The Hireling Handbook - A Guide to Mercenaries

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Jitan, Come On
Stygian Watcher
44 | 2
Do mercs need attack rating boost?
Ruubel
Heretic
435 | 5
Jitan, Come On wrote:Do mercs need attack rating boost?


No.
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Victor
Abomination
143 | 16
Does Force Blast work fully in Labs?

Using
Champion of the Triune
Champion of the Triune
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 5209 to 6598
Required Level: 115
Required Strength: 596
Item Level: 120
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
6% Chance to cast level 1 Force Blast on Melee Attack
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
5% Deadly Strike
+200% Enhanced Defense
+(100 to 1000) Defense
Elemental Resists -20%
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (2)
on the Shapeshifter, wondering if I should switch to
Dementia
Dementia
Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3111 - 3348) to (3272 - 3524)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
634
Item Level: 120
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(15 to 25) to Fowl Fight
Slow Target 5%
+(120 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
+500 Defense
Maximum Life 5%
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Physical Resist 5%
Requirements +20%
Socketed (2)
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Cog
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Victor wrote:Does Force Blast work fully in Labs?

Using
Champion of the Triune
Champion of the Triune
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 5209 to 6598
Required Level: 115
Required Strength: 596
Item Level: 120
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
6% Chance to cast level 1 Force Blast on Melee Attack
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
5% Deadly Strike
+200% Enhanced Defense
+(100 to 1000) Defense
Elemental Resists -20%
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (2)
on the Shapeshifter, wondering if I should switch to
Dementia
Dementia
Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3111 - 3348) to (3272 - 3524)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
634
Item Level: 120
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(15 to 25) to Fowl Fight
Slow Target 5%
+(120 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
+500 Defense
Maximum Life 5%
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Physical Resist 5%
Requirements +20%
Socketed (2)
.


Yea Force Blast is a debuff. It works in all 15 levels of lab.
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Victor
Abomination
143 | 16
NotCube wrote:
Victor wrote:Does Force Blast work fully in Labs?

Using
Champion of the Triune
Champion of the Triune
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 5209 to 6598
Required Level: 115
Required Strength: 596
Item Level: 120
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
6% Chance to cast level 1 Force Blast on Melee Attack
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
5% Deadly Strike
+200% Enhanced Defense
+(100 to 1000) Defense
Elemental Resists -20%
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (2)
on the Shapeshifter, wondering if I should switch to
Dementia
Dementia
Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3111 - 3348) to (3272 - 3524)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
634
Item Level: 120
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(15 to 25) to Fowl Fight
Slow Target 5%
+(120 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
+500 Defense
Maximum Life 5%
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Physical Resist 5%
Requirements +20%
Socketed (2)
.


Yea Force Blast is a debuff. It works in all 15 levels of lab.


Great news.

Shapeshifter is doing great in high labs except against Phoboss/Anomaly.

Thanks for the detailed guide though I can’t see an upvote button. Do I have to get a like to like another post?
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Jampula
Blood Golem
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Victor wrote:Do I have to get a like to like another post?

Yes. There you go.
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Victor
Abomination
143 | 16
Jampula wrote:
Victor wrote:Do I have to get a like to like another post?

Yes. There you go.


Haha thanks, will give it back once I get to 10 posts. :D
Suomi
Destroyer
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Cog
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is maxing the rogues avoid (requires 2400 dex) a priority for her survival in labs?
The rogue lab gear section doesn't make it look like it is
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Seikun
Pit Knight
108 | 7
Splargh wrote:is maxing the rogues avoid (requires 2400 dex) a priority for her survival in labs?
The rogue lab gear section doesn't make it look like it is

Because avoid is not 100% reliable. There's a reason why character class with highest avoid (asa) is considered the squishiest.

Instead of maxing avoid, prioritize making sure your rogue won't go down in one hit, should avoid fail her.