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merc weapon

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by iomanip, May 25, 2008.

  1. iomanip

    iomanip IncGamers Member

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    merc weapon

    hi!
    I'm currently in the (vacant?) "Make no Bones About it" tournament, and have gotten as far as act I NM as of now. Since no bone spells/summons (except for golems) are allowed, my necro is mostly cursing enemies and let the merc kill them. It has worked well, and is still working, but i feel that in the near future, my merc won't be able to kill the evil guys as readily...

    Right now he's equipped with an eth battlebranch, which i upped to partizan (~100-190 dmg, 7% ll), but that won't do it in hell, if i get that far.

    Do you guys have any suggestions what i can do to get a better weapon (besides mf obviously). What do you normally do?

    peace!
    /iomanip
     
  2. Skinhead On The MBTA

    Skinhead On The MBTA IncGamers Member

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    Re: merc weapon

    If you don't want to MF, then IMO runewords are your best bets.

    Honor (AmnElIthTirSol) is a nice, cheap runeword, if (big if) you can find a ethereal five socket polearm or spear.

    Malice (IthElEth) is also very cheap - doesn't have much enhanced damage, but it does have 100% chance for Open Wounds. Not really sure if that's end-game material though.

    Strength (AmnTir) has a little %ED, and 25% chance for Crushing Blow. Could be useful for Bosses.

    However, my favourite is Insight (RalTirTalSol) - very cheap, huge ED for the price, and a Meditation Aura thrown in for a bonus. An Ethereal 4 socket Polearm is the hardest part to find.
     
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    HC Gunther IncGamers Member

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    Re: merc weapon

    In Hell, you want to use chippies to re-roll a Cryptic Axe, a Great Poleaxe, a Giant Thresher, Ghost Spear or a War Pike until it gets a "cruel" prefix.
     
  4. iomanip

    iomanip IncGamers Member

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    Re: merc weapon

    allright!
    i always tend to forget that recepie, as well as those low lvl runewords.

    thx guys!

    edit: how many rolls does it usually take to get a nice cruel polearm?
     

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