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So I made a Doom.....defiance merc question/thoughts

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by lord_gerbik, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. lord_gerbik

    lord_gerbik IncGamers Member

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    So I made a Doom.....defiance merc question/thoughts

    So I just made myself a sexy *** ethereal Doom Cryptic Axe and intend to use it on my lvl90 mf sorc's merc. She has been using a Holy Freeze merc, but now I am going to switch to a Defiance merc, since Doom has the Holy Freeze aura already........here is my question:

    Is it worth the trouble of leveling up a Defiance merc hired in normal (from like lvl12 up to lvl90 where my sorc is now - that's a lot of lvling) and getting the lvl 18 aura or should I just take the easy road and hire the Defiance merc in Hell (who will have his aura capped at lvl16)?

    I've never used a Defiance merc before so I don't know how enormous the difference between a lvl16 aura and a lvl18 aura is..........any thoughts?

    Thanks for any input y'all may have...
     
  2. toader

    toader Banned

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    I would level him up, use cows and pinndle (let him kill all the cows and pinndles boys as he can)

    I dunno why you chose defiance, I would ALWAYS go with a might merc, very nice to have them kicking butt for you all the time. At lvl 90 you shouldnt need the defense too much anyways....but thats just my opinion.
     
  3. lord_gerbik

    lord_gerbik IncGamers Member

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    An interesting thought.....I guess I was gonna go with defiance of a couple reasons...

    1) I always use Might mercs, thinking of trying something different
    2) My sorc already does a boatload of damage on her own, and obviously might would do nothing for her directly....however the defiance aura would help her out directly....ya feel me?

    Like how much defense does defiance add at high levels? I have no experience with these guys.
     
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    Gorny Banned

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    I looked this earlier & thought about a might merc as well. With Doom , that's 2 great auras in one. But does the might aura affect a sorc's spell damage in addition to physical attack ?
     
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    lord_gerbik IncGamers Member

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    Well, that is the banana...might would have no affect on my sorc's damage. Hence the reason I was looking for other, perhaps more useful, auras.
     
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    I was pimping on my lvl 90 paladin with my lvl 90 defiance merc equipped with shael shael bonehew/3 socketed griz armor with ed jewels, tals mask.....

    He hardly ever died, he was god. So I thought i'd trade him in and get a might merc, big mistake the added damage isnt that much. Also he dies a lot!... Defiance/holy freeze would be really nice! or Defiance/might...
     
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    Gorny Banned

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    Exactly, if you are not a melee sorc then might would not be best for you. Defiance/Holy Freeze sounds better.
     
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    Defiance HF is the way to go...

    I can't tell you how much def you'll lose with the Norm/Hell Slvl difference because I don't know your base def but with Doom a Norm Merc will have a lvl20 Defiance (+260%) and a Hell Merc will have lvl18 (+240%)...

    It's up to you if it's worth it... I always like getting the Max from my mercs, but at that level, I don't think it's worth the effort. Hire one from Hell. With good gear you'd notice a minimal difference.
     
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    lord_gerbik IncGamers Member

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    Thanks for the input. I'm about to give a Hell Defiance merc a whirl and see what he has to offer.

    Oh, and I also used to have a link to a page that listed all the possible Mercenary names but I can't find it anymore. Does anyone have such a link? I'm picky with the names....
     
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    alainpp66 IncGamers Member

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    Get Pratham!!! He's also known as Pat :) and he'll never let you down.
     
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    If the merc is wearing doom then the -cold res on doom will ONLY boost the cold damage done by the merc himself, not the player in any way. The same thing goes for the -lightning res on crescent moon.
     
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    Si1enta5sa5sin IncGamers Member

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    might merc on sorcs is used to kill the element that you use immunes faster
     
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    I know a few a2-mercs "in person" as well :) Razan was the merc my gf used and I always laughed when I heard her talking to him with a very angry voice. "Razan!!", "Come on!!!!", "If you die again I will beat you up!!", "He died again!!! Aaargh!! You <censored>!!!</censored>". I think Leharas is my best "friend" of all those. I try to pick him every time I'm getting a merc.
     
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    Yah I agree, and I can tell you what a pain it is to level that Normal Defiance Merc. I did it with my paladin, and it was terrible.

    I say go for a Defiance Merc instead of a Might Merc though. A Defiance Merc stays MUCH better alive, especially against those archers. He also boosts your armor by quite a bit, so you should be slightly saver against those attacks too. Nothing too groundbreaking however.
     
  16. lord_gerbik

    lord_gerbik IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, I went ahead and hired one from Hell. He boosts my defense about 3.5 times what it normally is, and that's good enough for me. Hehe...

    Thanks to alainpp66 for posting up all the merc names. You rock.




    Oh, and I hired Durga.....ya know, Durga the Defiance Merc..........wheeeeeeee.
     
  17. festers50

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    I get Folcwald when ever I get an act5 merc, just so I can mis-pronounce his name :lol:
     

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