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Merc weapon decision

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by DaGoose, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. DaGoose

    DaGoose IncGamers Member

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    Merc weapon decision

    Using an Act 2 Might Merc and have two weapons that I need to decide between. No idea which is better as they both seem to kill things in about the same time. Probably going to switch to a Nightmare Act 2 Holy Freeze Merc when I can.

    Rare Pike
    dmg 23-103
    very slow attack speed
    10% chance to cast lvl 3 nova on striking
    +65% ED
    +12 AR
    +80 poison over 4 secs
    7% ML and 5% LL

    Unique Poleaxe (Battle branch)
    dmg 27-59
    fast attack speed
    30% IAS
    +52% ED
    +63 AR
    7% LL
    +10 Dex
     
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    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    I'd say go with battlebranch, mainly because of the attack speed and slightly more life leetch...though I like more damage.

    HoS
     
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    Lyte_Hammer IncGamers Member

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    i agree with HoS attack speed always helps
     
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    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    What is your build by the way?

    Because if your a Summoner, you want a might merc...if your a Bonemancer(or Venomancer) then you most likely will want that HF merc.

    I regret switching my HF merc for a Might merc with my Venom/summon Necro.

    HoS
     
  5. DaGoose

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    I'm kinda of a bastard build. Mostly bone, but a few other things thrown in to make it interesting.
     
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    sir goatscelot IncGamers Member

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    Let's see hmmm.., might merc is act2 nightmare.., you can probably purchase a higher dmg weapon from a vendor :) But given those choices over time BB is prob better.
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    Why would you use a Might Merc with Bone spells?

    And the poleaxe is better
     
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    No idea. Just chose that one when I got to act 2.
     
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    Then you should switch to a HF merc...he would help you better than a Might merc could.

    HoS
     
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    My magic finder just found a Tomb Reaver Cryptic Axe. It looks great. How does this fare for a skelemancer or poison nec?
     
  11. JettJagwar

    JettJagwar IncGamers Member

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    my boner has holy freeze merc weilding the meat scraper:

    Two Hand Damage: (17-20) - (147-176)
    Durability:50
    Required Strength:80
    Required Level:41
    Base Weapon Speed:[10]
    +(150-200)% Enhanced Damage
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    10% Life Stolen per Hit
    50% Chance of Open Wounds
    +3 To Combat Masteries (Barbarian Only)

    but out of the 2 you listed faster + more life leach = winner.
    without an army of skeletons you probably want to switch to defiance or holy freeze merc.
     

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