Wind Druid Hireling

Belas

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Wind Druid Hireling

I read few wind druid strategys, but authors forget about hirleings. So which wind druid hireling to hire?
 

junglejim

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I think that's because most guides here concentrate on the PvP aspects of character builds...

I like the Holy Freeze merc a lot (NM Act 2 Defensive merc). His freeze aura compliments the Hurricane in slowing down monsters.

I equip him with a Reaper's Toll, the Decrepify removes the PI aspect of most Hell monsters. This makes life a whole lot easier!

I haven't found a good helm for him yet.


Belas said:
I read few wind druid strategys, but authors forget about hirleings. So which wind druid hireling to hire?
 

Underseer

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I dunno. Holy freeze seems kinda redundant with what your wind druid is already doing. It seems to me the merc oughtta be doing something you're not. Besides, the holy freeze merc's ability is a pale shadow of a good hurricane. :)

Personally, I'm going with a prayer merc. I figure my wind druid is dependent on parties anyway, so I might as well bring a benefit to the party that isn't already being provided by everyone else, y'know? Between my Oak Sage and Prayer merc, I hope I can provide a nice defensive advantage to any group I hook up with.
 

junglejim

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That's a great idea!

The non-Act 2 mercs don't add much value to a Wind Druid since you're killing things too fast. However, I have heard that an Act 1 lightning merc can be handy if you give them +3 to skills.

Most of the Act 2 mercs are not that useful either since you're not hitting anything with your weapon and hopefully not much is hitting you.

The Holy Freeze seems to help regardless of Hurricane. I like the idea of the Prayer too. How much does this help you?
 

Bob_TheMadCow

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junglejim said:
The non-Act 2 mercs don't add much value to a Wind Druid since you're killing things too fast. However, I have heard that an Act 1 lightning merc can be handy if you give them +3 to skills.
They fixed that in 1.10, +3 skills on a roge merc no longer grants them that wierd lightning hose attack thing which I never liked in the first place.
 

Starkey

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I've always had success with might hirelings my wind druid is 86 in HC destroying everthing my merc uses toll reaper andys helm and archon lionheart armor i really want gullieames face for merc with 35% cb
 
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