Old Topic: Beast or Not I hesitated a bit before posting this thread. You can see there's a similar thread on this same thread. I'd been blamed on before for spamming the forum with new threads. However the other thread refers to single player and doesn't really overlap with the stuff I will talk about. Beast runeword and the Fanaticism Aura are just too tasty for a summoner to miss. First of all, I'll not give up my wand for a beast runeword weapon. So I have to use my merc. Someone suggests give the Act 2 Merc a Beast weapon and you will have two Auras stacked together. WOW. But, Beast is only for Sceptor, Hammer and Axe. And I don't think Act 2 Merc's use those weapons. Is Poleaxe an Axe??????? If Act 2 Merc can't use Beast runeword, how about Act 5 Barb Merc?