Im playing Thorns crusader this season and picked templar just as always ^^ thanks to this topic i remember that enchantress with atk Speed buff is much more useful in soloplay, Need a good blinding sand sword =)
I take templar with windfury/wyrdward/freeze deflection all the time. Specced with CDR, I get plenty of heals, plenty of extra CC and a mini tank I can hide behind to soak up solo boss projectiles. I use templar on all my characters.
I almost always use Templar, but honestly if I am playing WD, he is likely as not to have Int gear, because follower damage is irrelevant. In generaly I find the modest regen and sustain help to have more value than the CC and damage buffing you get from Enchantress and Scoundral.
It's kind of a shame that mostly they are all just coatracks for an Oculus, Ess of Johann, an undying relic, maybe a unity or some CC gear.
It would be cool if followers felt more impactful.
Agree it would be nice if followers felt like they helped out more- although they are much better than early D3 days.
For DH I use scoundrel for the range, knockback from lightning-rolled windforce and use control-impairing or damage skills. Oculus, wyrdward, and Ess/Overwhelming/Haunt just whatever I find. Scoundrel easy to gear on a DH and the knockback is amazing for those fast/flying elites.
For melee toons I use templar with lightning wep, oculus, wyrdward, whatever ammy (above), and freeze of deflection. All control-impair skills (intervene, intimidate, charge, inspire for resource regen).
Sometimes I will speedfarm with enchantress and use the follower token that gives her all the skills... just for fun.
I generally set my follower up for the RG with the enchantress and blinding sand sword (38% blind) or Templar with Eun jang do (20% below life freeze), justice lantern and freeze of deflection (provided I'm not using unity). I always set up with max possible CDR and AS on any follower gear.