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Quick 'Doom' question

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by HolyHammer, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. HolyHammer

    HolyHammer IncGamers Member

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    Quick 'Doom' question

    I am building a Meteorb Sorc based on Sasja's guide.

    With HR's costing what they do now, I can afford to use an Act2 Defiance Merc with the Doom Runeword in a polearm. My big question is, what polearm weapon is best for a Merc Doom weapon? I am trading for a non-eth 5soc Cryptic Axe, will that work well?
     
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    kuafu IncGamers Member

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    No, you should try to get an eth weapon for your merc. Unless you're too rich, Doom deserves an eth base weapon due to the cost of all these HRs. 0os CA will get 5 sockets from Larzuk, same for eth Thresher.
     
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    HolyHammer IncGamers Member

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    Oh no, far from too rich! The trades I have in place now will deplete my little stash of HR's.

    Why ETH? The reduced STR req? Do ETH weapons do more damage?

    And are CA and Thresher the best choices as a base, or just the easiest to get with 5socs?
     
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    riTuaL IncGamers Member

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    Well, Mostly because of the increased damage on Ethereal weapons and the fact that mercenaries dont 'use up' durability points.

    PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, coz this is my first post ever :wink3:
     
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    dead on - eth will have lower stat requirements as well (may not matter for your merc though).

    I would recommend against CA or CV - even if eth. Look for something with faster WSM (even with the IAS of doom). I'd go for Giant Poleaxe, thresher or giant thresher - all eth again.

    -by the way; welcome to the forums.
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone! Now that I am getting a 5soc non-eth Cryptic Axe that I don't need, any suggestions on the best use for it?
     
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    Make an Obedience out of it, or just sell it.
     
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    Charsi, Drognan, Ormus, Lazurk, etc (you might be able to get a pgem out of it.) I don't bother with obediance unless its eth too. CA's and CV's are too slow anyway. There's no IAS on obediance, so the faster WSM is even more important. It might be worthy of Honor.
     

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