Tutorials

How many mercenaries in Diablo 2 Resurrected can you have?

Diablo 2 Resurrected Announced

Diablo 2 Resurrected has found a ton of popularity with classic and contemporary RPG fans. As you battle the legions of demons, you will make a few friends along the way. The overall experience is incredible, even 20 years later. But it’s not without its issues. The original version of the game released back in 2000 had a lot of outdated features. One of these was the inclusion of mercenaries. This system was pretty useful as designed, but players pretty much ignored it.

The older version of the mechanic had a reason it was so ignored. The old mercs were not buffed or level-scaled in the ways players were. This meant that unless you wasted time buffing them, they were incredibly weak. Players had to waste time buffing them to get any use out of them. Now, the devs have changed it for the remaster. Players can now directly equip gear onto their mercenaries. Blizzard made the change so that players could get a bit more utility out of their mercs by synergizing them with their builds.

The mercenaries in Diablo 2 Resurrected are kind of lackluster. You can only ever bring one along with you in singleplayer. Since Diablo II‘s original release, mercenaries have a hard limit of one per person. If you hire a new one, the other one will immediately be dismissed and replaced. if you’re in a coop game, each player can bring one. If you’ve seen groups with more than one merc in them, this is how they did it.

Some of the other old systems have gotten mild revamps as well. Gambling has been included again, and has a ton of usefulness for upgrading gear. There are plenty of other things to learn about this remake. If you’re making gear, knowing how to socket items can really be a huge help here. We have a full guide on Runewords in D2R if you want, it can be a huge help. The D2R system requirements have also been revealed. Not that you would need to check, but it can’t hurt to be sure. There are plenty of other things to learn about in this reimagined game. The Shrines seem to be confusing some players, for example.

9283 posts

About author
ISKMogul is a growing video game publication that got its start covering EVE Online, and has since expanded to cover a large number of topics and niches within the purview of gaming.
Articles