I recently bought my tank merc a full set of resolute merc gear with a stalwart sword. Ever since getting this armor for my merc i've noticed a loss in its agro. So to see if I was just going crazy or if the armor really was nerfing my merc's agro, I decided to do some tests with and without some of the armor. With all 4 armor slots filled, the merc was doing 1.5k-2k dps and I would constantly pull agro off of it. Next I took off the weapon and shield to see what would happen and the merc's dps raised to 2.5k-3k and I had no agro issues at all. So to see what was causing the issue between the shield and primary weapon, I put the shield on and no weapon. The merc's dps lowered down to 1.5k-2k again and I constantly pulled agro off of it. With a weapon in the primary slot and nothing in the secondary slot, merc did 2.5k-3k dps and there were no agro issues. So after doing this i'm almost certain that putting a shield on a tank merc will nerf both its dps and agro. Is this intended? I thought that merc gear was supposed to just be stat boosts with no negative effects. Any input on this would be great, thanks.