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Be warned though that you generally need maybe 100 attempts for a decent ammy (at least in my experience, although I tend to have extremely bad luck). With the logistics of cratfing being what they are, I've never bothered to mass craft; I just let the ingredients accumulate and then craft once I have a full mule of crafting stuff.
Thanks for the heads up, yeah I'm not planning on crafting as a source to getting rich, but my wealth has reached a point where I can afford to do some crafting without it hurting my in-game economy.
In my experience crafting is a lot of fun.
Then you turn up buying a 80 craft pack for 2hr and after 30 crafts your like... never mind this crap is boring.
Happened to me. Didnt look back ever. I just save cash for those people that manage to get very lucky.
I craft as I get the materials. I still haven't gotten anything truly amazing from crafting, but I have gotten things worth 3-5 HR several times.
Screw DPS mercs. I want a tanking merc.
Guys, what exactly is it that ****s up your merc @ travincial?
It can't be the hydras, my merc does only take little damage from them.
Is it the other spell (red lightning) that council attacks with that ****s him up?
Also whats the best tanking gear?
My Pally's merc is Insight/Prayer and my Sorcs merc is Infinity/Defiance and this is not to be changed.
I was thinking something like Um'ed Gaze and Um'ed Gladiators to maximize resists, DR and MDR.
Also, I'm thinking of a new build.
Pure cold sorc for MFing.
Put doom eth cryptic axe on defiance merc which gives him both freeze and defiance, which should help a ton with survivability.
Also put deaths phanton as weapon (+20% cold damage) but it also gives huge fire resists which fixes the lack of fire resists from Spirit.
Deaths phantom (ist)
Doom eth cryptic axe
The only problem will be cold immunities, but I have my merc to kill those. Or, I could invest some points in Fireball to quickly take them down.
It's the hydras. They do a buttload of extra damage against minions as compared to what they do to players. If you really want to make him tank it, give him a guardian angel and a vamp gaze. Depending what weapon he's using you may need to um one of them, and put a 15 res all jewel in your weapon. Put a vex in the other for 95% fire resist.
As I've told you before, I don't recommend such a setup. It is far better to use a DPS setup and occasionally feed him a full rejuv.
I just tried giving him Doom on, he is not dying as fast in travincial now. I suspect its the defiance boosting his defense and freeze slowing down councils attack/casting rate.
Freeze does not slow down casting rate.
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After reading some other threads on this board I am going to test out my merc with the following two setups:
Veil of steel (I don't have Kiras)
My idea here is to increase Mercs survivability. I don't want to be addicted to potions I hate it.
Edit: I just tried with Veil of steel/Guardian angel to bring his FR to 90. he Still dies easily. o.O this is getting odd.
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