The Mercmancer

zrk

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The Mercmancer

The Mercmancer, Ultra high DPS merc that annihilates everything!

Skills:

20 Corpse explosion
20 Golem mastery
1 Decrep
1 Iron golem
Rest bone armor & bone wall & bone prison

Stats:

Enough for items str&dex, rest vita

Gear:

20 fcr circlet with fun adds(necro skills, res, etc)
15+ fcr amu with fun adds(necro skills, res, etc)
Faith bow(great bow for low dex)
Enigma
Trang gloves
Arach
2 Soj's
Treks

Use Pride Iron golem.

Inventory p&b skillers, resist charms, mana charms. All with life preferably.
http://i50.tinypic.com/e1f9fn.jpg

Merc:

Always Nightmare Act 2 Merc with:

Botd War Pike
60 Ias armor(with high ED and resists preferably)
Guillaume 15 Ias(with high ED preferably)
http://i47.tinypic.com/2zqtx4z.jpg

Alternative(less DPS, more CB and stronger CE):
Infinity Colossus Great Poleaxe
60 Ias armor(with high ED and resists preferably)
Guillaume 15 Ias(with high ED preferably)
http://i46.tinypic.com/72eih0.jpg

Other fun setups:

Eth Tomb Reaver(15/40 15/40 Lo), Fortitude, Guillaume 15/40
http://i50.tinypic.com/w7dbsy.jpg
Eth Tomb Reaver(Lo Lo Lo), 60/160 armor, Guillaume 15/40
http://i49.tinypic.com/2vj7y9j.jpg

Strategy:
Cast amp, Let merc kill monsters, then blow everything up! Owns Players 8 Chaos:


Proof that DPS is higher than on Frenzy barb!
Merc necro damage(damage*DS*Amp to 30% phys res monster)
11012*1.15*(1.7/0.7)=30755 damage
DPS: 30755*25/4=134500

frenzy barb:damage*DS*ED*decrep to 30% phys res monster)
493*1.91*17.92*(1.2)=16874*(1.2)=20249 damage
DPS: 20249*25/5=101244
Merc does 33% more DPS than frenzy barb, Incredible!

Cheap version!
Gear
Eth thresher obedience
andy 15 ias
treachery

Comparison to other cheap builds
merc ED: 1(base) +.60 (lvl 26 jab) + 2.3 (str with andy) + 2.5(might lvl 22)=6.4
eth thresher obedience: (76.5*1.5*4.7 * 6.4 + 600)*25/4.5=22509 DPS, to 30% res monster with amp 22509*1.7=38265 DPS

Compare that to level 30 skels, with lvl 23 might, who do
a distributed(not concentrated on one monster)5365.2*1.7=9120 DPS

Lvl 32 bone spear with maxed synergies(to 25% res monsters, 10 frame cast)
2930*0.75*25/10=5494 DPS

Lvl 32 poison nova(to 30% res monster, 87% lower res, 25% poison damage)
4200*1.25*(0.7+0.87)/2=4121 DPS
 
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minuses

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Re: The Mercmancer

Merc and ce alone is not really that great compared to getting summons. I would not always rely on merc do kill a corpse and doing corpse explosion. Its way more effective making the necro summon/ce with the regular cookie cutter infinity merc.
 

blazon

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Re: The Mercmancer

While I generally would agree with you, minuses, the merc with this setup does such ridiculous damage he'd be able to get you a corpse faster than any combination of summons could. He might even be able to one-hit PIs :)
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

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Re: The Mercmancer

This build simply demonstrates that as long as you invest into CE and actively use it, any Bowmancer, Meleemancer, Daggermancer, etcNoveltymancer cannot call themselves anything but a CEMancer.
 

nurman

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Re: The Mercmancer

Like anyone gets the wealth to do something like this. Also merc damage done and received is reduced vs bosses. That's not good.
 

zrk

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Re: The Mercmancer

Merc and ce alone is not really that great compared to getting summons. I would not always rely on merc do kill a corpse and doing corpse explosion. Its way more effective making the necro summon/ce with the regular cookie cutter infinity merc.
This build simply demonstrates that as long as you invest into CE and actively use it, any Bowmancer, Meleemancer, Daggermancer, etcNoveltymancer cannot call themselves anything but a CEMancer.
No, it is not just a demonstration that CE + anything can work. In fact quite the opposite, it is demonstration of the BY FAR the highest damage non-CE tool that the necromancer has in his disposal(except possibly high level poison nova), see my recent edit in the poor-man section for comparison to damage output of other builds(though yes, it is reasonable to combine merc mancer with some other skill for even more power, though not strictly necessary given the scale of the DPS differeences)



 
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