Are you sure? DoT from Wind Devils for instances does NOT stack. They do stack however from different sources. E.g. DoT from Storm Totem and Guardian will stack but not from two Storm Totems
You can make an even more beginner friendly version by including faction items and farmable MIs such as groble sky effigy - they are pretty easy to get at least a decent one which will reduce Storm totem cooldown etc. Or Word of solael for 1 summon limit on guardians.
And viable for ALL end-game activities? can you kill crate and ravager with this one?
Giant boosts regen from 50/s to just about equally insignificant 300/s. That’s a fraction of a percent of what W. Totems heal for. With Orb of Cthon and Dark One and vit Pestilence of Dreeg, Eye of the Guardian is an excellent devotion. Or Wendigo.
They do, I ran tests on this in one of Contragor’s topics a few months back on Guardians of Empyrion and a few for myself on Storm Totem, Wind Devil and Blade Spirit. DoTs from player-pet attacks stack but debuffs do not.
So on Wind Devil, Howling Winds would NOT stack as it is a debuff aura but multiple Maelstroms from multiple Devils would.
The easiest way to test this is with Blade Spirit as bizarrely, Whirling Blades is considered an attack, so having 2 Spirits next to a dummy puts out twice the Bleeding DoT as 1 Spirit and can double if you command them to attack with Blade Eruption on top.
You can see the difference on what is considered a debuff and attack by looking at the petdb:
The above wouldn’t stack.
The above would stack.
For other uses, this is also arguably why x1x1x1x2’s Dreeg Bros build can put out huge Poison ticks, as he adds an insane amount of DoT damage to each Guardian and stacks several of them. I also have theorised that Demonslayer and Blade Spirits can also put out sizable, passive Bleed ticks as well.
@Ziller Great build as well, looks all around solid .
Hey I really did consider Wendigo’s Mark BUT for a few reasons I skipped it:
I can’t attach Wendigo’s Mark to any player-scaling pets skills since they receive the healing instead of me if I do and I have a limited number of devotion proc’ers
I have so much regular healing, I don’t use Giant’s Blood for the sustain - it’s for the burst heals in emergency situations, it’s currently attached to Resilience for <= 66% hp but I’d probably attach it to Prismatic Rage so it only procs <= 50% hp - you can even attach to Serenity so it’s only <= 35% hp
Switching to Wendigo would cost 4 devotion points - more than the 3 I put into Giant’s Blood. Also I am at 129% movement speed because I run Jackal to fulfill my red devotion - I’d be swapping it out in order to get Wendigo and I think 123% movement speed is too low for normal uses (and going for Mark of Mogdroggen or Travelers would decrease my resist overcap)
^ last point I forgot I don’t need movement speed over 125% if I use Path of Three and have almost no down time on Dying God!
My point is that attaching Wendigo’s Mark to a payer scaling pet should behave no differently to Living Shadow using one of their skills. Player-scaling pets are extensions of your character, whenever they use a skill, it is treated as if your character used it.
Source here (ignore the last paragraph though, player-pets in general have all since been made immortal).