Mercenaries are NPCs for hire. Hire a mercenary that takes up a group slot, has a monetary fee and takes a small slice of experience and coin from fighting.
Like any group member, mercenaries take their cut of coin and experience, but they do not take loot items.
Currently there are 10 Mercenaries to chose from: healer, tank, melee dps and caster dps. Healers have a chance of actually rezzing you! No need to guess, their icons show their Archtype, and hailing them will tell you their class. Available types are Tanks, Healers, Melee DPS, Caster DPS, and Support mercenaries.
You can manage your merc's appearance clothing via your persona window. Add any armor you want to your mercenary to display, but remember that they will get no additional benefit from it. It's akin to equipping a mannequin; the armor will remain with you.
The suspend timer is 2 minutes. If you suspend your merc, you'll have to wait 2 minutess to unsuspend/resume them. When a merc dies he becomes suspended. You can resume him from the mercenary window in your persona or you can type /merc resume
If a merc loses too much confidence they will panic and suffer from a stat decrease. Avoid this by keeping aggro.
On the harbor side of the Seafarer's Roost is a staircase leading down. At the bottom ( -243, -65, -10 ) you can enter a room where many mercenaries hang out.
Fish's Alehouse and Inn:
On the platform near the City Merchant at 2626, 66, 1169 .
In Indigo Hollow, just inside the gate and to the east:
In Jysolin's Pub:
In Coldwind Hall at 92, 153, -174
Elite mercenaries are rare, expensive and more powerful. Note that they despawn for a while from the world when hired so there will be gaps between players being able to find them. These mercenaries are much more expensive then normal mercenaries (reported costs are 30p to hire and 3p every 30 minutes for upkeep).
There are currently only two elite mercs in the world.
|Lets just say these guys do not spawn the same way everything else does in game. So if they are not up in one place that doesn't really mean if you wait long enough they will show up. Multiple players can have them at the same time one player having one will not stop it from spawning somewhere for others to hire.|
These are known upkeep costs for regular mercenaries. Upkeep is charged every 30 minutes that a mercenary is active (not suspended).
|December 6, 2011|