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Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Surprentis, May 19, 2008.

  1. Surprentis

    Surprentis IncGamers Member

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    Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    Ive read guides yada yada but i wanna know what you uber *** *****es out there use and use them well because i see them never die no matter were the hell they bring them.

    Thank you

    Surprentis
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    e-gaze (for LEECH! & dr..)
    e-fort or g-bane (for damage or iDR)
    e-Obedience or e-Insight (a decent poker is a must)
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    another nice option for armor is CoH and wep is infinity.
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    I liked ral'ed e-andy better as helm for the strength. Some of those pokers are so heavy!

    I wouldn't recommend CoH though as they have maxed resists with fort. Conviction is pretty rare, and if they get lower resist'ed they'd probably die anyway due to the next curse (IM).
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    I think it's just leveling yourself really high. My vita light sorc who's merc wears dream, fortitude and infinity never dies except by IM ( yes, no life leech :shocked: ) while the merc of my ES light sorc dies from time to time at travincal runs for example running allmost the same setup on her merc except using an andy helm instead of dream. The difference between the two is that my vita light sorc is at a higher level.
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    It depends but on my old sorc I had a non eth elite polearm I made insight in, non eth shaftstop and non eth gaze. He was almost invincible to melee attacks but could die rather easily to elemental attacks.

    My current light sorc's merc is using ral'd andys, e-buged forti (sacred armor), and was it non eth tresher infinity. That merc rarely dies to anything except IM or when I make a huge misstake :azn:
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    Council's Hydras are bugged, they do much more dmg to mercs than they are supposed to. Only the best mercs would survive...
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    you cannot beat a delerium helm for a sorc merc...

    The ctc confuse goes off often and makes everything very safe.
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    Yep, for pure crowd control, Delerium is simply the best. It can make any build viable, in my opinion (which is why I seldom use Delerium... I want to be viable because of my own planning, effort, and skillful playing... not because I chose a certain helm). Reaper's Toll is probably the best here too, but there are so many great weapon choices that offer other benefits.

    I also agree with Gabrielle that a high level really makes a difference... from my experience, once you get about 4-5 levels higher than the monsters you're facing, your merc will suddenly become a much better tank.



     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    Its not a matter of being bugged, so much as IIRC they do not receive the 1/6 PvP penalty that a character does, so they essentially do 6x the damage to the merc then to you, or basically their normal damage.

    As for the topic, there is no ultimate setup, and thats that. Everyone likes something different.



     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    what exactly does PvP penalty have to do with the council?
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    I believe this is a pertinent question. :laughing:

    I also believe that AgentMarth was meaning to refer to the "damage bonus" that certain monsters allegedly get against mercenaries... this bonus is even mentioned somewhere on ArreatSummit, if I remember correctly, but basic testing seems to have proven it's often a myth.

    For example, act bosses are supposed to get a 10x bonus against mercs... so how often does an act boss remove ~50 life from you in an attack vs. removing ~500 life from your merc? It sure seems to me that an Act boss can often remove 50 life from a character, but a 500 damage hit against a merc seems a lot more rare.


    I can't say for certain whether the hydras are bugged though... I never tried to figure it out, and don't remember reading about it before now. My inclination is to believe that the reason the merc gets spanked is because his AI isn't that good at realizing "wait - there's 4 hydra's blasting the heck out of me... I should avoid these hits."



     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    I'm really liking my light Sork's setup.
    [Holy Freeze]
    Darksight (ctc Dim Vision, CBF, some resists)
    Treachery (ctc Venom/Fade, 45% ias)
    Reaper's Toll (ctc Decrepify, ITD)

    I haven't thought about it enough to burn a socket on the helm or weapon yet. I'll probably go with shaels, or maybe a LO in the helm if I was rolling in runes. The gloams and Oblivion Knights really chew him up, but he's pretty much immune to everything else.

    As far as ultimate weapon goes, I'm pretty sure you're never going to beat Infinity as a sorc's best friend. After that, it almost doesn't even matter what you stick in the other equipment slots. If I had the riches I'd go with the setup that mephistophelez posted.
     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    what's expensive about a gaze, gladiators-bane and an e-Obedience? the armor and helm certainly don't need to be eth.

    ok, getting a nice eth wep to stick Obedience in might cost a little, but 5sox e-polearms are a lot cheaper than 4sox ones.....



     
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    Re: Whats the ultimate pieces for your act 2merc to cover your sorc ***?

    Man, I really blew it earlier. I thought I read "e-infinity!" I should have remembered that this man is dupe free!

    Getting a Ethereal polearm for Obedience is as simple as running some areas for any old Eth Cryptic Axe. 5 sockets and huge damage for some cheap runes. I had a e-thresher "Obedience" that easily hit around 990 on the weapon.

    So, to correct myself, the setup Mephistophelez posted is both affordable and very uber.


     

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