hi guys, this has been my very first character back on some beta build, too bad warlock wasn’t really viable as a summoner for lategame up until very recently.
With the recent buff to pet builds and change to manifestation I’ve picked it up again and I must say it’s quite strong, maybe not at conjurer’s level but still quite capable.
this is the build with the items i’ve been trying (still have to put components and augments, still have to finish ultimate), I don’t have mythical glyphs of kelphat’zot and don’t have many items in genral, what do you think of it, any suggestions?
the fact all arcanist has to offer to a pet build is iee (with 45% phys to ele conversion) and some durability tricks (and no RR -_-) makes it mandatory for me to go elemental damage on pets, too bad there are no elemental damage pet items at all
in the devotions tree I’ve changed my usual bysmiel’s command + shephard’s call + howl of mogdrogen to include hand of ultos binded to the 2 familiars (I assume the damage is based on their stats, right?). I don’t think it would be good for crucible but it does pretty well in campaign, even with really low res I survive pretty well and pets destroy everything.
also from devotions I’ve noticed flame torrent can be procced by all the skeletons together in necromancer, while hand of ultos seems to be able to proc only once every 1,5s even if I have 2 familiars, are there any devotions that would proc much more often by binding them to 2 pets? maybe only the ones without cooldown (only aetherfire and flame torrent i think)?do you think I should try aetherfire on the familiars?
grimoire of og’napesh is there since I have really few pets and he tanks quite well while doing a lot of elemental damage (like 10 times more a level 5 hellhound)
Are there some really useful items I’m completely missing? (expecially something that summons pets that do elemental damage or good physical damage to convert)
why every summoner build i see has 0 points on familiar’s healin ability? is it that useless? takes much damage by not making them attack? I’ve not understood how often they can cast it or when (for sure they never heal anything when not fighting).
p.s. maybe it wasn’t clear but the build is actually working really well, with low level devotions I constantly see 40k crits from 11 pets constantly hittin the enemies, the bosses melt pretty fast, will post a mad queen time soon