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Discussion in 'Newcomer Forum' started by Spiritofmars, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. Spiritofmars

    Spiritofmars IncGamers Member

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    Merc weapon?

    I am a level 49 paladin playing in nightmare.I have a rogue merc,currently she's using a gemmed short war bow,"shael+ort+perfect emerald".But I have found a superior siege bow with 4 sockets,so should i wait for a better one to come up?I was thinking of socketing the siege bow with shael+ort+tal+ort,or is there some better combo?I don't have many high level runes,and anyway ,can mercs use Rune Word items? :scratch:
     
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    Master-mind IncGamers Member

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    Only question I can answer for sure is that Merc's CAN use Runeword items.. :thumbsup:
     
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    jiansonz IncGamers Member

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    Mercs can most definately use runewords. A favourite I use for all my rogues at one stage of their career is 'Zephyr'. I do it in a fast bow (Composite/Razor/Double, etc.). The attack speed and walk/run speed boosts combined woth the lightning damage is great. I have often managed to gamble a circlet with elemental damage (Fiery/Static/of Pestilence) to get even more out of the fast attack speed.


    Your suggestion sounds good, but I am often short of Shaels, so I would hold on to that one and hope to find an exceptional unique bow. All of those are very good. You also have the option of gambling a good rare bow and upgrade it to exceptional. Small chance to get a great result, but it´s there.

    Or you can try the gems recipes (chipped/flawless/regular) with exceptional bows.
     
  4. Richard-gm39

    Richard-gm39 IncGamers Member

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    Give her a Kuko- if shes a fire merc. If you dont have one, trade for it (about 3 pgs)
     
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    GenXCub IncGamers Member

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    No, a 4 socket bow is GREAT for PAssion runeword. Dol Ort Eld Lem

    +25% Increased Attack Speed
    +160-210% Enhanced Damage
    50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)
    +75% Damage To Undead
    +50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
    Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
    +1 To Berserk
    +1 To Zeal
    Hit Blinds Target +10
    Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
    75% Extra Gold From Monsters
    Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)

    You can't use the Heart of Wolverine, but it's only level 43 and does great damage for a merc bow and has the hit blinds target.
     
  6. Billweed

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    2 things for newcomers if not a ranger build.

    1st Why a Archer?
    Runewords work if fit the merc rules
    I have a buddy uses use a act 2 NM Base aura Merc with BOTD or doom if not HF arua is nice.

    Best merc items for cheap are Etherial Elite socketed Rares.
    have a cheap act2 NM Might based Merc uses a (+278%ED, AR +2.25%? LVL Base AR, +30%IAS, +5 MIN, With +298 poison over 7 seconds & AMN 7% LL runed)
    pick rares up and check.

    ManCatcher Rare Etherial
     
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    warlock_666 IncGamers Member

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    Im guessing the original person doesn't have a lem is the only drawback. This word might be a little too expensive. It is a very nice runeword though, my act 5 merc uses an ethreal passion balrog blade and he has never died by the hand of a monster since i bought him at lvl 81.
     
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    Spiritofmars IncGamers Member

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    Thx guys,the merc's using the runeword now.One last question........can i use passion with melee weapons?
     
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    Yes, you can ;)
     
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    Sure everyone has some Ohm's, Jah's or Zod's somewhere left for a merc weapon ... :scratch:
     
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    yes they can :lol:
     
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    Passion is one of the few runewords that work with any weapon... now if only katars could get 4 sockets :)
     
  13. Billweed

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    It's a Of the dieing ? - who dies - merc or you? each time what happens?
    and it is a friend - best runewords I got are fury BBs
     

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