act 5 merc were allowed axes and dual wield.

    mmmm, dual wielded Eth BotD Zerkers or CB's :drool:
     
  5. Mister-Hat

    Mister-Hat IncGamers Member

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    Yeah I had Isenharts sitting in my stash so I stuck it on a low level merc. He still sucks but at least his inventory looks cool with all those set bonuses. ;)
     
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    Act5 can also use BulKathos' set.
     
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    Id like to note that if you get +3 skills on an act 1 merc it does a neat lightning attack.
     
  8. Mister-Hat

    Mister-Hat IncGamers Member

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    I was under the impression that this was fixed with the 1.10 patch.

    http://www.blizzard.com/support/?id=mdt0763p

    "Rogue hirelings can no longer shoot Lightning Bolts by equipping items that boost Bow and Crossbow skills."
     
  9. Gibberish

    Gibberish IncGamers Member

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    Act 5 mercs cannot use Bul Kathos Set.

    That requires dual wielding, and act 5 mercs can only use a single sword.
     
  10. Meosha

    Meosha IncGamers Member

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    Why do I get the feeling this is why Sabazi's exists?
     
  11. Sober_Irishman69

    Sober_Irishman69 IncGamers Member

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    nah, sabazi is a poor set on a barb merc.... you can use only the sword in the weapon slot (id rather have a 2 hander in there), and a one hand cryptic with 150 ed jsut doesnt cut it. of course, you get a 27% life boost and like 10+ LL i htink.... still, there are better things out there.
     

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