What to socket in a Bonehew to make a Merc happy I just found a perfect Bonehew Ogre Axe in US East, SC, Non-ladder. The sad but true thing is that I only found it because I ran away from Pindle and his buddies through the escape hatch in the back when they got too tough for me. All the same, it seems like a mighty nice boom-stick for a merc with its stats as: Bonehew - Ogre Axe Damage 117 to 609 50 Durability 195 Str Required 75 Dex Required Item Level: 72 Clvl Req: 64 +(320)% Enhanced Damage +30% Increased Attack Speed Level 14 Corpse Explosion (30 Charges) 50% Chance to cast level 16 Bone Spear on striking Prevents Monster Healing Socketed (2) Edit: I don't know how much use the bone spear has as far as killing power, but it is pretty neat. I'm trying it out on a merc and I paniced when I saw spears flying until I realized they were his. Too bad a merc can't activitate the corpse explosions, too. I was thinking that, since the strength requirement is so high, that a Hel might let one of my mercs use it nice and early, but is that a good idea, and if so, what else? Shael? Amn? Maybe I am better off trading it, but it would be nice to use some elites for a change. This isn't the sort of toy that a character build could be built around, is it?