Mercenaries are commonly found around Bandits, they are physically similar to them but in terms of armor, weapons and damage Mercenaries are a little bit better. They are not hard to kill but can represent a challenge the first one or two encounters. This enemy can also be represented by every single race in the game and they usually wield the exact same Steel Armor you can use, a shield and a one handed weapon.
A mercenary is weak to poison and resistant to cleaving, fire and frost damage. If you are having a hard time killing Mercenaries it’s probably because you are using a cleaving weapon such as a War Axe, Battleaxe or Hand Axe.
This enemy also blocks very often. This means when you try to kill a Mercenary you have to support your melee attacks with Spells or abilities when they successfully parry your efforts.