Necromancer idea I'm gonna try this for a summoner. I call it the auramancer. Act two and 3 mercs would work. With act 3, you can get two auras from equipment. Observe. Merc armor: Bramble 4 Socket Body Armor Ral + Ohm + Sur + Eth Level 15-21 Thorns Aura When Equipped (varies) +50% Faster Hit Recovery +25-50% To Poison Skill Damage (varies) +300 Defense Increase Maximum Mana 5% Regenerate Mana 15% +5% To Maximum Cold Resist Fire Resist +30% Poison Resist +100% +13 Life After Each Kill Level 13 Spirit of Barbs (33 Charges) Merc sword: Azurewrath +230-270% Enhanced Damage (varies) +30% Increased Attack Speed Adds 250-500 Magic Damage Adds 250-500 Cold Damage, 10 sec. Duration (Normal) +1 To All Skills +5-10 To All Attributes (varies) Level 10-13 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped (varies) Indestructible +3 To Light Radius (Ladder Only) You would use these. Weapon: Beast (in a one-handed sceptor) Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped +40% Increased Attack Speed +240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies) 20% Chance of Crushing Blow 25% Chance of Open Wounds +3 To Werebear +3 To Lycanthropy Prevent Monster Heal +25-40 To Strength (varies) +10 To Energy +2 To Mana After Each Kill Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges) Ring: Wisp Protector 10% Chance To Cast Level 16 Lightning On Striking Lightning Absorb 10-20% (varies) 10-20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies) Level 7 Spirit of Barbs (11 charges) Level 5 Heart of Wolverine (13 charges) Level 2 Oak Sage (15 charges) And an Iron Golem made out of an exile shield, which gets all these fantastic auras on your minions: Fanatacism Thorns Defiance One of the druid spirit auras Also, you get your undead enemies piss weak from Sanctuary. Throw this in with curses and your necro will be a God. If you use an Act two merc, use the thorns armor. You won't get Sanctuary but you'll power your minions up even more with yet another aura. The best Act 2 to go for is probably might in this situation, as you already have thorns and defiance auras. Do you think going with Beast to power up minions is better than using a Arm of King Leoric? If the arm is better, another option would be to iron golemize Beast and put Bramble on a defiance merc. I'm also not sure if auras work on iron golemized items. Can someone clear that up?