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merc's dexerity

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  1. vajurewi

    vajurewi IncGamers Member

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    merc's dexerity

    How to raise a Act 2 merc's dexerity to use a Honor (Dex=140) or upgraded Hone Sundan (Dex=163!)? Mine is at lvl 67 w 123 dex and wearing armor with -% requirements doesnt seem to help.
     
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    Gruntmaster IncGamers Member

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    The -% requirement on the armor is for the STR necessary for the armor only.

    To boost the DEX you'll need to put a HEL rune in the weapon (-20%), or find armor/helms with +DEX as mods, or put Perfect Emeralds in socketed armor/helms for +10 DEX per emerald.

    An upgraded Hone Sundan (Dex 163) would have a DEX requirement of:

    1 Hel Rune = Dex 130.4
    2 Hels = 97.8

    So your Merc with 123 Dex would need to use 2 Hels in the Home Sundan to wield it.

    Or you could use Jewels that have -15% requirements with other bonus adds. Again your Merc would need 2 -15% Jewels to use the upgraded Hone Sundan. 163 - (2 x 15%) = 114.1 Dex.
     
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    zimson IncGamers Member

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    Armor socketed with emeralds would be better because you could socket the weapon with something more useful. As your merc gains levels he also gains DEX and then you could switch armor. You could also look at rare or unique helms and armors that you have that give a DEX bonus.
    And that -% requirements works only for that specific item.
     
  4. GooberGrape

    GooberGrape IncGamers Member

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    You could just stick Honor into a weapon with lower DEX requirements, like a War Pike (106) or Great Poleaxe (99). The runeword doesn't require 140 DEX, your Giant Thresher does.


    GG
     
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    yea, ineed a non-phase blade 6 socket sword for my act 3 merc. he doesnt have enough base dex to equip a phase blade, whcih is the only 6 socket 1 haded sword i have, so i need an alternative (as phys dmg dont matter) sword or more dex.
    i might find him a hemlet or somethign a put a few emeralds in it.
     
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    If you can, give Crown of Thieves to your merc. It gives +25 to dex, fire resist, nice defense and lots of life leech. Very good merc helm imo
     
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    I whole heartedly agree. I love that helm for a merc.
     
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    An armor with sockets such as Griswold's Armor (+20 Strength) and the
    aforementioned Crown of Thieves (+25 Dexterity) are great for making
    up for a merc's deficient stats. Just add PEmeralds (+10 Dexterity) to the
    armor for extra dexterity. You may even have room to give some
    resistance jewels to your merc.
     
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    Mr_McGee IncGamers Member

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    I use Crown of Thieves (+25) and Lionheart (+15 i think)
     
  10. vajurewi

    vajurewi IncGamers Member

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    huh,thanks for the suggestions.
    I put Honor runeword into a Grim Scythe and the requirements did go up?!?

    I P'Em'ed the Duriels Shell he's got on, still a bit short of 140. will have to wait to add some levels on him.

    can I beg a Crown of Thieves off someone? [email protected]
     
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    i'd love to give u one, but my windows hd won't boot :rant: . so i can't open ATMA. :( I'll KIV your request, if for some reason my windows will boot up again, i'll send it to you. here's to hoping :drink:
     

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