Mercs’ launch: who are you going to level up first?

  • HuntardHuntard's Avatar Mailbox Dancer 820 698 Posts Joined 12/03/2019
    Posted 12 months ago

    Are the pre-orders mercs going to be available later or will they be pre-order exclusive? I couldn't find an answer on Google.

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  • AngryShuckie's Avatar 1695 1673 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 12 months ago
    Quote From HuntardHuntard

    Are the pre-orders mercs going to be available later or will they be pre-order exclusive? I couldn't find an answer on Google.

    They're available in packs like everybody else. The pre-orders are just a way to guarantee you get them.

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Pumpkin 1165 1796 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 12 months ago

    I doubt I will try very hard to level up many of the free starters. I'll use them just enough to earn some packs and then level up my favorites from those packs.

    It looks like Tamsin will be an easy craft if I don't find her in free packs -- one of the Barrens bounties offers her coins at a boosted rate -- and she's one of the mercs I want to start working on soon, hoping to create a good demon team (or shadow team, or both) eventually.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator 1610 2071 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 12 months ago
    Quote From FortyDust

    It looks like Tamsin will be an easy craft if I don't find her in free packs -- one of the Barrens bounties offers her coins at a boosted rate -- and she's one of the mercs I want to start working on soon, hoping to create a good demon team (or shadow team, or both) eventually.

    I don't know if I would recommend crafting a Rare Merc, considering no-dupe protection should mean you'll pull her relatively quickly. Granted I counted 17 Rare Mercs in the release lineup, but some of those are free; even if they weren't, roughly 20 packs to open them all is not a lot.

    That being said if you're entirely F2P without dropping a single gold coin on packs (let alone actual $), I could see crafting her being the faster option, since you can grind that one particular Bounty. *shrugs* Still silly, in my opinion, but it's there as you noted.

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Pumpkin 1165 1796 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 12 months ago

    I won't make a habit of crafting rares, but it's worth noting that 100 rare coins is basically nothing. I saw Trump get more Tamsin coins than that at the end of a single run of the bounty in question. A lot of people seem to be underestimating how easy it is to get rare coins.

    Obviously, I'd rather get her from a pack, but if I don't see her within the first five packs or so, I'll just pull the trigger. I refuse to be a slave to pack RNG.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator 1610 2071 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 12 months ago

    Fair enough :) Tamsin looks strong and fun, so the sooner the better, right?

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  • Darkranger6969's Avatar 120 28 Posts Joined 09/18/2021
    Posted 12 months ago

    As shadow team, I’m looking forward this line up: 

    cariel/Vol’Jin/Sylvanas and tlk/natalie Séline/ Tirion on the bench. Not sure Tamsin make the cut. 

    cariel for the early taunt, Vol’Jin and Sylvanas for the shadow damage, would snipe any team Caster except Guff I guess. Out of the bench Natalie Seline for more burst or Lich king if Cariel die. Tirion if heavy Casters

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator 1610 2071 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    Honestly I think I would consider bringing Tamsin over Sylvanas in your lineup, even if it does upset the 2/2/2 balance. You're vulnerable to Fighters, certainly, but Tamsin brings more to the table than Sylvanas does: Tamsin can block heals, summon a scaling Taunt minion, and gain Shadow Damage for boosting all of your main abilities. Combine her with Vol'jin's Shadow Weakness debuff and you can seriously shred people. Conversely, you're only playing Sylvanas because she's green: she lacks utility, provides nothing for her teammates, and her Attack-buff won't go off much - if at all - so you're down an ability. She's not playing to her strengths, whilst doing the bare minimum for the team at-large.

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  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    There are 2 mercs I really want to pull from packs and leveling them ASAP.

    1. Lord Jaraxxus

    The demon comp seems really strong and fun for me. Tamsin and Rathorian are rares so I will get them 100%, and the bench is less important but I want Mannoroth, Gul'dan and Diablo there.

    2. Malfurion Stormrage

    The key to nature comps. Guff and Bru'kan are rares and Brightwing is epic, so Malfurion is the only one that will be hard to get. I also want Anacondra and Morgl in the team but they are also rare.

    And I also want to play with orcs but that will require multiple legendaries. There is also a fire comp I want to check out, and maybe Diablo and the epics will be good enough for that.

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  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1700 1557 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From aposteljoe

    I don't buy the bundles. I'll level up what I get as (Mercenaries-)f2p.

    Pretty much my thoughts.  I keep debating back and forth if I should get a bundle, but if I do it'll be Sylvanas.  However the one I really want is Lich King (I mean, the way he swings that sword and points it at me!  It's like he's saying "Thonson!  Spend your fucking money!!!")

    I will see what I get and what synergies I can put together.  If I really want/need a Merc I'll find the bounty I need to grind to get them and go from there.  Ultimately I will want to save as much of my gold as I can for the main mode.  But will likely keep some gold to get a handful of Mercs packs every expansion cycle if I end up liking the mode.

    Quick!  Someone give me something clever to write here.

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  • CampfireStone's Avatar 95 19 Posts Joined 10/09/2021
    Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Probably Diablo/Rag/Baron for PVE farming with his crit ability, then try to level popular PVP mercs like Thrall/Samuro/Xyrella and maybe Malfurion/Bru'kan/Anacondra, and then onto the underdog build of this Murloc comp https://www.instagram.com/p/CUunWqes9DW/

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