Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

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Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

me and a friend want to start duo baaling for items, But since hes a sorc we will have a problem with magic immune mobs, I need advice for merc gear percifically for baaling, I have an andys face, duriels shell and runes for insight but is there better items i should be going for? i want this merc to self survive without me to keep handing it pots ever 30 seconds, Im also wondering does an act 5 merc hold any credibility agasint an act 2 merc? id like to try somthing diffrent but as i said, i want a merc to survive alone.

Tips appreciated.
 

Shanksie1337

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

I run Baal alot on my hdin, and after playing about with different setups I've settled on:
Might merc
Andys Face
Treachery
Obedience
he attacks fast, has decent CB, some DR, good resists and does ~9k dmg using an non eth base weapon.

and when i can afford it / can be bothered I'm going to upgrade to:
Guillaumes Face
eForti
eBoTD

but i do 2 man baal runs, like you do, and Ilhan has no problems surviving and killing wave 2, I'd not use an Insight when you have redemption / pots. About the only "need" for Insight is for lots of teleporting, but you can either use a pot, or stop when low on mana, kill and redeem.

I assume the sorcs merc will use insight - infact I assume the sorc will kill the magic immunes that the hdin will struggle with. Magic Immune does NOT mean Fire / Cold / Lightning Immue - so the sorc should massacre the Magic Immunes for you with ease.
 

DH Amazon

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

Act2 might merc with
Reaper's Toll (shael)
Blackhorn's face (ias jool), makes merc almost immune to souls
Tal armor (ias jool), resist and magic damage reduced keep him alive against act3 hydras.
 

RealmOftheWolf

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

I nearly always use act 2 merc's as there pretty much walking auras.

I use Act 2 Prayer merc with
Insight
Vamp gaze
Duress

I usually use holy bolt on wave 2.
 

simpe

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

Act 2 merc
Infinity/Insight (infinity is damn expensive)
Fortitude
Andys face

Works for me
 

minuses

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

Use act 2 defiance merc with
andys ral or 30 fire resist/15 ias(if you can)
eth bugged fort(socketing armor with cube improves defense)
eth insight cv or ca but I prefer ca
 
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TurtleBay

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

I think that you may misunderstand what magic immune means. Magic immune monsters are immune to your hammers, but should not be immune to any sorceress spell unless they have another immunity.

That being said, one of you should have a defiance merc with an ebugged runeword armor and an insight. The other should go for damage with a prayer or holy freeze merc with obedience in an eth, treachery and andy's face (ral).
 

zrk

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

Why are you guys suggesting defensive mercs against immunes..? Might is the obvious choice. And with reapers, the defensive capabilities will be awesome anyway(in addition to being the highest damage option).
 

Shanksie1337

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

Yeah, I dunno there is a need for a "tank" merc, the Hdin might not be able to do much damage to the Magic Immunes (use Holy Bolt) he certainly can do any tanking that's required.

I've just traded for an Eth Thresher, and my merc is doing almost 3-13k damage with good IAS and CB :).
 

SeCKSEgai

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Re: Need merc advice. (hammerdin)

Act 2 merc
Infinity/Insight (infinity is damn expensive)
Fortitude
Andys face

Works for me
That's basically what I use depending on the character - hdins and bone necros get insight, my sins and other casters get infinity. Aura is either holy freeze or might - depends on if I use corpses or want the added offense for merc. Defiance also works well in with an ebugged fort, but generally overkill unless strictly running bosses.


 
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