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    Default Necro-pet or Elemental-pet ?

    Im going Chloromancer atm, with abit of Dominator aswell. I really want to have a pet, and im using the Elemental atm. I did try the Necro abit, but the first Skeleton looses aggro so easily compared to the Stone-dude.
    Im also looking to spec into somthing that gives me mana. Atm it feels like im ages away to get the mana-things from the Domi-tree...so perhaps I should place more points into one of the pet classes, as they both have some mana stuff.
    Only question is...what pet is best ? Necromancers pets...or the Elementalists pets ?

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    well, necromancer doesn't get it's tank pet until 12 and requires casting necro spells to fuel the pet abilities.
    keep in mind lesser pets stop leveling in the mid 20's regardless of sub

    for mana regen the best early option is putting 6 in warlock for sacrifice life: mana
    warlock also has 10 points at the beginning of their tree that is just generically useful too so it's a good option

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    Necro pets are better for dmg if you focus on using necro abilities, since you just want a helper pet it sounds like without investing much elementalist would probably work better. Chloros get 2 really nice mana regen abilities mid way up the tree so you shouldn't worry about that too much, but ele and necro both have one relatively low in their roots too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relair View Post
    Necro pets are better for dmg if you focus on using necro abilities, since you just want a helper pet it sounds like without investing much elementalist would probably work better. Chloros get 2 really nice mana regen abilities mid way up the tree so you shouldn't worry about that too much, but ele and necro both have one relatively low in their roots too.
    I'm currently running a leveling spec that is split about 50/50 between Chloro and Elemental. 21 points in Elemental means you have the major elemental pets, and the earth pet has no problem holding aggro for 3-4 mobs at a time. Chloro healing easily keeps up with the damage. This is around level 35, with 25 points in Chloro and the pet buffed with Synthesis at all times.

    Having said that, you don't need to worry about a "split" spec until around level 32 or so, as the lesser pet will level with you until level 30 (unlike the undead pets which I think fall behind at 27). Only once he is 2-3 levels below me did I rethink my spec.

    Oh, and I run Archon as my third, zero point soul, and use Pillaging Stone for the buff/debuff/filler. I generally just alternate between Natures Touch and Pillaging stone when PVEing and have zero problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kir View Post
    I'm currently running a leveling spec that is split about 50/50 between Chloro and Elemental. 21 points in Elemental means you have the major elemental pets, and the earth pet has no problem holding aggro for 3-4 mobs at a time. Chloro healing easily keeps up with the damage. This is around level 35, with 25 points in Chloro and the pet buffed with Synthesis at all times.

    Having said that, you don't need to worry about a "split" spec until around level 32 or so, as the lesser pet will level with you until level 30 (unlike the undead pets which I think fall behind at 27). Only once he is 2-3 levels below me did I rethink my spec.

    Oh, and I run Archon as my third, zero point soul, and use Pillaging Stone for the buff/debuff/filler. I generally just alternate between Natures Touch and Pillaging stone when PVEing and have zero problems.
    1) I don't know when the necro pet falls off, but the lesser earth elemental definitely goes up to 30. And he's much better at keeping aggro than the necro pet. (As an aside, I've never compared the higher level necro TANKING pet versus the greater earth elemental. When you reach that level you're using the zealot for it's dps.)

    2) If you're NOT going to be casting necro spells, then elem pets are definitely better than necro pets.

    3) Leveling with chloro spells is going to be slower than with a necro/warlock build. You should definitely go with what you enjoy playing; however, you should also educate yourself on the various cookie cutter builds. Try them out and learn how to play them as well.

    I purchased all four roles as soon as I could afford them. I suggest you do the same. You can have one build to do whatever you want, then a necro/warlock, a chloro/warlock or chloro/archon and a PvP build (or if you don't PvP.... perhaps an AOE specialist). When I get tired of playing a particular style I switch to another one for awhile.
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    Before 1.1 the greater earth elemental had problems keeping aggro, this is now solved. And he is a better tank then the knight from necro. The biggest difference is the survivability, the greater earth element fully specced is better in that then the knight. The knight however is then again better in dealing dmg. Both souls don't have any problem with mana.

    So it all boils down to which one fits your playstyle more, I got both a necro/lock and ele/archon. And if I'm up against lvl 50 elites I like ele/archon more then necro/lock. Improved quicken element is a lot more effective then revivity/soul purge at keeping your pet alive. As it doesn't use charge and heals 25% a sec for 5 seconds. Doesn't deal dmg though.

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    It's all situational.

    Earth pet backed up with Ele heal (if you pay attention =) is flat out unkillable.

    Both necro pets do considerably more single target damage and even the Zealot can do light tanking just fine.

    There is no "better" pet.
    For AEing multible mobs, going elementalist-heavy works better while necro with the pet speced out to tankable levels will have trouble getting decent AE from secondary souls.

    But single target? Zealot and Soul Purge. Think hot knife, think butter.
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