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The Ultimate Merc Helper - Golden!

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by sanddemon, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. sanddemon

    sanddemon IncGamers Member

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    The Ultimate Merc Helper - Golden!

    Alright here's the idea and premise.

    I want to make a goldfind char with a goldfind merc who can help the merc kill the fastest. So gear is essentially out of the question just because it'll all be goldfind. Act2 Merc will have Bonehew socketed with Lem, so damage won't be out of the question.

    So what's the best build to make this possible?

    My idea is maxxing Enchant/FM/Warmth and using Static/Telekensis to stun and drop life of monsters.

    Is just the better idea to make a cleric paladin with conviction?

    Help a new sorc out with ideas
    -SandDemon
     
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    negator IncGamers Member

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    if it suits your tastes, a necro is great for this. i'm talkin about cursing here.
     
  3. sanddemon

    sanddemon IncGamers Member

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    You mean using amplify? What do you do while you wait?
    The reason I mentioned the sorc and paladin is because both have something to aid the merc directly and indirectlly. The curses help indirectly but what do you do while you wait - dont want to take the kill because then the goldfind isnt as high although i guess it might be faster.

    Ideas?
     
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    Superhal IncGamers Member

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    i can't think of a way to make a merc kill nearly as fast as a player. a5 barbs attack the fastest, but even if he killed everything in one hit, a player would make more kills in a shorter amount of time.

    no matter what, i very much doubt any merc would make up the difference through gf % alone.
     
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    untested but demon machine + act1 fire merc + enchant?

    exploding piercing enchanted fire arrows might kill fast
     
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    Act1 mercs can only use bows.
     
  7. melianor

    melianor D3 Wizard Moderator

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    I dont think letting a Merc do all the Goldfinding job will be faster than having a Sorc equipped with all Goldfind equipment and still killing faster.

    % extra Gold equipment:
    100% perfect Crown of Thieves
    80% perfect Goldwrap
    300% (!) Wealth Runword
    75% Tarnhelm
    160% perfect Gheeds
    70% perfect Infernostride
    200% Chance Guards
    2-247% Blade Of Ali Baba
    41-80% suffix Rare Amulets(17), Circlets(17)
    Charms:
    MC Suffix +5-22%
    GC Suffix 10-40% (takes to much space i think)
    SC Suffix 5-10%
    LEM into ALL possible sockets!
    4xLEM socket Monarch!

    You could also equip your Merc with any ofthis Goldfind stuff since he will also kill good inbetween your own kills. Using both your char and Merc will be alot fater though and give you more gold in the end, than if you just let your Merc do the kills ;)
    Even without any +skills gear any Sorcbuild of your choice could pull this off, since all you have to do is find an area thats monsterinfested and kill your way through.
     
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    Superhal IncGamers Member

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    the problem with all mercs is not how fast they attack. they are hardcoded to make a "decision" (attack, move, etc.) once every x seconds. so the majority of their time is spent waiting to make the next decision.

    no matter how fast your merc attacks or kills, they can't get around the decision time.

    also, the fastest possible goldfind has always been to open chests, preferably in full games. so, barbs have the advantage with dual wielded, double lem ali babas.

    but, as you know, tp'ing is faster than walking, so a definite advantage for a sorc there. maybe there's a staff with more goldfind than baba + 4 lem shield.
     
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    melianor D3 Wizard Moderator

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    Ali Baba +4xLEM Shield is the highest you can get.
    Unique Staves with +% Gold do not exist.
    Also no unique Orbs or Sorcerss set staves with +% Gold on them.

    Doing this with a Merc all the way would definitly be too slow. Chest are a good pointer Superhal :thumbsup:
     
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    wat about a kuko then?
     
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    Hmm

    Ok, well what should be my skills?
    I'd like to still make an Enchantress just because then i can help rush my friends from 1-20.

    So what skills should I shoot for?
    20 enchant
    20 fire mastery
    20 warmth
    1 teleport
    1 static
    ...what else?
    Inferno, Firewall, another fire spell?
    Or another element?

    Any ideas?
     
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    melianor D3 Wizard Moderator

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    Your Enchantsetup sounds good sofar. Firewall might okay, forget about Inferno though, although you are melee you will not like to stand around too much getting hit.
    A good support would be Frozen Orb for example or one fo those cold armors.

    Here are some links to really worthwhile and indepth Enchantress builds:
    http://www.rpgforums.net/showthread.php?t=129944
    http://forums.rpgforums.net//showthread.php?t=135155
     
  13. luuuucifer

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    A good place to see ridicious amounts of gold being dropped would be hell travincial.

    But then again, you'll probably have to help your merc out there...
     

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