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merc: vamp gaze VS tals crest

Discussion in 'Newcomer Forum' started by GoreSpilr, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. GoreSpilr

    GoreSpilr IncGamers Member

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    merc: vamp gaze VS tals crest

    holy freeze merc with my hammerdin, or just in general, whats a better choice?
    wearing 1100 def plain armour, tals is only source of leech

    what do you think?
    damage reduction vs life leech
    I guess,
    GS
     
  2. Ifrit18

    Ifrit18 Banned

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    Tal mask seems better. Merc gains resist and a little life too.
     
  3. alainpp66

    alainpp66 IncGamers Member

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    What's the leech on the gaze??

    It's actually not quite so simple... Let's break it down.

    Adds 6-22 Cold Damage - 4 Second Duration
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    6-8% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
    6-8% Mana Stolen Per Hit (varies)
    Damage Reduced By 15-20% (varies)
    Magic Damage Reduced By 10-15 (varies)

    VS

    10% Life Stolen Per Hit
    10% Mana Stolen Per Hit
    All Resistances +15
    +45 Defense
    +30 To Mana
    +60 To Life

    let's eliminate similar stats and things that don't apply to a merc:

    Adds 6-22 Cold Damage - 4 Second Duration (Negligible, especially with Holy Freeze, but still chills)
    Damage Reduced By 15-20% (varies)
    Magic Damage Reduced By 10-15 (varies)

    VS

    2-4% Life Stolen Per Hit
    All Resistances +15
    +60 To Life

    At this point, you just have to think about your build and the Armor... I would probably go with Tal's unless I was using a Shaft as well.

    In my mind, 20%Dr doesn't do much unless you can stack it with other sources(Ex: Shaft)... Adding more Res on the amount he already has lowers the damage done significantly.

    Imo, it's important to think about your build because the 2 helms are very close. Do you have more trouble dealing with Elemental Attackers or Physical ones?? Whoever you're weaker against, you'll probably need the merc to be slightly stronger to take a little more of a load off.

    Another point is the leech on the Helm... it adds up to a Lot... 8% I'd probably go Gaze while with 6% it would be Tal's. If it were 7%, I'd look at the %Dr to make up my mind.
     
  4. redalert

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    I'm also using a holy freeze merc. He's wearing Tal's mask, Duriel's shell, and reaper's toll thresher. He seems to be doing well against enemies, especially packs because of the holy freeze. When he has been hurt, the massive life leech from the Tal's mask seems to bring him back to near or full hp very quickly.

    Try vampgaze. If you merc has 75 resists in hell with vamp on, and survives, stick with vamp.
     

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