Pets seem to have fallen by the wayside in recent times when it comes to the crucible. Limited itemisation/options, mediocre damage and passive gameplay have led to not being able to compete with the performance of non pet builds.
I decided to give pets my standard kitchen sink approach with supporting as many pets as possible (including fragile skeletons), an aggressive devotion setup compared to the usual ishtak routes, and also some fantasy greens for good measure.
The fantasy setup is trying to push the build as far as I can with full skeleton support and fantasy greens. The main goal is to speedrun crucible which is where skeletons can truly shine. It comes at the expense of not being able to afford skill points for defensive skills like wendigo totem and decay.
The greenless version is much more user friendly both in terms of attainability and playability. Maxed wendigo totem and decay leads to more survivability and not having skeletons simplifies the gameplay a bit. Of course the damage is a lot lower but that’s the price you pay.
You can of course go for something in the middle, I just wanted to capture both extremes.
My fastest run with the fantasy setup. I wanted to push it to sub 5 but I couldn’t quite get there.
I didn’t do too many runs with the greenless version but this was the fastest I did. Obviously it’s slower but it’s still completely functional and a lot faster than most pet builds.
Screenshot of SR85 done with the greenless version. I don’t play SR much, I just wanted to make sure it works. It could probably be pushed further with an Ishtak devotion route or something.
Clearly the build is overperforming and needs to be nerfed. Just kidding, #BuffPets2020