Merc vs. hydra fire

Alc

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Merc vs. hydra fire

I've noticed my mercs tend to take a beating from the fire hydras at travi, and I've read a post by RTB who explains it's to do with the minion vs. player 17% damage, while minion vs merc is at 100%.

Just wondered if anyone has any suggestions for dealing with this outside of gameplay technique. Does GA armour help much? Any way of adding significant fire sorb to a merc without crippling other areas? How do travi running barbs deal with it? I was thinking one of the unique polearms vex'd, GA, and leaving the hat for leech/whatever else.

I guess it all depends on the build and what else you need the merc to provide, but I'm open to any suggestions/discussion, really.
 

Hrus

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Re: Merc vs. hydra fire

GA helps a lot, also my Baal running mercs usually have Kelpie with it's FR. Also it helps if you and/or other minions share the hydra damage with the merc...
 

psych

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Re: Merc vs. hydra fire

And don't put vex in a polearm for your merc, since he doesn't need manaleech!
 

mephiztophelez

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Re: Merc vs. hydra fire

i find a gladiators bane on my nec's merc tends to make him reasonably immune to Hydra fire in Trav.
 
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