So I guess I'm going to be the first one to say it here. My Witch Doctor isn't even close to being my main, but I feel compelled to shine a little heavenly spotlight on this...*ahem*
Golden Gorget of Leoric - Amulet - "After earning a massacre bonus, summon forth 5-10 skeletal guardians for 45 seconds."
Anybody feel like doing a pet army/summon build, or...? ;-)
Granted, it's only 45 seconds, but as long as you maximize that massacre bonus, you could have a nice little pack following you around! Teaming it up with Zombie Dogs, Fetish Army, Gargantuan...could be fun.
Golden Gorget of Leoric - Amulet - "After earning a massacre bonus, summon forth 5-10 skeletal guardians for 45 seconds
I was watching a stream today and asked the chap that was using it were the skellies viable as Damage, he said on summon they did a very noticable amount.
I remember reading back a while go one off the affix effects some legendary ring was to summon 2-3 wolves,
I also think there was another affix with pets do 100% increased damage and with the pets/skills you already mentioned i think some sort of zoo build will be viable.
I hope so.
I don't know if it's the one you're talking about, but I heard about one legendary that summons all the Demon Hunter's Companions at once. Not sure if that's a Demon Hunter specific item (like a special Hand Crossbow or Quiver or Cloak), but if that were equippable by a Witch Doctor, already summoning a ton of stuff?
ItemPassive_Unique_Ring_716_x1 - Companion calls all companion types to your side.
I think this might be the one, but really need to see it in action to get a better understanding of it,
I know it might be hoping for to much but the old gidbinn also has this effect
Chance to summon a Fetish when attacking.
I wonder if the new one will be the same just of course with viable damage.
there is also that bovine 2 hander, i mean thats sort of a zoo hah.
Suddenly i am getting excited for a pet build, need to find a Good streamer witch doc, all i see is Crusaders which is expected.
Ahh, yeah, that's it. Okay...if it requires the Companion skill, it probably is a Demon Hunter only item. Probably just calls all the different creatures that come with the Companion skill runes, so...a big spider, a boar, a ferret, a raven, a bat and a wolf! Not sure they would put that item passive on a generic item like a Shoulders, but...pretty awesome if a Demon Hunter wants to carry around a little army to run interference for it! ;-) I wonder if the called companion types add on their rune effects, kinda like how the Inna's Set adds all the Mantra effects at once?
If so, here's what you would get (at least for now, by looking at the official Bnet guide, not like it's all that current, I think datamining made changes)...in addition to all the animals damaging enemies, you'd get:
-Crowd Control from the Spider damage
-Bat gives you 3 Hatred per second
-Boar gives you 310 Life Regen and +15% All Res
-Ferret picks up gold for you and increases Gold Find by 10%...that's cute.
Even if the datamining changed those rune effects, though, that'd be a pretty badass Demon Hunter legendary if you had all those creatures with you at once AND got their rune effects. :-D
Oooh, yeah, and that bovine 2-hander, I did forget about that. Cripes, people gonna be running around with zoos!!! Literally!
Also, With Scourge and Leoric's gorget I will turn my crusader into a death knight
They are really testing out some fun stuff finally
Gonna be fun experimenting with wacky builds!
I don't know why I missed Scourge when I filtered through there a while ago. Pretty awesome, have fun with that Death Knight.
And ya know...Perma-Call of the Ancients...am I wrong, or is it possible that all classes could have some level of, like...pet build?
-Witch Doctor? Well, that's a given...
-Barbs will have a Perma-Call of the Ancients...
-Monks will have a redone Mystic Ally skill, which is looking awesome. May not create a zoo/army/group, but even just an extra dude running around would be helpful.
-Demon Hunter will have the one sircaw and I were talking about, summons all the Companion types at once.
-Wizard...I coulda sworn there's an item that allows the Mirror Images to stay up longer, or indefinitely perhaps. Or maybe it just buffs their damage considerably. Either way, still constitutes summons, in my opinion.
Does the Crusader have any kind of summoning-related item passives that are specific to that class? Or any skills? To be honest, I really haven't looked much at the Crusader skill datamining. Mostly, I've been sticking to the existing class skill changes, as those are the ones I can relate to most, since I've used almost all of them. I just found it a bit unnecessary for me to get psyched about some Crusader skill that does insane damage, then see in the next round of datamining that it got nerfed, ;-)