No shock here. Needs to be put in a phase blade, so the damage is 150-169 (perfect non-superior), so it relies on the ~45% DS and 50% CB, which only effect the weapon itself (not the other weapon). Have to put it in a phase blade, which negates the +ED% and means it can't be ethereal. I want to give him a shako, skullders, and dual alibabas for pit runs and see if he can still kill things like fallens and skeles. Using a demon limb with any of these is highly recommended. Leap barb isnt that far off.heck, for that matter Fishymancer isnt either, especially on /p8 when you cant chain CEs ad infinitum a non spamming singer has to be the dumbest idea ever. Taunt won't effect Ubers either, so it does seem possible with enough res stacked, I made a phx as well with a HoJ that did OK. Grief damage seems to work correctly unlike right now. Multiple computers or is there a way to open 2 D2R windows on the same pc. Reading it all as at now but have a question. You must log in or register to reply here. Perfect damage in an eth non-superior Conquest Sword is 242-347 (2nd highest min-max shown), but also has +50% IAS by default, and +AR and damage% to demons. Can't go wrong with Grief regardless. Not enough to change the results though really, I saw some testing of whether min max is doubled with 1 handers still and I don't believe they do, so that makes headstriker not the BIS. the calculation is heavy towards char v monster level is it not? Incidentally, a 35% CB chance (Guillaumes) when attacking twice per cycle (Jab) is the same as about a 54% chance when attacking once (42% chance to CB once, 12% chance to CB twice = 0.54 net CBs per cycle). could part of his AR problems because he is level 85? The +5 to Frenzy is only +25% damage (off-weapon), and +35% AR though, which isn't a ton. Ill be killing both Mob packs and Bosses.
Death: Somewhere between okay and bad. Sanctuary being fixed means that wielding this with a high damaging sword counterpart = any undead monsters stand no chance. Very bad vs bosses and ineffective vs Travincal in my testings, due in large part to severe AR struggles vs bosses and uniques in general. I use an eth upd HS on D2R currently and does way more damage than grief, I found ias from treachery worked really well. You rely heavily on your other weapon here, but for the low cost of this runeword, it's definitely not bad. Thanks for the testing, the merc buffs are some of the changes Im most interested in!
Do you think its feasible to use the A5 merc as an Uber killer? Anything that either raises the Merc's AR or lowers the enemies defense will be the best additions to make the Merc stronger. Attack rating. Very insightful. This is great info - thanks for all the work and testing. The base damage of a 2h sword is less than that of a polearm, and A2 mercs attack faster with Jab than A5 mercs do with Stun/Bash, so A2 mercs actually do more damage, and have better defense/resists (except poison but eh). It does have 40% IAS, 33% DS, life steal, and okay damage in an eth Mythical sword though (185-231 non-superior eth), which surprised me. Diablo 2 Resurrected (Diablo 2 Remastered) is the remastered version of Diablo II and its expansion, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. The damage calculation that favors 1-handed weapons for the act 5 Merc still seems to be in place, which means that high min-max swords do wonders. Can be Eth, upped, and socketed with either a 15/40 or an ohm rune. Needs to be put in a phase blade. I've spent my time since the new 2.4 PTR launch testing out the new Act 5 Frenzy Merc, and wanted to highlight my experiences. Yes. Destruction: Bad. And Um runes arent too pricey now to start picking up eth cryptic/conquest/mythical swords. Which swords are good, which are okay, and which are downright bad on him? Seems like it still was but definitely could be mistaken. Avg eth dimensional blade damage is 36.
Can be put in a Conquest Sword. The main subreddit for everything related to Diablo II: Resurrected. Lawbringer: Okay. Needs to be a pretty high level for this to be as effective though, since it has the +max damage based on character level modifier. Oath: Good. The might aura benefitting your other weapon is the only real benefit besides the 70% CB, since lifetap and fade are hardly ever proc'ing here. It's definitely not bad, but also definitely not worth the cost. While Frenzy is active, the movement speed bonus can reach +170%, giving him the absolute zoomies. I'll be testing Plague next since I forgot to test it so far. Demon limb or an enchantress will seemingly be the biggest buffs to him (outside of a pally using blessed aim probably). Great analysis. You will get more mf but extremely decreased kill times meaning that you will get significantly fewer drops. Last Wish for Ubers is 70% CB and it has life tap. A5 mercs would be nice, if only there was a decent sword for them. Fast attacking means high life leech potential.