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Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by themightyevil on Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:14 am

Still playing through the game, and picking a merc is so much more difficult in Median, since they are all sooo good Razz....Which do you use and why? Just looking for some reasons to suade me to use a merc, since I cant decide Very Happy.

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by Str0b3l on Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:45 am

Exemplar A2:
This is the Merc you want for ranged chars or casters.
He is tanky and uses retaliate to knock back everything so things gets out of your way.
Give him some cheap items that keep debuffing the enemys so that the Merc becomes crazy support:

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Cham Boots: Shower of Rocks on attack
Belt: Unique Heavy belt for Sor on kill, Vith Belt for 10% dr and def or craft belt with desintegrate on attack for massive magic dmg
Helm: Yul helm for miasma on attack

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by taem on Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:20 am

Depends on your build mostly. You want one that will compliment you well, and when you start doing the harder ubers, you might not want one at all because you'll be blasting through gold raising them every time you go to town.

Typically, I try and get melee merc with my melee toons because they can take a hit when I tank, whereas a caster or bowazon always dies immediately when I enter the fray as melee. As caster, another caster with an element you don't use works well to clear a screen. As a summoner, priestess heals summons and she stays safe behind them so works well together. Those are just some examples. If you're looking for the "best" choice, well there is none, so just pick one that compliments your specific build and you will be happy.

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by MrBlackZ on Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:32 pm

I think A3 mercs seem OK, great def, good element damage, cold with cool slow, fire with fire damage and inner fire, lightning with flash cast speed and multiple hit skills. Since they have high def and never jump in the field directly, they die even little than you, so you won't have to pay the world to revive them all the time, which you often face when hiring other mercs
A5 mercs are good too, great combat, but die fast if you set players to 8.
Anyway, mercs are just choices for early game, for playing through, not late game. So just choose a suitable one for rushing through the game (i recommend A3 mercs, whichever you want), then dive into the world of ubers, where a lot of joy await, and where no merc can survive  Thumbs Up 

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by Quirinus on Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:09 pm

No merc. They die constantly anyways, who needs them. I don't wanna be farming for gold every time he/she dies. xD

but I like A2 exemplar for the retaliate, and the tanky and strong A5 merc

there's a couple of other honorable mentions, all situational

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by mahitovec on Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:22 pm

overall a5 is best, but in sc all of them are useless

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by GregMXL on Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:37 pm

I like an Act 2 Exemplar with lots of magic find for regular game.

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by RollsRoyce on Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:38 pm

i barely use any of them

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by pa5call on Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:55 pm

A1 Priestess  Cheers!  (apart from the tremor shake  Nope 2 )
That girl becomes a Beast once wearing/wielding some of the best SSSUs out there -sturdy little bitch  Shocked

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Re: Which is your prefferred merc?

Post by grimjerk on Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:59 pm

Priestess with Miasma procing bow.

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