cowking wrote:Yeah but losing ability to cast is like -50% dps. Really bad trade in SC.
I didn't say deathlord should be used (but I'd totally recommend it on a HC spec - which is what started the whole deathlord discussion in the first place) - just clearing up how the penalty works since a lot of people have misconceptions about it.
@Jaedong: minion hp isn't important, because you keep resummoning shadows for BtS. As for your big dudes, you can summon them before buffing into deathlord. The %tcd provided by deathlord is a must, remember also BtS gives you -50% dr, you can get pretty much one-shot by mobs like serafiends/moon knights as they have pierce attacks which is the main weakness of totemnec in terms of survability, and deathlord helps that. Not even mention the str/dex it gives which helps gearing a lot and can give room to some vita. I've played probably over 50 totemnecs in HC and the results of deathlord are extremely clear and should always be used imo - u seem to be making assumptions mostly from theory.