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Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

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  1. Oblivious

    Oblivious IncGamers Member

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    Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    I have recently got a BA merc on my Strafer and I have found out a weird thing happening on my LCS.

    Without the merc's Aura I have around 6k AR
    When the merc switches his aura on I have ~6.9k
    BUT
    sometimes when I do a quick weapon switch the AR reaches 11k and then drops again to 6.9k

    Is this normal ? I am a bit dissapointed by the merc only adding ~900 AR

    Any fixes ?
     
  2. Drystan

    Drystan IncGamers Member

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    Re: Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    Not sure, however, are you sure you need a BA merc? ~7k AR is enough for most of Hell, and your level is already at/above most monster levels, meaning your ChanceToHit isn't penalised by being too far below their level.
    Plus, if you add a couple of extra sources of AR, it'll boost it as well. IMO, a might would make her one demon slaying machine.
     
  3. Oblivious

    Oblivious IncGamers Member

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    Re: Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    I am aware of the benefits of a Might Merc, I had one for a long time. He goes well together with Fortitude.

    All I'm trying to do is figure out why that happens.
     
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    Jaedhann IncGamers Member

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    Re: Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    What's on your weapon switch? Any item that gives +AR?



     
  5. Oblivious

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    Re: Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    CtA+Lidless
     
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    Cwicseolfor IncGamers Member

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    Re: Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    I might be wrong, but based on your Frozen Arrow's AR, it would seem correct that normally with your BA merc your Strafe AR (i.e. normal AR) is about 6K or so.

    Do you have another +% AR source somewhere? Not +AR, has to be +%. Penetrate? Though I'm not sure how penetrate stacks (multiplicatively or cumulatively).

    I'd reckon the incorrect figure is your AR without the BA merc. There's little other explanation as to why your FA would add so much AR (but BA would only add 900) when its bonus is only about equal to that of BA. Likely when you weapon switch the game recalculates AR, considers this incorrect AR, and then omits it.

    Edit: Or, you know, whatever CtA+Lidless means. :yes:
     
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    Re: Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    Blessed Aim overwrites Penetrate due to Blizz not realizing that they use the same state to give the ar% bonus. Also note that any ar% from the bow&xbow skills does not work, even though the LCS displays it working (same for Plague Javelin).
     
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    Re: Question regarding BA merc and Strafer

    Thank you RTB :)
    Back to the old and tested Might+Demon Limb combination then !
     

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