The Hireling Handbook - A Guide to Mercenaries

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Maphyr
Stygian Watcher
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What does TCD mean?
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cowking
Daystar
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Does shapeshifter actually get any life bonus over exemplar now since bear life has been split to a passive? I don't wanna fire my current merc to test it and then make 50 games to get the merc name I want (again).
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Core Lord
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Maphyr wrote:What does TCD mean?

Total Character Defense
In 2.0 they relabeled the stat % Bonus to Defense
SeeTwo
Prowler
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Any good ideas on how to come up with the strength needed for dementia on rogue lab partner?

I'm currently running the Frost boots with 16% strength with a rune in it instead of the RW
guivon
Prowler
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what kind of merc should I get for bear druid lvl 110+?
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Grubber
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SeeTwo wrote:Any good ideas on how to come up with the strength needed for dementia on rogue lab partner?

I'm currently running the Frost boots with 16% strength with a rune in it instead of the RW

You'll need some str boost to wear it. Beads, Witchhunter's Hood/Royal Circlet/Eidolon, and then maybe some sockettables. It varies witch each setup.

cowking wrote:Does shapeshifter actually get any life bonus over exemplar now since bear life has been split to a passive? I don't wanna fire my current merc to test it and then make 50 games to get the merc name I want (again).


Yea he does. All merc skills are duplicates of character skills now, so they don't necessarily follow the same synergies.

guivon wrote:what kind of merc should I get for bear druid lvl 110+?

Priestess, Necrolyte, or another bear.
Jo_Jo
Sasquatch
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Did the Shapeshifters got nerfed? He used to walk all over the place like a boss, and now hes getting obliterated everywhere (115+ areas)
kidoyang
Fallen
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Any merc can really survive in Scosglen after 2.0?
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Jo_Jo wrote:Did the Shapeshifters got nerfed? He used to walk all over the place like a boss, and now hes getting obliterated everywhere (115+ areas)

That seems to be the case. Not just shapeshifter, all mercs get vaporized in farm zones even with good gear now. A3 mercs (such as necrolyte) are fairing a bit better than others due to high defense and still having access to high physical resist like A2 mercs thanks to
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Curandera
Sorceress Body Armors

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Runeword Level: 115
+4 to Sorceress Skill Levels
20% Cast Speed
-10% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+200% Enhanced Defense
+1 Life Regenerated per Second (Based on Character Level)
Regenerate Mana +7%
Elemental Resists +(45 to 65)%
Physical Resist 30%


kidoyang wrote:Any merc can really survive in Scosglen after 2.0?

Maybe with crazy gear, but so far, none.
guivon
Prowler
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attack rating works on mercs too? cuz I'm adding items that add % attack rating but it doesn't increase the value