Getting tired of my Act2 merc dieing in CS and having to chug pots or keep redemption on. Been thinking of using an act1 merc with Ice, and I am wondering if there is a way with her to get around these mana issues. Maybe there is a helm or set of armor I don't know about that would provide the mana.
If there isn't, what recommendation do you all have for dealing with this mana issue. Any sort of boots/ring/ammy I can equip that might help?
Mana per kill, some mana regen is about all you could look for if you do not wish to use pots/Redemption/insight. To me at least, its not hard to kill a group then flash Redemption to fill up both bulbs, you do not have to keep it on.
Make your Insight in a normal low damage polearm, that will minimise dying in CS. Don't give him IAS or %ED items, too - no Andys, etc. Use a Prayer merc to boost his life regeneration, since he won't be able to steal life.
Mana/kill on your merc will not help you (nor your merc, since he doesn't have a mana pool).