I have a sorc and rogue at 25 so this time I tried nec and with my minions out all I have been doing is hitting a single key for blight. Not a single time have I ever been in trouble or needed to revive even one minion.
I even did Malnok at lvl 21 where it was 23 without even caring as I just run around in circles for something to do. I was not able to clear Malnok on either of my two other characters so this shows my low level skill I have.
I am on normal so it should be easy and this doesn’t take into account how minions will scale in later game but just thought there was so much difference in power that I would mention it here.
Mine get wrecked by bosses, but I didn’t skill into like HP bonuses. I think there’s definitely a fine line between them feeling OP and them getting slapped in harder tier content. We will have to wait and see. Seems like it would be a difficult thing to get right but I have faith.
Necro has a lot of the same “problems” as Sorc in that it doesn’t need much itemization early but since it gets everything in its kit so early, other classes will catch up. Both got their class mechanic in the beta and while they have fewer item slots, that’s not a real issue at this low level and low difficulty.
Pet classes are generally pretty strong and easy early in any game especially when you can get as many permanent pets as necro can at level 25.
What people who played closed beta were saying about minion necros was the pets can survive, but it’s just not enough damage for the end game nightmare dungeon meta.
Really makes me roll my eyes when I see people on the forums and even youtubers who clearly know better but they want clicks for money say things like ‘COMPLETELY BROKEN’ and ‘THIS IS GETTING NERFED 1000%’
Just relax guys it’s act 1. Go play the end game in june and see what every class can do and then we can have a serious discussion about balance.
your post was pretty misleading too because I definitely remember the goatman mauler rare for the side quest actually deleting all of my skele war and mages in less than a second after it entered my screen. Like every single skeleton was just gone in 0.5 seconds.
Ya pet builds are generally super easy mode in games though its the same thing for bm hunter when you are leveling in wow. Doesn’t mean they are completely busted throughout the entire game you’re just looking at act 1 right now and you are also overgearing for act 1 at that because you are getting full legendary affixed gear sets.
D2 necro with pets was “ok” for clear hell, slow but safe
Bone/nova necro was a farming beast
I mean every character will be viable endgame, not all can be the fastest
You can survive pretty easy? Slow killing
You are a glass cannon? Fast killing
Just relax its a demo of few content,dont even know the future gear/enemies
If you think minion necro is op, try blood/thorns necro. Have not used a single potion to heal in like the last 5 levels. Most trash dies to 100 thorns@level 15 and that’s only with a shield, a pot and the passive skill giving me thorns.