As a Pale Master should I go for the Frostlight Mantle for the Skeleton Pet synergy?

Yot9

Member
I am already playing as Draconic Incarnation and am planning to keep it for the Breath Attack as well as tier 5 Enhancements. My question is if I should switch the Attune the Arcane Mantle for the Frostlight one. The reason I am asking is because the Frostlight one can also be used by Pets, Hirelings and Summons and the damage it deals scales with my Spell Power. Since I have a Skeleton Pet as a Pale Master that means that my damage output would be greatly increased than usual. The question is if it's worth it over the bonuses the Attune the Arcane Mantle provide.
 

Ned_Ellis

Active member
I thought this concept would be interesting too but when I tried it out my skellie wasn't procing any aoe damage sadly. As it's worded it seems like a bug but it could just be wai and it wasn't meant to 'recreate' the mantle (but I'll be damned if I know what it was supposed to do!)
 

Yot9

Member
I thought this concept would be interesting too but when I tried it out my skellie wasn't procing any aoe damage sadly. As it's worded it seems like a bug but it could just be wai and it wasn't meant to 'recreate' the mantle (but I'll be damned if I know what it was supposed to do!)
Thanks for the info!
 

Ned_Ellis

Active member
Until summons get a complete overhaul, they aren't worth investing in.
whilst I do agree, the reasonably durable skellie pumping out a few thousand aoe dmg every few seconds on low difficulties (ee/r1) would be a fair qol perk for a palemaster using magus imo.
 

Ying

5000+ hours played
Play the game however you want. On R1, it doesn't matter what you use because if you're geared and built well, you're already steamrolling the mobs. What works in low skulls often doesn't scale well to high skulls. For example, getting into melee range as a caster to use the Magus mantle is a death waiting to happen in high skulls. Your pet isn't going to survive in high skulls either.
 

Careall

Well-known member
I just built a synergistic PM/EK Magus/Primal and jacked my summons up with everything I could grab. The Primal Ally, T5 in Primal Avatar, lets you have another summons (I also had the Magus Lich). You can Quicken cast it a short distance in front of you, and the cooldown is only 20 seconds, and it grabs a lot of aggro. The Dryad can heal, which, when combined with the shared Mantle, means she's also casting Cocoon every now and then. My skeleton acted as the tank with over 3k HP. I just set up AOE dots to support all the hires. My crazy-legs lich just ran around doing whatever crazy-legged liches do. They all shared my spell power, and all got bonus hitpoints from my Dwarven PM/EK (edit: from Natural Shielding). Use Otto's Dance Now or Else spell to lock up reapers and most champs. I only jumped into combat for the occasional Eldritch Strike and Arcane Siphon attacks to boost everyone's spell power (+60 total). I didn't have a hireling, which would have just been more icing on that cake.
Between levels 10-25, summons, pets, and hires lack usefulness with only minor utility (heals, mana batteries, door openers, etc.). After you can start getting those MoE and PA Destinies, they start to be a force to reckon with.
 

Smokewolf

Well-known member
In Epics, my Skelton tops out over 3k hp, has evasion. Making it a very good agro magnet in situations where the extra seconds it provides allows me to gain an advantage. Sure its not going to tank R10 but against trash mobs it's a nice buffer to have.
 
You are supposed to be doing reaper in good synergistic groups at r10 anyhow. It can turn into a absolute cluster muck. I will never understand the almost crusader talk of "Oh that ability isn't good because Reaper blah " my guy, its good for anyone not running Reaper and needing to get too that point.
 

voenixa121

Well-known member
The aura doesnt stack with itself. If an enemy is in your and your skeletons aura at the same time it only takes damage from yours. Stay away from magus with your wizard, its more of a destiny for alchemists. Go primal if you really want to buff your pet.

Edit: just realized this was a damn necro post, oh well.
 
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