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Why does my Merc suck?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Endzeit, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Endzeit

    Endzeit IncGamers Member

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    Why does my Merc suck?

    Yeah, that's the question.

    My lvl 71 PvM Sorc has just started Hell with her lvl 64 Holy Freeze merc.
    He has 1100 life, 230-410 dmg, 1500 def and all resistances at 19%.
    OK, he lacks some great equipment (because I never found any), but he does a decent deal of damage, yet he can't be my tank at all - if only two or three opponents are attacking him simultaneously, he dies within a few seconds.

    Are there mercs that can take more blows without dying?
    This way, I can't see myself ever finishing Hell which is pretty frustrating...
     
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    [FLS]prozerran IncGamers Member

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    lvl 64 merc is really low level for Hell and you have no good equipments for him. Not only he's not hitting often enough, and also he's being hit more, AND he's not leeching much in hell difficulty.

    Get him to lvl 75+ and try again.
     
  3. melianor

    melianor D3 Wizard Moderator

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    damage is way too low.... def looks okay. resists are too low. go back to NM and lvl him up to your lvl. Life looks okay.

    Crappy equipment will make your merc die alot.
    I think i posted you some ideas in your last merc post ;)

    Always keep him at your lvl and try to get hold of some of those items

    Rockstopper is rather cheap. a bonehew or reaperstoll with moderate ED can be had for pgems.

    Duriels Shell is a nice armor, also when upgraded, since it gives good def and resists.
     
  4. Endzeit

    Endzeit IncGamers Member

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    The problem is that it takes forever to level him up; he doesn't get too many EPs for the opponents in Nightmare.

    Considering the equipment, I am afraid I can't help that since I don't play online, so I cannot trade with other people...

    But thanks a bunch, guys!
     
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    Runewords Malice = Ith+El+Eth and Strength = forgot which runes :) but is as cheap as Malice. These are good for merc if you cant get any high dmg uniqs in your hands.

    Put one of those into elite polearm and you have decent weapon there.

    Keep eye on those rares too. Some of them has very high ED% and some other nice modes.

    Definetly more resists in hell diff.

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    Endzeit IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, that might help.
    I just downloaded RuneWizard, a nifty little tool.
    I'm not that much into "Scientific Diablo" yet, so all this runestuff, crafted items and such are amazing and new to me.

    Right now, my merc and I play the first two waypoints of Act I in Hell over and over again, and I am lvl 73, he is lvl 72. He seems to be strong enough actually, he only lacks the equipment.

    Well, it's just a matter of time.

    Have a great day, folks!
     

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