EQ Traders Corner
  


BoL: Mercenary Battalion Buffs

The release of the Blood of Luclin expansion also added a new persistent mercenary buffs. There has, as of yet, been no developer explanation in public regarding these buffs, so I'm quite grateful to Zarinah for pulling the below information and the informoation on overseers from the limited-access beta forums before those forums were removed at the end of beta.

Persistent Mercenary buffs

Mercenaries that have been unlocked to hire anywhere will now grant a persistent "Mercenary Battalion" buff even when not summoned. Every mercenary that you have unlocked to hire anywhere may contribute to Mercenary Battalion, with higher tier and higher rank mercenaries contributing more. While each type of mercenary will grant a different buff, all mercenaries of that era contribute to the effect of all other mercenaries of that era.

How do I make my mercenary contribute? Simply summon a mercenary that you have unlocked to Hire Anywhere which is also at least rank 5, and its contribution will be added to the total. Contribution is increased at rank 5, rank 10 rank 20, and eventually at rank 25 when that is unlocked. While you have a mercenary summoned, you can right click on it to check how much it has contributed to the total.

How high can contribution go? Contribution can be increased up to 100% and will not further increase the effects once 100% has been reached.

All currently available mercenaries contribute to the Mercenary Battalion: Shattered Lands effect. Future mercenaries will contribute to new or more powerful versions of Mercenary Battalion.

Do all mercenaries grant the same effect? No, each mercenary grants a specific buff based off of its type. While the buff differentiation is not in the current beta build, the different types are listed below. The buff type should correspond to the mercenary type. Further, more powerful/rare mercenaries provide a more powerful version of the effect.

  • Mercenary Battalion: Shattered Lands (Archer)
  • Mercenary Battalion: Shattered Lands (Caster)
  • Mercenary Battalion: Shattered Lands (Healer)
  • Mercenary Battalion: Shattered Lands (Melee)
  • Mercenary Battalion: Shattered Lands (Support)
  • Mercenary Battalion: Shattered Lands (Tank)

Additional Note From Mum:

Word is that if your hire anywhere merc is not granting a buff, the first thing you should try is to hire a different merc, then dismiss them, then summon the merc that is being stubborn about the buff. If that does not work, you may need to /bug that specific merc so that it can be looked at.

Created: 2019-12-29 11:12:10          
Last Modified By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2020-01-09 02:22:50          

Printer Friendly version


© 2003-17 Niami Denmother.
The fine print. This is a research and information site. All of the information on this site has been gathered and submitted by the players and Niami Denmother. While we try our best to keep the information here as accurate and up to date as possible, rely upon it at your own risk. By submitting information and graphics to this site, you are granting us permission to use the materials in any way that we deem appropriate. EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Except as is disclosed on the "about" page, this site has no official connection with EverQuest or Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All information, articles and graphics on this site are the copyright of EQ Traders Corner, its owners and/or Sony Online Entertainment LLC and may not be copied or reprinted without the express written approval of the copyright holder. This site is not meant to represent official EverQuest (SOE) policy, and we are not responsible for errors and/or omissions that occur due to changes in EverQuest trade skills or information that we recieved from the community that is in error.

Hosted By: racknine