Merc type/aura for Windy?

smgh

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Merc type/aura for Windy?

KK i used a defiance aura act 2 merc for my old windy and i was wondering if a holy freeze act 2 merc would be better for a max block windy. if anyone thinks another merc would be better holla
 

Ed from Russia

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

I normally have a Defiance Merc because Hurricane does the freezing already, and a Defiance Merc is the best tank you can have. But both are fine choices.
 

krisjeh

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

I am using a nightmare merc with might aura to boost up the damage a little in conjunction with a doom ca to increase the hurricane damage. You should try this out. It is great actually. Not once I have had to resurrect him so far, even in chaos I manage to kill things fast enough to avoid him striking anything while IM'd.
 

aI Clone

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

Great, I was just about to post a thread myself.
I have a question about best cursing merc for a pvm windy, whom I'll make at some point in the future. Many suggest an act2 with Reaper's toll, but let's say I don't have it and I wanna go with act5 merc.
Not that much of the choice here, I have an eth Vile husk, which could be upped to give some nice damage, but as the most damage is going to come from me, I thought of Lawbringer. It has nice el. damage + Decrepify + Sanctuary.
So my question is, will the Sanc. from my merc ignore undead phys. res. for my tornados if they're in its range? If yes, coupled with Decr. it could even beat the Reaper. Yes, I know, it will be slower.
 

Skullbash

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

The ignore undead physical resistance on lawbringer only works if you hold it, so your merc will ignore the physical resistances, but you won't (unless decrep breaks them).
 

aI Clone

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

Are you sure about this? I know that -res works like this, but this is an aura with an area effect, like Conviction, so the monsters inside get +damage to undead and supposedly would get -phys def. as well. If someone has a good proof that this does/does not work, could you post an explanation please.
 

zarirazz

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

iirc sanctuary works like holy shock/fire/freeze auras. only wielder benefits.
 

Skullbash

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

I tried this back on my kodiak bear, the sanctuary aura was nice for knocking back monsters, and decrep was nice, but my character didn't ignore undead resists, only my merc did. As far as I know, the area of effect only extends to the magic damage to undead and knockback.
 

smgh

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

Might merc with reaper's toll or prayer merc with inisight g00d
i think im gonna rock a defiance merc with insight. cause from what i can tell prayer doesn't do much at all and kind of a waste. It will eventually heal u just after u are done with a battle right? Defiance gives me a ton more defense... lets say i have xxxx defense it will say i have a 64% chance to get hit. then when defiance kicks in i have xxxx defense and it would prolly say like 31% chance to get hit. Add in the max block of 75% and i have a pretty good chance to not get hit at all



 

Verashiden

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

Eh, Defiance isn't NEARLY that good. Prayer merc with Insight has stacked prayers and heals like 60-80 a second.
 

prion

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

i beleive the max prayer level on merc is 18, and with insight he can't get beter than +4 skills, so you would get +58 heal over 2 seconds.
 

Verashiden

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Re: Merc type/aura for Windy?

Ah, my fault >.>. Guessing from when I used a merc like that. Too lazy to number crunch.
 
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