Before D3 I started what will be probably my last D2 toon: a cleric.
I'm now level 23, and I have as suggested in many guides (and especially the one written by TheMadOnion) an act2 combat mercenary (using Prayer as aura).
the problem is that even if it's close to my own level, it's really squishy, and keeping it alive is a real challenge, even with a holy bolt spam against champions/uniques.
The other problem, which is in fact my main problem, is that it is BUMD. It moves slowly to the front line, when I try to put myself behind him he "strafes", avoid the mobs and I take the aggro. Sometimes it takes him 10 seconds to come to the fight, slowly, ... it's a nighmare, and I'm only in Normal. It will be unplayable in Nighmare/Hell, I'll die because of that :/
Is there a special tactic to use it, to make it more aggressive?
Or should I switch to another mercenary maybe? Act5 barbarian maybe?
Thanks for help and advices!