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Tired of merc dying to meph

Discussion in 'Newcomer Forum' started by Orion241, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Orion241

    Orion241 IncGamers Member

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    Tired of merc dying to meph

    Ok so I started up again after 2 years. I made a meteorb sorc who I made to MF with to build some wealth. When MFing I do: countess, pits, andy, meph, shenk, eldritch, and pindle. I have no problems with anything but meph. Without my merc I can just moat trick and easily kill meph in under 30 seconds. My merc simply cannot handle meph even with 70-75 resistances. Even if I do moat trick he tries to attack anyway and sometimes gets meph to attack me! He's a liability basically, but I need him to tank for every other run I do. He uses tal's mask, insight, and shaftstop, keep in mind I'm still a bit poor. Anyone have any suggestions how I can deal with this hassle that ruins my otherwise flawless MF runs?

    My merc and I are both level **.
     
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    Inokis IncGamers Member

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    If you want your merc to survive you need to give him leech and poison damage reduce on meph. Also remember, mercs are reduce to 1/4 their effectiveness against bosses.
     
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    SirDooFuss IncGamers Member

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    He's already got 10% leech from the tals mask, and his resists are already at 70-75%. But, you can't leech from Nightmare or Hell Meph without Life Tap. Have you tried feeding him potions? Maybe sticking a Hwanin's hat on him for the +20 life regen?
     
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    I feed mine lots and lots of potions...but then I'm only doing Nightmare meph for now.
     
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    Those undead stygian dolls kill me right now in NM Durance and I can't figure out why!
    I can kill Meph no problem but getting there takes me forever cuz of those dolls! What do they do to me so fast that I can't stay alive???
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    at level ** u and ur merc shouldn't have any problems with meph. i used a ral'd andy's mask..i don't think shaftstop is a that good for a merc. try an up'd viper mage or something. also is the insight in a CV or eCV?:scratch:
     
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    cuz when u killed them,they explode and do a lot of damage

    I just teleport to mephisto and avoid all monster that way...
    I'm lvl 81 and I play without merc in mephisto runs: He can't do to me anything... My average mephisto run(hell) lasts 1min 40sec
     
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    tmilitti IncGamers Member

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    Whoa!!
    Sooo, that's why :rolleyes: ! Thanks - I never see them explode like those guys in the frigid highlands do with the humps on their backs.
    Now I know!
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    Are those explosions half physical damage and half fire?
     
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    Orion241 IncGamers Member

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    The insight is a bill for now. :/ I actually have an Insight CV stashed, but my merc needs more str to use it. I been hoping to find an Andy mask or Leviathan to put me at enough str, because the damage between the 2 insights is big.
     
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    Okay, there's the problem. it's taking too long to kill meph between your sorc and ur bill weilding merc, as he's taking too much poison and physical damage. if u have pul lying around, maybe trade for an andy's. also if you got some socketed armour, stick some strength gems/jewels/runes in them so ur merc can weild the insight CV. btw always feed ur merc a poison antidote potion before going after meph.
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