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Wich mercenary?

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  1. Flamme

    Flamme IncGamers Member

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    Wich mercenary?

    I've been thinking of changing out my amazon mercenary and heard the one in act 2 are good. When I click on the guy to hire them from I see some are offensive, some are defensive and some are combat. What is the difference between them and wich one is best? I play a bear druid if it matters.
     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    The good thing about the act 2 mercs is that they all have an aura of some sort, some more useful than others. This table should help you choose which one you would prefer:

    Normal:
    Combat = Prayer (life replenish)
    Defensive = Defiance (defense bonus)
    Offensive = Blessed Aim (attack rating bonus)

    Nightmare:
    Combat = Thorns (damage to attacker)
    Defensive = Holy Freeze (freezes opponent)
    Offensive = Might (damage bonus)

    Hell:
    Combat = Prayer (life replenish)
    Defensive = Defiance (defense bonus)
    Offensive = Blessed Aim (attack rating bonus)
     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    After a while the sounds the aura's make get on my nerves though so I'm often found to switch back.
    The offensive mercs just swear more.
     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    u can take most of them. offensive (nm) gives u greate dmg. defensive gives u awesome defense. blessed aim gives u fantastic ar (sometimes problem for bears).and also combat normal (prayer) aura is very suit for u cause u should have a lot of vitality, so its time enough to replenish it, expecially if u use 2h gear without shield is prayer useful for u (and minions?)...
     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    Also, there is no reason the hire a merc in Hell difficulty. As far as str/dex/life go, hiring in Normal is best, then NM, then Hell (though the difference is not that big). Only hire in NM if you want that aura, otherwise, hire in Normal only.
     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    Hmm, I never heard a merc swearing, except for "ouch" etc. However, a few undead moan "brains.... brains", probably a tribute to the Night of the Living Dead movie...



     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    Sorry, it was an incredibly lame attempt to a joke: he's "offensive" so therefor must be offending people a lot.



     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    Ah, stupid me, it must be my genes :whistling:
     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    Nah, as I said it was incredibly lame. :wave:



     
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    Re: Wich mercenary?

    Hearing a lame joke and getting a joke are two different issues :)
     

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