MageChick said:I don't recommend decking out your merc in MF gear. If you can get a little extra from a merc, cool, but overdoing it will mean he never kills anything. He kills with your MF% applied already and that's enough. But your mercs MF does not get applied to you.
... 1404...with the stuff i mentioned earlier ... my previous post...not sure if u can get any higher...without hacking...MageChick said:^- that's what I said.
I can't remember the exact number. If search around a bit you can find the old thread that discussed it. Look for a MF guide or something like that. You can get about 1200+ MF between you and your merc. But as stated, it doesn't really help with getting better drops. 1200%MF vs. 600%MF would only get you a few % better drops - but of course your killing time will increase by at least an order of magnatude and your survivability will really suffer. There's a diminishing returns formula that limits the effectiveness of MF starting about 200%. By 400% their is virtually no increase.
Given the choice between a blizzard sorc with 1000% MF or a lightning/infinity sorc with 150%, I'd choose lightning every time.