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The Mercmancer

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by zrk, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. zrk

    zrk IncGamers Member

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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
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  2. minuses

    minuses IncGamers Member

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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.
     
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    Kyonu IncGamers Member

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    Re: The Mercmancer

    Here's a challenge: Build something comparable without Enigma.
     
  4. blazon

    blazon IncGamers Member

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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 :)
     
  5. omgwtfbbqpwned

    omgwtfbbqpwned IncGamers Member

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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.
     
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    nurman IncGamers Member

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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.
     
  7. zrk

    zrk IncGamers Member

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    Re: The Mercmancer

    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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