I am new to MO and Merge plugins but so far I am having great success merging some of my Legacy of the DB patches, ISC patches, RW2 patches, AOS2 patches, and RSC patches no issues so far!!!
I am using Bodyslide2 CBBE HDT as well as Dual Sheath Redux.
In the guides I have read/viewed they stated not to merge anything that other mods would use as a master....I was looking at all of my armors/weapons (seperately) and I wasn't sure if I could merge them while using DSR and Bodyslide. Doesn't DSR patch rely on all of the orginal weapon esp's as masters? And wouldn't my Bodyslide Armor Build patch rely on the original armor esp's?