The Carnival - A Guide to Pets

So, with all the forum changes and stuff, I decided to roll all my builds into a single thread + include guide of sorts and make it a pdf for easier viewing.

First, the links to the guide itself:

>> Online Link <<

>> Download Link <<



List of all my Pet Builds:


Single Mastery builds :

Occultist: Birds of Bysmiel - Pet Occultist

Necromancer: Ghololol.. - Pet Necromancer

Shaman: Gaia - Pet Shaman


My Top 4 :

Conjurer: The Fluffy Squishy - Pet Conjurer

Cabalist: Will O Wisp - Pet Cabalist

Ritualist: Ishtar - Pet Ritualist

Conjurer II: Sanguine Lupus - Pet Conjurer


The SilverCore Series - Mirari - SilverCore Pets


The rest of my builds :

Conjurer III: BirbBringer - Pet Conjurer

Cabalist II: The Rawr God - Pet Cabalist

Deceiver: Scheherazade - Pet Deceiver

Conjurer IV: Korba's Animalery - Pet Conjurer

Cabalist III: ScareCrow - Pet Cabalist

Ritualist II: The Witch Doctor - Pet Ritualist

Death Knight: Ghouls & Ghosts - Pet Death Knight

Oppressor: The Rawr Fiend - Pet Oppressor

Pyromancer: Fire Birb - Pet Pyromancer

Apostate: Fat & Fwuffy - Pet Apostate

Witchblade: Birbs of War - Pet Witchblade

Defiler: Divine Defiled - Pet Defiler

Apostate II: Friede - Pet Apostate

Warlock: The Fat Birb - Pet Warlock

Reaper: Booette - Pet Reaper

Cabalist IV: Skulls & Bones - Pet Cabalist

Cabalist V: Samhain - Pet Cabalist

Cabalist VI: The Lazy Hour - Pet Cabalist

Cabalist VII: Woof - Pet Cabalist

Conjurer V: OwO - Pet Conjurer

Conjurer VI: Nocturne - Pet Conjurer


Meme Pet Conjurer (set-less) - Celes - Pet Conjurer



A Pic on how I do Crate of Entertainment:


Where to Farm:

Ever wondered what do to after hitting level 100 with the budget builds?
The usual response would be to do Skeleton Key Dungeons on Ultimate and maybe Crucible once you can.

But personally, I would advise against all that. Instead, what I find easiest and at the same time efficient is to do Shattered Realms Shards 65-66 on Normal. You do need to grind your way to there first before you can Craft Celestial Waystones and start on Shard 65, but that is a one time thing and we are talking about doing it on Normal difficulty. So that shouldn’t be a problem.

If you are worried about dying, then don’t be. Unless you are playing on Hardcore where death is permanent ofcourse. Because on Normal, even in Shattered Realms, enemies do not heal their health upon your death. It makes the entire thing much easier compared to Skeleton Key Dungeons and the Crucible.

If you are wondering about what the reward looks like, here it is with my Budget Occultist:

If you are wondering what the reward looks like if you cannot complete it in time:

Now, you might be wondering, why 65-66. Why not say 75-76, maybe.
Well, the answer is simple. It is just easier and there isn’t much of a difference interms of reward.


If you do not have the Expansion(s):


If you only have the base game:

The Sammich Demon:

Note: The above build is untested, except for the devotion setup, which should be solid.
Note II: The above build is also a budget build aimed at providing you with an idea of what to go for when starting out.
Note III: Relic left blank means, go with the best one you find. Do not fret too much over it, however.

Grim Dawn is one of the best ARPGs I have played. So if you like it, I’d wholeheartedly recommend atleast getting Ashes of Malmouth expansion so that you have more stuff to play with.


If you have Ashes of Malmouth Expansion, but not Forgotten Gods:



Looking for a Starting Build? Don't have gear? Are you Shiny and New?
Occulist 100% Pet Summoner Build For New Players
Will O Wisp - Pet Cabalist
☄ Collection of malawiglenn's Beginner Friendly builds
Build Compendium X (Forgotten Gods)
:crossed_swords: Nery's beginner build collection
Easiest class to play that can clear everything?
The Witch Doctor - Pet Ritualist
Birds of Bysmiel - Pet Occultist
Build Ideas
Build Pet for Beginners
Help summoner build
The Rawr Fiend - Pet Oppressor
Ghouls & Ghosts - Pet Death Knight
Looking for tips on beating Ravager of flesh with my Cabalist
[] Budget AAR Mage Hunter
The Lazy Hour - Pet Cabalist
[] Budget Lightning DW Ranged Purifier
🤯 malawiglenn’s guide on game mechanics for beginners
The Fluffy Squishy - Pet Conjurer
Reap Spirit and Skeletons pet build
[HOW-TO] Use This Forum Effectively
[] Beginner's/budget Mage Hunter
Skulls & Bones - Pet Cabalist
Scheherazade - Pet Deceiver
Friede - Pet Apostate
New to the game, have some questions
Hardcore mode and Shattered Realms!
Necromancer based lazy pet build, need advice :/
Bane of Uroboruuk. (Pet Cabalist )
Need help with my Cabalist
ScareCrow - Pet Cabalist
Build suggestion wanted [First-time Playthrough]
Fat & Fwuffy - Pet Apostate
[] Budget cold DW melee Blademaster
Build Editing (68 Cabalist)
The Fluffy Squishy - Pet Conjurer
The Fluffy Squishy - Pet Conjurer
Let us talk about mechanics in endgame, seriously
How to see if one item is better than another
Sanguine Lupus - Pet Conjurer
[] The Winter Birds! Cold Pets (2x Familiars) Bysmiel Conjurer
Will O Wisp - Pet Cabalist
What's a build that can do dungeons and SR <40 reasonably?
What's a build that can do dungeons and SR <40 reasonably?
Best pet build for someone new to pet builds
New Forum Feedback
Korba's Animalery - Pet Conjurer Lv 70 Necro Veteran
Afanasenkov26's build collection
Mouse light build?
New- Minion build recommendation?
Create a transmutation for pet-based skills
Divine Defiled - Pet Defiler
The Lazy Hour - Pet Cabalist
Will O Wisp - Pet Cabalist
[] Melody Juniper | Pet Conjurer | Beastcaller's Bleeding Pets | Celestials | SR 90
Fire Birb - Pet Pyromancer Character class (looking for advice/help pls)
[Suggestion] Add Keybind Modifiers
Build for brand new player
Mirari - SilverCore Pets
Ishtar - Pet Ritualist
Fire Birb - Pet Pyromancer
The Rawr God - Pet Cabalist
Budget Builds:

Starting out, you won’t have all the fancy sets and items. And that is where the budget setups come in. These are by no means intended to be endgame builds, but mere stepping stones that will hopefully help you farm the items you need to become a powerhouse later on.

Dodo – Pet Conjurer:

Rawr – Pet Cabalist:

Doctor – Pet Ritualist:

Nights – Pet Deceiver:


Birb – Pet Occultist:

Boo – Pet Necromancer:

Other Beginner friendly Guides/Resources for new players

o) Guide for helping how to choose your build! ( By @Nery )

o) ⚔ Nery's beginner build collection ( By @Nery )

o) ☄ Collection of malawiglenn's Beginner Friendly builds ( By @malawiglenn )

o) 🤯 malawiglenn’s guide on game mechanics for beginners ( By @malawiglenn )


I find google drive useful for that, just create “shared link” to the file and if someone clicks on that link they will be able to download it. Like my fire paladin guide :

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Need a google account for that. I have taken a vow never to make one ever since they added the phone verification requirement. I had an older account but ended up losing it somehow.

But yeah, war with google acounts :stuck_out_tongue:

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Dropbox is nice too but it costs money.
I think looks nice too.

EDIT: I saw you added more links now, great!

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You forgot about swarmy bois :worried:

Very impressive work though, I admit I didn’t know a few things before.

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Dropbox is just as ‘free’.

Dropbox Help Article

To prevent abuse, Dropbox accounts have the following limits:

  • Basic (free) accounts: 20 GB of bandwidth and 100,000 downloads per day
  • Plus, Professional, and Business accounts: 200 GB and unlimited downloads per day

If it’s bandwidth you’re concerned about I think a GD pet .pdf isn’t
in any danger of exceeding 20GB’s of bandwidth in a day.

As far as ‘storage size’ is concerned, I suspect Dropbox is in the
same ballpark (2GB’s?) as your WeTransfer. One isn’t anymore
‘free’ than the other from what I can see.

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I didn’t exactly forget :stuck_out_tongue:, I didn’t include it for the same reason I didn’t include things like Webweavers. That you need to attack to summon them. Not really hard when You have things like Curse of Frailty, but I would then have to add in the rest of item based pets.

Hence the thing about “without requiring any special conditions”. Exceptions only made for Eldritch Hound and Reap Sprit because Devotion pet and Mastery one.

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Updated some stuff. Skills section done. Build Dairy in the works. :cow:

Also, if you have something particular in mind that you’d like to see in the guide, let me know.

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That is of course true, the basic dropbox is free. Thanks for pointing that out!

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I can’t seem to pass the human verification on DropBox apparently…

Will get someone else to do it for me :joy:

EDIT: Nvm, it asks me to install it first before I can use it. No Dropbox links then :rage:

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Impressive writing !

I find reliable host, I’ve used it for > 10 years, all links are stil alive after that

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Ty ty :heart:

As for mediafire, that captcha thing though…

(I have a hard time with those, I am starting to think I am not human)

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That’s kinda funny 'cuz I have -


- as my wallpaper right now :scorv::scorv:


An accurate portrayal of me when I am met with those image Captcha things :space_invader:




Linked every single one of my FG Pet builds to the OP :yum: