Khamul wrote:LHawkins1 wrote:Khamul wrote:having those blade sword summons are very nice (1 point but requires 3 extra points before you can skill it). they boast 10k hp and are magic immune and deal a decent amount of physical damage + bladestorm proc. Having extra super meat shields other than Ice elementals is awesome.
They give you no type of buff whatsoever. Reanimates and ice eles are more than enough to tank any stray hits as you go. 10k hp is also fairly bad for a summon end game unless they have some type of avoid or something to make up for it. In short, blade summons are a bad suggestion.
They're really useful for tanking Heroic bosses for a few extra seconds so you can spam Thunderstone. Helps at Belial and Quov Tsin especially. Summoning ubers as well. Sure I could make do with Ice elementals but I find them pretty useful as I'm only putting the rest of my skill points into Ice elemental buffs anyways so more summons for just 4 points. This is early to mid game where you can get ~50 all skill levels with just 1 point and you're missing a few charms.
no build is set in stone.
Just seems counterproductive to me, especially in regards to those heroics that you mentioned since the blade summons will die just as fast, if not faster than ice eles. If it was a boss that ONLY dealt magic damage, then yea, I could see how they'd be useful, but not the ones you mentioned.
It's your personal preference I guess. It just doesn't fit into Vampyra's guide very well.