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Name              Char              Build              Area/lvl               Aura/Curse.                  Merc Weapon
__________        __________        ___________        _______________        ___________                  ___________
D2DC              Beutegreifer      Frenzy             Plain of Zama (25)     Fana (lvl 9), CtC Static     Oath?
maxicek           Messremb          Bearbarian         A1 H (84)              None, just Tankiness         Lawbringer?
ffs               BuffMachine       WC/Throw/support   A1 H (70)              Might (34), Amp, WCs         Lawbringer
Vildecor          Valborg           Berserk            A3 NM (56)             Holy Freeze                  Crescent Moon
d2lover           Chef              DaggerFrenzy       A1 H (68)              None                         eth Headstriker
PhineasB          Romulus           Wolfbarb           A1 H (79)              Holy Fire (+ Hydras and GSs) Death
snickersnack      Freddie           Singer             A1 H (80)              BC, BO, Shout, Meditation    LB, w/ alts in stash
 

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I made only one of them for the RW grail and some occasional fun build use:
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Last Wish
Superior Phase Blade
JahMalJahSurJahBer
One Hand Damage: 151 - 171
Indestructible
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0xbca7fea5
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Chance to cast level 11 Fade when struck
10% Chance to cast level 18 Life Tap on striking
20% Chance to cast level 20 Charged Bolt on attack
Level 17 Might Aura When Equipped
390% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
+1 to Attack Rating
66% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Blinds Target +1
35% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level) 6 Sockets (6 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Sur Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune

For this specific build, @PhineasB loaned me his LW:

Code:
Last Wish
Superior Phase Blade
JahMalJahSurJahBer
One Hand Damage: 143 - 162
Indestructible
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0x7590a639
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Chance to cast level 11 Fade when struck
10% Chance to cast level 18 Life Tap on striking
20% Chance to cast level 20 Charged Bolt on attack
Level 17 Might Aura When Equipped
364% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
70% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Blinds Target +1
35% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level) 6 Sockets (6 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Sur Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
So yes dual wielding Last Wish, but really don't bother with it, definitely not worth the runes unless you have at least one (probably even several) of Enigma and Infinity. I'd say I'm relatively wealthy for nowadays standards, but something like dual LW is still very far down my to do list, there are so many things that make more sense. :D Both of these are nicely rolled though, mine got perfect ED in a 15 ED base, and @PhineasB's has perfect CB.

I don't know how much ED his base had. @PhineasB I'll just Hel it out to check, OK? :D
I have an Enigma, so Infinity is next on my list. I think, though, that LW is next for me. There're plenty of other good runewords to make, but like I said, I very much want a LW kicker, so one LW is a mid-term priority for me.
 
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Name              Char              Build              Area/lvl               Aura/Curse.                  Merc Weapon
__________        __________        ___________        _______________        ___________                  ___________
D2DC              Beutegreifer      Frenzy             A1 H (72)              Fana (lvl 9), CtC Static     Oath?
maxicek           Messremb          Bearbarian         A1 H (84)              None, just Tankiness         Lawbringer?
ffs               BuffMachine       WC/Throw/support   A1 H (70)              Might (34), Amp, WCs         Lawbringer
Vildecor          Valborg           Berserk            A3 NM (56)             Holy Freeze                  Crescent Moon
d2lover           Chef              DaggerFrenzy       A1 H (68)              None                         eth Headstriker
PhineasB          Romulus           Wolfbarb           A1 H (79)              Holy Fire (+ Hydras and GSs) Death
snickersnack      Freddie           Singer             A1 H (80)              BC, BO, Shout, Meditation    LB, w/ alts in stash

May tweak/level him up a bit in the am, but at least he is done with NM. I was thinking I'd just dual wield Limb's on switch to give me plenty of Enchant charges? Still don't really have a plan on A5 merc. I may go Crescent Moon as well, as I already have quite the CtC lite show going on! :p

Edit: I have no idea how to use the IAS calculator with Frenzy.. 🤷‍♂️

What BP should I be looking at? I have 34% Grief and 40% Beast (lvl 9 fana) Zerker axes. 20 IAS from LoH and 20 more on HLW.
 
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Name              Char              Build              Area/lvl               Aura/Curse.                  Merc Weapon
__________        __________        ___________        _______________        ___________                  ___________
D2DC              Beutegreifer      Frenzy             A1 H (72)              Fana (lvl 9), CtC Static     Oath?
maxicek           Messremb          Bearbarian         A1 H (84)              None, just Tankiness         Lawbringer?
ffs               BuffMachine       WC/Throw/support   A1 H (70)              Might (34), Amp, WCs         Lawbringer
Vildecor          Valborg           Berserk            A1 H (76)              Holy Freeze                  Crescent Moon
d2lover           Chef              DaggerFrenzy       A1 H (68)              None                         eth Headstriker
PhineasB          Romulus           Wolfbarb           A1 H (79)              Holy Fire (+ Hydras and GSs) Death
snickersnack      Freddie           Singer             A1 H (80)              BC, BO, Shout, Meditation    LB, w/ alts in stash

Finished procrastinating and got my barb ready.

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PhineasB

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I went ahead and made a toy for the Merc:
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Slightly lower damage compared to the eDeath, and about 30% lower CB and DS. But supplemental magic damage and prevent heal compensate, ignore defense means he shouldn't miss much, and more fire works should be fun. I'll probably keep Death in the stash in case it doesn't work out or the procs get too annoying. But I guess he'll be a fire themed A5 merc with Dragon armor!
 
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d2lover

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I think prevent heal doesn't work on mercs, but could be wrong.

also on anything but ubers this stat means basicly nothing
 
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Only the primary wep IAS matters for frenzy, correct? So, does this look right?
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Data:
Character:    Barbarian
Primary Weapon:    Berserker Axe
Secondary Weapon:    Berserker Axe
Skill:    Frenzy
IAS:    0
Weapon-IAS:    40 / 0
Frenzy:    Level 21

IAS    attack speed [ticks]    attacks per second
0      8                       3.12
3      7.5                     3.33
11     7                       3.57
23     6.5                     3.84
40     6                       4.16
68     5.5                     4.54
117    5                       5

With 40% from gloves/ammy, I should already be at 5.5 BP? Does the 34% from off-hand apply as well? That would leave me 3% shy of 5 fpa, correct?

Edit: Forgot Cow's set has another +30%.. so, he should already be at 5 fpa?
 
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d2lover

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only sunday is tight, don't think we walz through the game that fast
 

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Date is now set: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October.

  • I plan on hosting games at about 14.00 EST / 19.00 GMT / 20.00 CET, Saturdays & Sundays. Each session lasting about 2-3 hours, depending on people's availability. Last time we did A1-3 on Saturday, A4 & 5 on Sunday in a shorter session.

In about 30mins if that is OK with everyone?
 

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Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.

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Game down, A3 complete. A4 tomorrow, should be about the same time.
 

snickersnack

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I hadn't considered how much noise a singer puts out nor how it works on LE enemies. I'm considering a respec into something else. Maybe Berserk? I don't have a zerker yet.
 
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