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What merc for Barb?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by thetriadbeast, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. thetriadbeast

    thetriadbeast Diabloii.Net Member

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    What merc for Barb?

    For a Barb, what would be the ideal mercenary and why?
    Also, what type of gear would be best for that said mercenary?
     
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    DH Amazon Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    Hard to say which is ideal without knowing your build and your items. Rogue with Fana aura or Act2 might merc are both good.
    Avoid any cold damage if you are gold-finding barb.


    Basic (cheap) setup that works. Surely high end runewords give little more, but not that much.

    Act 2 might merc (gives damage aura)

    Reaper's Toll weapon (gives Decrepify curse, boost damage even more, gives life leech so Guillaume helmet can be used, that curse also removes some PI, so berserk are not needed so often)

    Guillaume helmet (gives crushing blow and 15% deadly strike)

    Threachery armor (fade gives max resist for merc and 15% damage reduced and 45 ias gives nice attack speed for merc)



     
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    thetriadbeast Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    What if it were say, a frenzy focused barb?
     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    If you're conc or berserk you might want to go for a rogue with Faith, else go with what DH said.
     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    Pride with an Act 2 Mercenary works also. Remember, if you use Faith, you'll need an Act 1 Mercenary, meaning that you won't get the Act 2 Mercenary bonus aura.
     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    If you are making a frenzy barb with the ubers in mind, don't get reliant on a merc--whatever you have will die in a hurry. The larger point being, you should be fine without a merc. I'd focus any extra resources on improving your gear and forget about spending anything on a merc. A barb--especially one that can do ubers, which frenzy barbs can--doesn't need one.

    JEB90
     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    pure damage build = act 2 nm might merc with pride. or act 1 rouge with hydra faith depend on ur need.
     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    Act I Rogue = Lust in The Monastery
    Act II = Interacial Dessert Grind
    Act V = Brokeback Harrogath

    Take your pick. :)
     
  9. thetriadbeast

    thetriadbeast Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    That was just...
    Nasty.
    Lol.


     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    In order of higher damage to lower damage, the choices are
    act 1 brand merc(Very unstable!!)
    act 2 reapers might merc
    act 2 pride might merc
     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    Those are all very good.

    Wrath bow rogue was very good too while I used tele-barb. Without tele, she will shoot wrong monsters.



     
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    Re: What merc for Barb?

    If you're looking for a little extra speed and/or AR, get yourself an act 1 merc with a Faith bow. Otherwise, odds are an act 2 merc would be your best bet.
     

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