Pretty much says it all, to be honest. I pointed out earlier that Diablo “hireling” AI has the absolute worst judgment of any game I have ever played, and will absolutely do everything it can to get you killed. I’m sad to see this is just one more instance of the same.
Most of the time that I click a shrine or pylon, the clone just stays posted like a complete idiot, cheerfully watching the battle rage on as if a spectator in a stadium. I have to move screens away before it will teleport to me and actually start taking actions. As a result, I have declined any shrines/pylons unless I specifically want the power they contain (Conduit, Power, Shield, etc).
Just the same as the last season’s buff, the clones are like sprinkles on a cupcake: They don’t function in any way as a benefit to me, they’re just there to look pretty. Well…that’s not entirely true, is it? At least the last season’s buff couldn’t directly, intentionally, instantly and without the barest scrap of possibility to avoid it, kill your character outright.
So…to continue the earlier analogy, these sprinkles would then have to be made of cyanide and not hardened sugar. Murder sprinkles then.