Smiter Merc

ProfessionalBerg

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Re: Smiter Merc

In PvP, the merc does not matter - he will die anyway.

In Uber Trist, the merc is rather a problem than a help - he attracts unwanted attention and can do stupid things.
 

Alecz

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Smiter Merc

How about when leveling? (if you have to level alone)

You do need to reach Act 5 hell and level your Smiter to go do the ubers, so I think an Act 1 or 3 merc would help with range support. Probably Act1 are the best since you're gonna have Fanaticism anyway. Put a Kuko for lower difficulties (normal and NM) on a cold rogue, and you're be glad u did!

Not sure how the rogue would do in Uber... never tried it, but she shouldn't attract too much attention, she'll just keep you some company :D

also see: http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=654507
 

Alecz

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Smiter Merc

I just tried an act 3 cold merc. In the river of flame, hell.

He was level 75, Vipermagi, Spirit sword, lidless, 15 res all helm. He had max resists, some 3k defense (with his cold armor).

Conclusion: HE SUCKS!

Too many cold immunes... he gets mobbed and dies.
To many ranged attackers... he dies.
He doesn't cast very fast even if he has 76 FCR.

I think I'm gonna try a cold rogue, or some Act 2 merc (defiance, HF, might come to mind)
 
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