Community Pokedex - Guide to All Summons

Find a handful of guides and walkthroughs here!
User avatar
abwhorent
Thunder Beetle
50 | 28
Common Love Badge
Earned over 20 cookies
Common Guide Badge
Created a complete character guide
Philby wrote:Amazing job, I love the transversal approach of the guide.
Recently I've been enjoying a lot the company of two VK with my necro when I was out for bossing. I need to try NH for Baal and Astro, but for the others the playstyle is super chill.
I'm so relaxed that I'm considering farming Kab for trophy frags, something I could dream of before I met the VK bros. I've checked the reanimates listing but :

TL;DR : what would be, in your opinion, the best reanimate? I know they don't do much but maybe some aura/proc is really worth it...

Thanks


I think more research is needed on Resurrects and Reanimates, so I can't really say which one is the best. It also depends on what build you're doing or what you want to do. For example, Rust Claws and Aberrant Lizards might be good for physical attackers but not so useful for Abyss Knights/Jinn Necromancers. Since most of the aura-having monsters don't seem to give their bonuses as reanimates anymore, it seems like reanimates fall broadly into two categories: Tanks (Have to be very tanky because you can't just resummon them casually) or utility debuffers

For the former, Tree of Life is probably unrivaled because it is both tanky and casts Inner Fire on itself, which rapidly regenerates its health. Blight's Hierarch and Darkwardens aren't bad either in terms of tankiness, but they cannot heal themselves. Akarat (from
Myrrhbearer
Myrrhbearer
Paladin Shields

'Auhe'
Runeword Level: 100
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
1% Base Block Chance
+(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
2% Deadly Strike
+20 to Body of the Savior
+50% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
or
Relic (Body of the Savior)
Cornerstone of the World
Relic
Required Level: 120
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
+1 Extra Resurrect
+(3 to 8) to Body of the Savior
) also heals himself at low health, but testing in Dimensional Labyrinth has shown that he cannot survive Corrupted Barbarian's Iron Spiral. Darkwardens are also quite good at hitting things because of their powerful Retaliate.

tl;dr kinda hard to say what's "best" reanimate, depends on build, some are more easily accessible than others so maybe go for what's convenient (nearby a waypoint).

Reanimate (from actual Reanimate, not from Resurrect) are just RNG from crafting or Kabraxis trophy anyways, so I wouldn't worry too much about getting an "ideal" one. They're just meatshields / distractions when you're clearing Fauzt.
Philby
Cog
203 | 3
Common Supporter Badge
Donated 1 time
Thanks again for your dedication and for the detailled answer.
myfataltouch
Dark Huntress
11 | 1
Great Supporter Badge
Donated 5 times
Thanks for the guide! Playing the Summon Necro right now.
"Like others, get crafted double minion damage jewels (15-21%) as you can, alongside the usual SUs." Just want to confirm that these are the Kur rune crafted jewels? I made a bunch and the highest I've been rolling is 5% minion dmg, with most coming in at 3-4%. Do I just keep rerolling until 15%+? Also what are some usual SU's that you recommend? The SummonMancer guide just recommends Tainted Crafted gear (Gloves, Boots, and Shield) I'm currently using the Laz Set. Any help is greatly appreciated!
User avatar
abwhorent
Thunder Beetle
50 | 28
Common Love Badge
Earned over 20 cookies
Common Guide Badge
Created a complete character guide
myfataltouch wrote:Thanks for the guide! Playing the Summon Necro right now.
"Like others, get crafted double minion damage jewels (15-21%) as you can, alongside the usual SUs." Just want to confirm that these are the Kur rune crafted jewels? I made a bunch and the highest I've been rolling is 5% minion dmg, with most coming in at 3-4%. Do I just keep rerolling until 15%+? Also what are some usual SU's that you recommend? The SummonMancer guide just recommends Tainted Crafted gear (Gloves, Boots, and Shield) I'm currently using the Laz Set. Any help is greatly appreciated!


The crafted mod (from the rune) stacks with the 4 affixes that spawn on a rare jewel. When you get the top crafted roll (5%) and the top minion damage roll (16%), you get 21%. That being said, the statistical average on a double rolled jewel is closer to 17% most of the time.

SUs depend on what variation of summon necro you want to do. I would say Lazarus set is fine for starting Necromancer, enough damage to comfortably do everything up to Uldy on any variant. The guide I've provided is more of a mini guide for leveling as there is no dedicated summon Necromancer guide that I've seen. I wouldn't call myself a necro expert, so I shouldn't say more. Sorry I can't help more!