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 <<

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List of all my Pet Builds:

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Single Mastery builds :

Occultist: Birds of Bysmiel - Pet Occultist

Necromancer: Ghololol.. - Pet Necromancer

Shaman: Gaia - Pet Shaman

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My Top 5 :

Conjurer: The Fluffy Squishy - Pet Conjurer

Conjurer: The Weeping Queen - Pet Conjurer

Cabalist: Will O Wisp - Pet Cabalist

Ritualist: Ishtar - Pet Ritualist

Conjurer: Sanguine Lupus - Pet Conjurer

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Support Pet Build - Nevermore - Dark_One Pet Conjurer

The SilverCore Series - Mirari - SilverCore Pets

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The rest of my builds :

Conjurer: BirbBringer - Pet Conjurer

Cabalist: The Rawr God - Pet Cabalist

Deceiver: Scheherazade - Pet Deceiver

Conjurer: Korba's Animalery - Pet Conjurer

Cabalist: ScareCrow - Pet Cabalist

Ritualist: 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: Friede - Pet Apostate

Warlock: The Fat Birb - Pet Warlock

Reaper: Booette - Pet Reaper

Cabalist: Skulls & Bones - Pet Cabalist

Cabalist: Samhain - Pet Cabalist

Cabalist: The Lazy Hour - Pet Cabalist

Cabalist: Woof - Pet Cabalist

Conjurer: OwO - Pet Conjurer

Conjurer: Nocturne - Pet Conjurer

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

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A Pic on how I do Crate of Entertainment:

https://i.imgur.com/C6gXDyF.jpg

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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: https://i.imgur.com/5EbA1oG.jpg

If you are wondering what the reward looks like if you cannot complete it in time: https://i.imgur.com/1cQAd0J.jpg

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.

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If you do not have the Expansion(s):

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If you only have the base game:

The Sammich Demon: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZrgOBkN

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.

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

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If you want Pet builds without going for a Pet Class:

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Note that these are meme builds and hence do not expect much from them in terms of performance or power.

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Battlemage: Bottle Fwuffy - Pet Battlemage

Purifier: Crazy Fwuffy - Pet Purifier

Dervish: Fwuffy's Harbinger - Pet Dervish

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Budget Builds & How to Level up (Ripped from the full Guide linked above):

Budget Builds:

Starting out, you won’t have all the fancy sets and items to make the builds given in the previous page. 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.

o) Dodo – Pet Conjurer: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4ZDvk8Y2
o) Rawr – Pet Cabalist: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/M2g7rbv2
o) Doctor – Pet Ritualist: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/nZobREQV

o) Birb – Pet Occultist: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/aZq4e4mV
o) Boo – Pet Necromancer: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/w266B6A2


How to level

In the guide, you will find build diaries chronicling my journey through the world of Grim Dawn, but I will be writing down a basic Skill & Devotion path here, for you to follow just in case. No information regarding items will be given here though, since that will take too much space.

However do note that it is intended to be used when you have both Ashes of Malmouth and Forgotten Gods expansion or at the very least, Ashes of Malmouth. In other words, it is not for those who only have base game.

Another thing to note is that this section will only contain information on Single Mastery Occultist and Necromancer. That way, I can cover pretty much all Viable Pet mastery combinations.

Shaman based ones without Necromancer/Occultist as support mastery are still viable, but I don’t like them and hence haven’t actually leveled any. So I won’t be talking about those here.

Now without further delay, let us move onto the stuff you are reading this for, unless you are here for my personal stash of Ice Cream. If that is the case, know that I will defend it with everything I have!

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Occultist:

We will be focusing on Hellhound, Familiar and Elemental Damage. If you are going for a Conjurer, it is recommended that you put enough points in Shaman early on, to get a 16/16 Briarthorn before going back to focus on the Occultist Side.

If you are going for a Cabalist, it is recommended that you put enough points in Necromancer early on, to get a 16/16 Blight Fiend before going back to focus on the Occultist Side. However, do note that it is optional and not necessary for success.

Devotions:–

Purple Crossroads > Shepherd’s Call > Remove Purple
Green Crossroads > Raven > Rhowan’s Crown > Remove Green
Blue Crossroads > Eel > 4 points in Amatok (for Blizzard)
Yellow Crossroads > Tortoise > Remove Yellow
Sailor’s Guide > Crane > Panther > Solemn Watcher
Ishtak + 4 points in Tree of Life (for Healing Rain)

Skills:–

Lvl 10 – 16/16 Familiar, 1/16 Mend Flesh.
Lvl 20 – 16/16 Hellhound, 1/10 Curse of Frailty, 7/10 Vulnerability, 1/16 Blood of Dreeg, 1/12 Storm Spirit.
Lvl 30 – 5/10 Curse of Frailty, 10/10 Vulnerability, 1/12 Ember Claw, 16/16 Blood of Dreeg.
Lvl 40 – 12/12 Lightning Strike, 1/12 Aspect of the Guardian, 7/12 Bonds of Bysmiel.
Lvl 50 – 12/12 Manipulation, 1/12 Infernal Breath.
Lvl 60 – 12/12 Bonds of Bysmiel, 12/12 Possession.
Lvl 70 – 12/12 Storm Spirit, 12/12 Aspect of the Guardian.
Lvl 80 – 12/12 Ember Claw, 12/12 Infernal Breath.
Lvl 90 – 10/10 Curse of Frailty, 16/16 Mend Flesh.
Lvl 94 – Respec as needed, according to the build you are going for.

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Necromancer:

We will be focusing on Skeletons first before respec’ing halfway through, into Blight Fiends & Reap Spirit and then going back to invest points in Skeletons later on. The reason for this is that Skeletons struggle Mid-game and hence the shifting of focus for a bit helps make things a bit easier.

If you are going for a Ritualist, it is recommended that you put enough points in Shaman early on, to get a 16/16 Briarthorn before going back to focus on the Necromancer Side. However, do note that it is optional and not necessary for success. For a Cabalist, starting Occultist first is recommended.

Devotions:–

Purple Crossroads > Shepherd’s Call > Remove Purple
Green Crossroads > Raven > Blue Crossroads > Eel
Red Crossroads > Viper > Murmur > Remove Red
Scholar’s Light > Remove Raven > Remove Green
4 points in Manticore (for Acid Spray) > Sailor’s Guide
Yellow Crossroads > Crane > Panther > Stag
Ishtak + 4 points in Tree of Life (for Healing Rain)

Skills:–

Lvl 10 – 16/16 Raise Skeletons, 1/12 Undead Legion.
Lvl 20 – 14/16 Summon Blight Fiend, 12/12 Undead Legion, 1/16 Ravenous Earth (RE).
Lvl 30 – 16/16 Summon blight Fiend, 12/12 Rotting Fumes, 6/12 Will of the Crypt.
Lvl 40 – Remove points from RE, Raise Skeletons and its nodes, 12/12 Blight Burst, 1/1 Unstable Anomaly, 16/16 Reap Spirit, 11/12 Master of Death.
Lvl 50 – 1/12 Spectral Binding, 1/10 Spectral Wrath, 16/16 Raise Skeletons, 1/12 Undead Legion.
Lvl 60 – 12/12 Master of Death, 12/12 Will of the Crypt, 8/10 Spectral Wrath.
Lvl 70 – 10/10 Spectral Wrath, 12/12 Spectral Binding, 8/10 Call of the Grave.
Lvl 80 – 10/10 Call of the Grave, 10/10 Mark of Torment, 1/10 Bone Harvest, 1/10 Dread, 6/12 Soul Harvest.
Lvl 90 – 12/12 Soul Harvest, 1/16 RE, 12/12 Decay.
Lvl 94 – Respec as needed, according to the build you are going for.

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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 : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t8fUaO9hGxlGEg4lbhrUtqXw5OTOjw8i

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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 https://wetransfer.com/ 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 Mediafire.com 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 -

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

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

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Hate CAPTCHA



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