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What to socket into my merc's weapon?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by Wolfgard, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Wolfgard

    Wolfgard IncGamers Member

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    What to socket into my merc's weapon?

    What is the best gem/rune to socket into my merc's weapon? I'm a skellimancer and my merc is the offensive might merc from Act2 Nm.
     
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    gvandale IncGamers Member

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    what's his gear?

    generally you would socket it with an amn, but if you have a good leeching helmet and a leeching weapon, shael works too.

    list gear for a better answer.

    fluffy g
     
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    I saw Gvandale's post in which he suggests to socket a merc's Bonehew with Shael and Amn. Will the Shael help the merc hit faster (break some frame rates and such) ? My barb's merc uses Bonehew, but since I only have one Bonehew, I'm reluctant to socket it, so I want to be absolutely sure of what to socket with. The merc has Tal's helm, but I find he could use some more leech, so I don't dispute the Amn. I was just wondering if the Shael will make a difference?

    Edit: The merc armor is Duriel's Shell. It gives him life, defense, maxes his resists in hell, he cannot be frozen, and, very importantly, gives him 15 strength so he can actually use the Bonehew. Tal's is there for the leech, but also gives him life and 15 to all resists.
     
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    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    Fluf is correct with the shael/amn combo...and I use it that way with my 3 Bonehew's for my merc's.

    HoSv1
     
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    gvandale IncGamers Member

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    Senior HOSV1, please refer to me by my appropro name...FLUFFY, not fluff.

    thank you and good day.

    fluffy g
     
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    Wolfgard IncGamers Member

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    My merc is using Tomb Reaver (1 socket), Tal Rasha's Helm (haven't found anything good yet), Bramble or an upgraded Rattlecage for boss runs. So, Amn (life leech) is better than Shael(speed)?

    Hmm, shouldn't have sold away my bonehew. I couldn't find a way to make him strong enough to use it. Didn't thought of Duriel's Shell!
     
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    amn the weapon. i am from the school that says
    fluffy g loves his merc staying alive.
     

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