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I need help with mercenaries!

goeagles

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I need help with mercenaries!

I hired a lvl 17 act2 nightmare mercenary after getting rushed through normal (i wanted to get a low lvl merc so it would be better in the end because i trained it from a low lvl)
The act2 nightmare merc is supposed to have th holy freeze aura, however, my merc used to aura, i soon attributed this to the fact that he was only on lvl 17, and holy freeze is a lvl 18 skill, however, when he got to lvl 18 he still was not using holy freeze.
So i thought maybe him starting on lvl17 messed it up permanently, so i bought a new defensive act2 merc on nightmare, on lvl25, but he still doesn't use an aura!?!
What's going on and how can i fix it???
 

Darnoc

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I've found that mercs wont start their aura until they have killed a monster by themselves- has yours actually killed anything yet, or is he just leeching experience?
 

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If nothings changed with the new 1.11 patch, then up until lvl 28, an Act 2 offensive merc will have a lvl 0 holy freeze aura, and as such no aura.

Edit: As far as I know, hiring an Act 2 merc at lower levels does not make it any better than if you were to hire it at a higher level. That only applies to the Normal and Hell difficulty mercs.
 

goeagles

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Orphan said:
If nothings changed with the new 1.11 patch, then up until lvl 28, an Act 2 offensive merc will have a lvl 0 holy freeze aura, and as such no aura.

Edit: As far as I know, hiring an Act 2 merc at lower levels does not make it any better than if you were to hire it at a higher level. That only applies to the Normal and Hell difficulty mercs.
I think you may be right, although i saw a guide saying it started at lvl 27, and i tried a lvl27 merc to no avail, i will try lvl 28 though, thanks for the advice.
 

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It could be that if you hire one that's too low level to use his aura, he'll never use it. I had someone rush me to ACT2 before the reset and I hired a level2 merc. He never used his aura the whole time I had him: 12+ levels. I had to trade him in for a new one.


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goeagles

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Ok, I did get my merc to start using his aura (i bought a lvl 29 merc) thanks a lot for the help!