The Carnival - A Guide to Pets

Maya, how do you level up Fluffy Squishy? I’m going for the lazy birb version, but not sure whether to max pets first or climb masteries a bit more. Atm I have 6 points in each pet base skill. Only mid-20s atm.

Personally, I simply went for the Solo Occu all the way to 94 and then changed the skill points around.

That should still work, but with just enough points into Shaman early on to get a 16/16 Briarthorn for the extra pet for an easier time.

The points needed can be taken from what would have gone to the Hellhound’s skills.

But after getting a Briarthorn, going back to Occultist and focusing on it (except for the Hound skills other than 1 point in Ember Claw) should be the most straightforward route.

Something like this should do:

L10 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/vNQY8qMN
L20 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/b28egoGV
L30 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/q2MnWqQV
L40 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YNn6EOyN
L50 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/bVAwPd1N
L60 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YZeKzdp2
L70 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/JVl605oN
L80 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YVWO3BdV
L90 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/m233o5j2

Don’t mind the items, the links are just modified Occu ones from my build diary :yum:

You can also get Assassin’s blade for the extra Physical RR for Briarthorns until you can convert pet physical into elemental.
Look here for the devotion setup in that case: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/gZwL8WbN

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Thanks Maya. I usually max pets first, but for 3 it’s a bit of a juggle over who to do first. I’ll swop stuff around for the level 30 plan and take it from there. :smiley: Only a few more levels off that anyway, just hit L26.

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Added another Cabalist to the list :yum:
Blame @Avyctes for trying to out-laze me…

Hi Maya. How would you level a cabalist? I am leveling a pure necromancer and they are breaking me.

L10 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/vNQY8qMN
L20 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4VxmBKaZ
L30 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/Q2zDk9vZ
L40 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/eZPOkYBV
L50 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/vNQOgoMV
L60 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/RVvLjvmN
L70 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/JVl6DEXN
L80 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/dVbnQE3V
L90 - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/D2p6koeZ

That should work. Try to get an Early Scorpius Pummeler if you can.

(Ignore the items)

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Thank you very much Maya, I hope to have my armed character soon

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Hi, returning player from ~end of may I think. Last I left off I was following the lightning squishy build and having a pretty good time of it but it seems it is outdated now. I have most of the gear for any of the builds you listed, both conjurer and cabalist but I dont have any of the bysmiels trinkets items. Whats my best bet until I manage to get a hold of those?

Hm… I don’t remember the exact build you mentioned. But if you can give the GT link, I can try to simply give you an updated version if you wish.

But if you have the full mythical beastcaller set, you can try this instead too: Sanguine Lupus - Pet Conjurer

So… random Fluffy Squishy build I threw together: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/O2G4yqJV

Kind of low on Phys res though image


2nd Random build -

Lazy 2 button Ghol Pet Ritualist: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/RVvLjbzN

Hi Maya,
Feel like playing a pet build again.

What’s your most offensive build? I kinda like blowing up things quickly, don’t mind if I can’t facetank.
Thanks :slight_smile:

Conjurer - Sanguine Lupus - Pet Conjurer
Cabalist - Will O Wisp - Pet Cabalist

Questions for the resident zookeeper.

  1. Ravens autoattack - does it scale with attack speed or cast speed?

  2. Pet skills (like Blight Burst, Ground Slam or Lightning Strike) - is their cooldown affected by cdr?

  3. Skeleton mages - do they deal vitality/phys like other skeletons?

  4. What’s your take on Mend Wounds currently? Does it slow down Ravens’ dps?

  1. Cast Speed apparently, since Birbs don’t exactly have an auto attack and it is just a spammable spell with WD :frowning:
  2. Not afaik.
  3. Good question, but either Dammitt needs to add their stats to the Pet-DB or someone who has looked through the game files need to chime in before I can answer with any confidence.
  4. I don’t notice any notable dps difference. However, I did notice a massive decrease in survivability on my Will O Wisp Cabalist when I removed Mend Flesh, so the healing definitely works.

Guide updated with stuff about Ice Cream.

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Hi Maya, this guide is absolutely awesome, but could I also ask for a non-Zippyshare link? Zippy appears to have gotten itself blocked in the UK and several EU countries (or blocked itself there, no one is actually entirely sure what is going on, and they won’t respond to tech journalists queries about it)

Hopefully that works :yum:

Also, for future cases, VPN should do the trick. You don’t even need a 3rd party one. Opera browser comes with its own for eg.

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Alright, Guide has been updated with a few random things that may or may nor be of use to anyone reading it.

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Hi Maya, why Unstable Anomaly? With my current Gear i have arround 6.7 seconds cdr of my BF, so i never can cast the third one right? Thanks!

Hi Maya, I just started out with no gear and following your budget Conjurer build. After I finished it, where should I farm (and what can the budget build farm reliably) to get those final gear in the main build? I’m aiming the Sanguine Lupus one. Thanks!