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Follower Equipment: What does everyone use? Whats the best MF gear?

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  1. Ship Soo

    Ship Soo IncGamers Member

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    Hey all,

    Just wondering what people use on followers:

    A) Just what you find laying around

    B) the best AH can offer

    C) MF ammy and rings and a Vit weapon

    I personally use the last one. I've found 20% MF slots for (most) of them.

    Last night though I had the idea to get a MF weapon for the enchantress (or scoundrel) but I could not remember what legendaries had MF...I seem to remember a sword or mace...and you can't search for MF on weapons in the AH !

    Anyone know?
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    The legendary weapons with MF are:

    Sun Keeper, Grand Vizier, Three Hundredth Spear, Blade of Prophecy, as far as I know.

    Traveler's Pledge is a set amulet with MF.

    There are some other reasonable choices for follower equipment: The Tormentor is currently bugged such that it only works with basic attacks (I think), so it makes sense on an enchantress (procs charm effect as part of the item). Puzzle Ring on a follower can transform "farming time" into "extra fun goblin farming time." Buriza, Hellrack and Windforce on the scoundrel give you freezing/rooting/knockback benefits, respectively. The Band of Hollow Whispers procs a low-damage Haunt effect. Maximus' demon summon is also handy. Skycutter summons an angel, but I don't think it's a very strong angel.
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    windstriker IncGamers Member

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    On my templar:
    Weapon: Sun keeper
    Shield with 20 mf
    Amu with 42 mf
    Rings with 15 and 16 mf

    If I remember correctly :)
    You could use an extra hellfire on your follower, and maybe leorics signet, if you want to gain some extra xp.
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    Follower? What is that? Solo playing is boring. Multiplayer is where the fun can be found.
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    Ivan E IncGamers Member

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    Multiplayer? What is that? Is that where there are other people and they're stressful and do stuff you don't want them to and either move too fast and you want to stop and compare items or you fight your urge to compare items and then you still can't move as fast as them and you then you feel guilty for slowing them down or when you ask to stop because your child/dog/pet rock needs something? Solo playing is where the fun can be found. :p
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    Cold damage crossbows and ias stuff. Yes, Buriza is better. I don't have one.
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    I'm using a Templar with my Wizard
    He has a Wizardspike, but is using rares for Amulet and Rings

    I'd switch to a Enchantress if I had a Maximus or maybe to a Scoundrel if I had a Buriza-Do Kyanon.

    What are your suggestions for legendaries for Followers?

    Scoundrel
    Buriza-Do Kyanon http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/burizado-kyanon (no experience with this yet, but from all I've read it's the way to go)
    Hellrack http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hellrack (used a scoundrel with this, it was ok)

    Enchantress
    Maximus http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/maximus (no experience with this yet, but from all I've read it's the way to go)

    Templar
    Wizardspike http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wizardspike (my templar uses this and it works well)
    Azurewrath http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/azurewrath (no experience with this yet, but sounds like it could be nice)
    The Butcher's Sickle http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-butchers-sickle (no experience with this yet, but sounds like it could be nice)

    Amulet
    The Star of Azkaranth http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-star-of-azkaranth (just guessing)

    Rings
    Litany of the Undaunted http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/litany-of-the-undaunted (just guessing)
    The Wailing Host http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-wailing-host (just guessing)


    You only get 20% of what's on your Follower.
    So does it really make a difference ?
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    You can put a Hellfire Ring and Leoric Ring on Follower. An extra 13% Bonus Exp? Sign me up.
    You can put MF/GF items on Follower. Max is 150% MF on Templar. An extra 30% MF? Yes please.

    The other option for Scoundrel (if gearing for combat) is to give him a Windforce, along with a Ring/Amulet that adds Cold Damage (e.g. Tal Rasha's Amulet, Stone of Jordan, etc.). This combo provides chill + knock-back, which can rival Buriza's chill + pierce. A lot more expensive though.
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    I use the Enchantress and she has a Maximus... It's amazing. The Demon procs very often and although it doesn't do much for damage it helps with CC. It will draw attacks after I used Blinding Flash. Also let's be honest... It's really bad *** to have a huge Demon on the screen with a fire chain hooked to the Enchantress...

    As for the items other than the weapon High Int is a must for the Enchantress followed but any useful stat roll... with a little MF to top it off...

    Profile here:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/InsaneAction-1921/hero/21149387

    Another thing to think about is what type of Char you play and what's your play style... That's big when selecting what follower to use. As a Monk the Enchantress' attack speed buff and Armor buff is really nice to have.
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    Agree that Maximus is arguably BIS for a combat Enchantress...but why did you put an emerald in your Maximus?

    Followers have 0% base critical hit chance, so the +70% critical hit damage is pointless. It would be better to put an amethyst for some extra life on hit, or put on some rings/amulet with critical hit chance.
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    You gain 20% of the bonus mf of a follower?

    is that 20% max or 20% of the mf the follower has?
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    It's funny that you say that because I changed that out just hours ago... I went and looked at her and had a "wtf was I thinking" moment...
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    That's 20% of the mf (and gf) of your follower so if you given them +5%, you get +1%.
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    Apologies, was supposed to be a :) at the end of my post there.

    You make good points. I know exaclty what you mean because i felt the same as you before 1.0.5
    But now we have public games played on mp0. It's much easier now. I used to vote kick afk people. I don't do this anymore.

    Inferno used to be so demanding you needed all four party members to make progress. This is no longer so. You don't even notice if someone is not fighting. You should give public games a try Ivan E. People don't mind if you go afk with your child or dog. I'm sure of it :)
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    No worries, was just having a little fun at your expense. I'm glad that D3 more or less allows players of many preferences to have fun playing the game.

    For me, I find fun in challenging myself and doing it at a really methodical pace (i.e., my characters that find MP1 too easy have moved up to MP3, farming efficiency be damned). I pick up every blue just in case it's a follower upgrade, I compare gear drop to see if it's an upgrade for me, smash every barrel, etc. etc. Like I said, I find it stressful if people are moving too fast for me, either because I want to keep up, or because I feel guilty for lagging behind. On top of that, LoL pretty much ruined multiplayer gaming for me. I do look forward to getting a group together for ubers, but I want to have a dozen or so machines first so I'm not just leeching, but I'm ways away from that. Long-term goals...

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