The screenshots from the "Moat Trick Explained" by Stertje doesn't work, which is kinda a bad thing as sceenshots are really needed. I reckon some people won't read all the pages to see screenshots or videos that other people have oploaded, which is why I make this thread. Also, I think I've "discovered" a new way of moating with merc (well, dunno whether it's new... it's new to me at least). Anyway, I though it might be a useful thread now that the reset is just around the corner.
The first method isn't really a moat trick. It's more of a torch trick - trapping the merc behind a torch (Meph Trick "Plan B"):
It can be a very dangerous and time consumming task. Blood Lords (cold immunes) can spawn right about here also. If you want to read the full guide by Rice_Farmer3 it's right here: http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/s...ight=moat+meph
Moat Trick with Merc (screenshot provided by BetaBlocker):
Self-explanatory. Maffer Dragonhand can spawn close by I think.
Moat Trick with Portal:
Teleporting on top of the portal will trap the merc. Note that meph can't be placed to the left side - that will not trap the merc. If the council spawns on the pier you may want to retreat to the self-explanatory place. If meph is positioned as in 1) you just teleport to the spot. If meph is placed as in 2) you have to do 2 teleports:
Step 1: http://i42.tinypic.com/23ro74o.jpg
Step 2: http://i40.tinypic.com/2ez0h9s.jpg
Step 3: http://i43.tinypic.com/2hpjfgk.jpg