How can I gear my follower post 2.0?

I’m a little confused as to how I’m supposed to gear up my follower since the installation of smart loot in Loot 2.0. My follower still has most pre loot 2.0 items because I have yet to find comparables that are rolling with the right affixes.

To be clear, I play a DH and so I used the Templar as my tank. I very rarely find items that roll with Strength because smart loot sees my DH and rolls Dex for me instead. With the use of the Enchantress I thought it would get better because I could replace Dex with Strength…but that’s not true. It seems as though the Enchantress will only roll Dex for me too.

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  • 3 Solutions collect form web for “How can I gear my follower post 2.0?”

    I use some “tricks” to gear my enchantress/templar with my DH however I admit none of them is really convenient. Since Loot 2.0 will screw the roll most of the time, if you don’t want to play another character just for looting gear for your follower you can:

    • Use another character to simply reroll the dex into intelligence/strength.
    • Use another character to craft an item with the blacksmith.
    • Use another character to spend BloodShard at Kadala (and get Strength items with a Barbarian/Templar and Intelligence items with a Wizard/Witch Doctor). However this require to level up the betting character up to 70 since Kadala hands item of the level of the character you’re currently playing with.
    • Ask a friend who plays Wizard/Witch Doctor/Barbarian/Crusader to keep some rings/amulet with good roll of strength/intel and reroll one of the primary attribute into something you’d like (vitality/crit hit damage etc.)

    That’s the only ways I’ve found so far in order to gear my follower correctly. Then if you are “lucky” you can still loot legendaries that are not for DH (like 1H swords/axes or staffs) that almost never roll dex but instead roll the main attribute of the class the item was designed for (I regularly loot swords with strength or staffs with intelligence).

    You can simply use items with no primary stats( int, str, dex ) if/when you find them.
    For instance, if an amulet rolls:

    • min-max damage
    • crit chance
    • crit damage
    • atk speed

    it is not that bad to throw away. Your follower would be happy to use it. Maybe the damage is not the best, but nor that horrible! 😉

    An option that has not thus far been mentioned in the other answers, is to reroll the primary stat on some gear using the Enchantress. For the example given (DH with Templar companion), that would mean rerolling Dexterity to Strength.

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