To turn on Merc's aura

halohalo

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To turn on Merc's aura

Is it not annoying to wait for your merc to activate his aura? :(

I do pindle->eld->shenk->baal runs, and once I had him not turn on his aura until the worldstone chamber. I suspect it has to do something with his defense rating, for that was the first run after his defense doubled from 3k to 6k. after removing high def armor and putting on normal stuff, he turned on his aura relatively earlier.

I don't know if there is a hidden shortcut to turning on his aura. How do you all manage this stuff?
 

alainpp66

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I just get him into a big Pile of monsters so he's forced to make more decisions... It's usually something like a 6% chance for him to activate it so just keep him in Combat Situations.... If the monsters are too hard, I like bringing him to the Cold Plains and finding a Fallen Camp.
 

Backdoor Bandit

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Yup, that's always best. Take him to some monsters and just let him take a couple swings. Sometimes it works first try, sometimes he might need to smack them 5-6 times.

-Backdoor Bandit
 

toader

Banned
I kinda noticed it had something to do with how tough mosters are he is fighting, or how much he is getting his butt kicked.

His aura turns on REALLY fast if hes getting whacked on, but if you run him around in act 1 normal, it may never come on.
 

halohalo

Diabloii.Net Member
I agree with toader, and that's why I mentioned defense rating. I think turning on the aura has something to do with how often the merc is being hit.

I'll have to have him naked and try if it does any good.
 

redalert

Diabloii.Net Member
Sometimes I just make a tp and go back to town. I jump back into my tp and right away he'll have aura on after he takes his first jab. Doesn't always work though - drives me crazy too. I think that they need to make the auras more reliable...
 

Pent

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my necro has no problems with this
it always comes on when I raise skeles and kill pindles friends
and then I continue on my other runs
but I ditched my necro since then for a sorceress for MF, I can't believe how much faster I am, and mephisto dies in a few hits O_O
 
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