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Someone explain to me...

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by chaka, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. chaka

    chaka IncGamers Member

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    Someone explain to me...

    Whats the big hub bub about aura's in Act 2 mercs? I have an A2 merc and I have always noticed the red flash after taking a portal but never gave it much thought until peeps were talking about a2 mercs auras in a public game the other day.

    So, what gives? Can some one just explain to me the Act2 merc aura's and how they work?


    Thanks
     
  2. PikachuMolester2003

    PikachuMolester2003 IncGamers Member

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    Ill just copy and paste this from the LoDencylopedia
    http://encyclopedia.diabloii.net/

    here goes,
     
  3. snowieken

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    An aura has an effect on party members, allies and minions in the vicinity. Paladins, for instance, have several aura's in their skill tree to choose from.

    Act 2 mercenaries have these aura's as well, and for that reason they are quite popular. Especially the act 2 mercenary in Nightmare difficulty, since he has the might aura.

    EDIT: No need to elaborate any further, I see! :)
     
  4. chaka

    chaka IncGamers Member

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    It's been awhile since I picked up fido from the pound. How can I tell which aura my little pet uses on me?
     
  5. snowieken

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    Since you said it flashes red, you probably have a blessed aim mercenary, an aura which will improve your attack rating.
     
  6. chaka

    chaka IncGamers Member

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    Well, since I'm a sorc I'm not getting any benefit out of an AR aura. But that's ok I guess. I'm maxed out on resists in hell. I don't think I need any special aura from my merc? So I guess this is a good choice because it helps the merc out. Is there a better option than what I have going on now?
     
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    Ok here goes:

    Normal/Hell Offense type=blessed aim
    Normal/Hell Defense type=defiance (good for a sorc)
    Normal/Hell Combat type=prayer

    Nightmare Offense type=might
    Nightmare Defense type=holy freeze (awesome for a sorc)
    Nightmare Combat type=thorns

    Hope this helps :).
     
  8. PikachuMolester2003

    PikachuMolester2003 IncGamers Member

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    I personally like the Holy freeze mercs. They slow stuff down for you to not constantly get overwhelmed by fast enemies.

    (the aura graphics are also in the LOD sncylopedia)
     

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