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Little merc question

Post by samlefou on Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:38 am

if I give my necrolyte merc a +28 to hailstorm amulet, will his skill get increased?

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Re: Little merc question

Post by Str0b3l on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:56 pm


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Re: Little merc question

Post by The Big Ouchy on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:09 pm

That is an excellent question that someone much smarter than me would be able to answer. It would depend on whether or not the hailstorm he uses is a clone of the actual skill or not. If I had to venture a guess I would say that yes it would increase his damage as cloning that many skills for all the mercs would be tedious and largely unnecessary given that mercs have only recently been able to wear amulets and such.

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Re: Little merc question

Post by taem on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:28 pm

When I read the title, "Little Merc", my mind went somewhere else completely.

In regards to your question, I don't know, but I was under the impression that when a character already has the skill in question as part of their class skills, that the game automatically just gave half the bonus or something. I could be completely incorrect and that might have to be a flag set on the item I'm unaware of, but that's what I thought anyhow without looking too hard into it.

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Re: Little merc question

Post by munkyh3ad on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:34 pm

Don't think it works, because from what i know + Skills doesn't increase merc Skill levels, just like some other attributes also don't work on mercs. And i think that mercs don't actually "cast" skills, what i think they do is proc those Skills that have a defined lvl. But i could be completely wrong since i don't know much about them anyway and i'm just guessing.

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Re: Little merc question

Post by taem on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:41 pm

@munkyh3ad wrote:Don't think it works, because from what i know + Skills doesn't increase merc Skill levels...

Have to stop you there. You are most definitely incorrect on this one. Back in the day on the Lurker Lounge and Amazon Basin, all things related to the merc were tested and mercs definitely receive bonuses from +all skills, but not class skills. I remember testing being done, I believe on the Keep, that showed when an A1 merc's skill level was increased high enough, she started casting weird shit, like Diablos fire breath, but those were impossible to reach levels without modding capabilities that far exceeded a mercs skills maximum potential in cLod.

http://www.theamazonbasin.com/d2/iguides/merc_resource.php

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Re: Little merc question

Post by munkyh3ad on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:55 pm

Ok, my bad. It's such a pity that the list with attributes was lost with the old forum. Maybe a mod could shed some light on this.

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Re: Little merc question

Post by Quirinus on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:27 pm

moved to newbie help section.

as Str0b3l said, use the short questions thread for questions like these in the future, please. Smile

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Re: Little merc question

Post by arcology on Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:03 pm

Well, if he did put it in short question thread, it wouldn't have any replies. Maybe one or two people know the answer to his question.
Personally, about 1/5th of my questions in short question thread get any response  Crying or Very sad

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Re: Little merc question

Post by grimjerk on Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:00 pm

A cookie for Taem being absolutely correct.

This was an issue of much contention BiTD and the big brains at the LL concluded that mercs do not benefit from +all class skills or +specific skills, only +all skills.

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