Totem Nec should get bumped to T0.5, it's that good now.
- Frostclaw Totem hits like a mack truck full of bricks now. That said, after a teleport, it's a good idea to respawn frostclaw totems sightly distanced from each other so they don't overkill the same targets over and over again.
- The build goes *fast* once you hit 13 and craft Pax Mystica; not only is it a good mainhand weapon, but between the blink oskill and bend the shadows, you'll zoom across the acts with reckless abandon. You will need to keep your armor upgraded, but even the Nihlathak AC farm that happens after finishing Normal to get TU gear is fast; it was not uncommon for me to kill nihlathak in 30 seconds from entering the game. I was able to get to Hell and kill the butcher in 3 hours flat on a dry run.
- A lesser-known element of totems (thanks Fuppy!) is that they snapshot your caster traits when you summon them. What this means is at, say, 100, you can craft
Runeword Level: 100
+(51 to 100) Spell Focus
+(6 to 8) to All Skills
-(21 to 30)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(24 to 33)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(21 to 30)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(21 to 30)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
(21 to 30)% to Energy
+750 Defense vs. Missile
Elemental Resists +(31 to 50)%
, summon your totems, swap back to Pax Mystica, and go at full speed anyways, or just use Jitan's Gate, go a bit slower, and not deal with the overhead.
- Pretty much all ubers through 120 present no difficulty and can be done in TUs. Every one of them even ones that traditionally give summoners trouble (Baal is a joke, Kabraxis amounts to just dropping totems and getting some coffee). Even some 125s, although a few will be problematic (Astrogha requires suicide running him with frostclaw only, or respec to Malice, or get better gear but what build doesn't need to do this?). Just lean on those tasty sacred crafts and frostclaw is excellent single target. Fautz farming will require a focus/respec in fireheart totems due to how the mechanics of that area works, and work is being done on figuring out a non-Radiance setup for that. This is probably going to involve a hybrid setup between jinn/abyss knight summoner and fire totems until then, although I am still working on solving this gear setup.