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What is the best armor/helm setup for Act2 merc in your opinion? d

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  1. Cozmo

    Cozmo IncGamers Member

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    What is the best armor/helm setup for Act2 merc in your opinion?

    Right now, I have him using shaftstop and Vamp's gaze. Can I do better?
     
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    It depends on the character and your playstyle. I´d probably prefer Guillaume´s Face paired with either Iceblink, Duress or one of the unique armors with Cannot Be Frozen.
     
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    That is one of the best defensive setups for questing. It's also the best for running Meph (DR is very important, because act bosses do greatly increased physical damage to mercs and minions).
    For some specific situations, there are other better setups. For example Guardian Angel is good when your merc is dying to elemental damage too much...
    Also offensive setups could be sometimes better...
    For example Guillaum's Face and Duress.
    Some people uses +skills to get their auras stronger (Shako or Delirium, CoH)


    It depends on your build and it depends if you want him to kill better or tank better...
     
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    I like GFace and eth Duress on my mercs. A few pokes and the boss' life is greatly reduced, and I just finish it off with whatever attack I'm using.
     
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    Cozmo IncGamers Member

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    Good to know. Thanks!
     
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    What char is this merc supposed to be working for? That matters a bit in the setup. If you're just using him for auras and taking hits in tele, then shaft and gaze are perfection. If you actually need him to kill stuff reliably though, you may need somemore power. Maybe a fort and something with a bit more leech. Andy's or Crown of Thieves. Andy's can help with the str for those eth cv's too. Just ral it and it's good to go.
    Honorable mention: Tal Mask and Duriels Shell. This setup was my savior in early ladder.
     
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    I'm just running pits right now until I round out my sorc's gear, so I think his setup is fine right now. Once I get the rest of Tal's set and some other pieces, I may start running Baal.
     
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    I find the ctc confuse on delirium really helpful. That and duress maybe. Again, depends on playstyle and char.
     

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