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Discussion in 'Newcomer Forum' started by Matrixnetuk, Sep 18, 2005. | Replies: 12 | Views: 614

  1. Matrixnetuk

    Matrixnetuk IncGamers Member

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    Hirelings

    hi Guys,
    Sorry this should be an easy one to crack
    Can any of the hirelings Dual wield?
    Or which ones can use a sword and shield

    Many Thx in Advance

    Cheers
    Matrix
  2. paladinking

    paladinking IncGamers Member

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    no hirelings can duel wield and the only one that can use a sword and shield, is the iron wolves[ act 3] and your welcome.
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    Calcipher IncGamers Member

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    None can dual wield. The act 3 mercs can use a sword and shield, though.
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    AnimeCraze IncGamers Member

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    Yes you can! Dual spirit! (sword + shield, though)
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    paladinking IncGamers Member

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    I think he means duel wield weapons like two phase blades or something.
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    Myrakh-2 IncGamers Member

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    Act 3 mercs can "use" a sword, but only in the sense that they can "hold" it --- they don't use it to hit stuff with it.
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    Matrixnetuk IncGamers Member

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    wow thx guys

    as per usual the best forum going!!

    I was actually looking to dual wield ali baba's for MF

    Cheers
    Matrix
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    Mercs and +skills

    I've asked this before but the search didn't turn anything up. Which +skills items help out which mercs? I have heard that a +warcries coronet will help out the Act 3 merc. I wanted to know what to equip my Act2 defense nightmare merc with to enhance his skills. Thanks

    Joe
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    paladinking IncGamers Member

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    darn too late sorry for the double post.
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    paladinking IncGamers Member

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    I think enigma and CoH would help your mercs out a lot if you can afford them just find stuff that adds skills.
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    Orphan IncGamers Member

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    Mercs don't benefit from +class skills or +skill tabs (like +1 bow and crossbow skills). They do, however, benefit from +all skills, +fire skills (like the hellplague), and +specific skills (for example, act 3 mercs can benefit from ormus's robes, assuming they have that skill).

    For act 2 mercs, you'll want to wear items with +all skills
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    hotpanfight IncGamers Member

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    Remember reading....

    I remember reading a while ago that certain skill trees help out certain mercs. I'm aware that any +skills items will help (Lore, etc), but I wanted to know if anyone could point me to the guide that explains which +skill trees help out which mercs. For example, a circlet that has +2 passive/magic skills helps out the Act 2 combat merc by granting him plus skills. There is a correlation between the trees and the merc types, but I can't remember where I saw this at. Thanks
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    Myrakh-2 IncGamers Member

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    There used to be an ancient bug where the skill tree on an item correlated with the merc skill trees: if the item has + to the "first" tree of any class, it would benefit the merc skills that also belong to the "first" tree of the class they came from.

    That has been fixed long ago, sometime around the dark ages. Noone except for some of the oldest demons remembers it, and all that remains are rumors and a few ancient texts that survived the great cleansing.

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