11/07/2012 06:59 PMThanks for letting us know that you think follower relics could be more interesting. Do you have an example of what would make these items more valuable to you?
Posted by Grimiku
I use the merc as a magicfind/goldfind stat dump. He doesn't do any damage and he doesn't take any hits. I would always be happy to see more magicfind and goldfind.
Without getting terribly creative, it could be another location where you can actually put stats on the item that improve YOUR statistics.
Allowing the think-juices to flow, a few other ideas come to mind.
As somebody else had mentioned, the relics can bestow a new ability upon the follower. It might have to be a CC ability of one kind or another, since it's obvious they were never intended to do a worthwhile amount of damage. I assume that the whole reason they were included in the game was for this reason, as having relics as-is simply doesn't make sense when they could just add a helmet slot instead. I can also assume that it was already intended on being added in the expansion.
A stat called FOLLOWER pickup radius could be added to those relics. It allows your merc to pick stuff up for you.
Some other people also mentioned a buff aura sort of thing.
I suppose it could be a pack. Instead of stats, the item slot could be used for another inventory space, where the follower could be instructed to pick up items based on your own criteria (blue weapons only... something like that).
A stat on those items that cause the follower to do normal player amounts of damage to ONE SPECIFIC kind of demon would be neat as well.