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Summoning Stones[edit]

Right now what bothers me quite a bit is the vast difference in power of summons of the summoning stones. Balancing out the power between them would be very nice.

Here is suggestion of how they possibly could be improved.

Igneous Summoning Stone[edit]

Elementalist Fire Imp (summon)

Level 1-7

Flare.jpg
Flare
Fireball.jpg
Fireball
Glyph of Restoration.jpg
Glyph of Restoration
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Level 8-14

Flare.jpg
Flare
Fireball.jpg
Fireball
Incendiary Bonds.jpg
Incendiary Bonds
Meteor.jpg
Meteor
Glyph of Restoration.jpg
Glyph of Restoration
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Level 15-19

Flare.jpg
Flare
Immolate.jpg
Immolate
Fireball.jpg
Fireball
Incendiary Bonds.jpg
Incendiary Bonds
Meteor.jpg
Meteor
Glyph of Restoration.jpg
Glyph of Restoration
Fire Attunement.jpg
Fire Attunement
Aura of Restoration.jpg
Aura of Restoration

The Fire Imp is a nice ally for the low level players with skills that work well in low level 4 man areas. But when advancing in level and get to higher level areas monsters also get stronger with higher levels and stronger skill bars. To keep it's use fully the Fire Imp's build should adjust to level of enemies encountered. Since it cannot be used at level 20 no elite is present in it's build.

Mysterious Summoning Stone[edit]

Warrior Juggernaut (summon)

Shove.jpg
Shove
Desperation Blow.jpg
Desperation Blow
Drunken Blow.jpg
Drunken Blow
Grapple.jpg
Grapple
Healing Signet.jpg
Healing Signet
Juggernaut Toss.jpg
Juggernaut Toss
Aura of the Juggernaut.jpg
Aura of the Juggernaut
Stun Immunity.jpg
Stun Immunity

Warrior Kveldulf (summon)

Crippling Slash.jpg
Crippling Slash
Gash.jpg
Gash
Knee Cutter.jpg
Knee Cutter
Power Attack.jpg
Power Attack
Savage Slash.jpg
Savage Slash
Enraging Charge.jpg
Enraging Charge
Lion's Comfort.jpg
Lion's Comfort
Endure Pain.jpg
Endure Pain

Warrior Restless Corpse (summon)

Auspicious Parry.jpg
Auspicious Parry
Sever Artery.jpg
Sever Artery
Gash.jpg
Gash
Final Thrust.jpg
Final Thrust
Seeking Blade.jpg
Seeking Blade
Riposte.jpg
Riposte
Deadly Riposte.jpg
Deadly Riposte
Healing Signet.jpg
Healing Signet

Ranger Devourer (summon)

Incendiary Arrows.jpg
Incendiary Arrows
Forked Arrow.jpg
Forked Arrow
Hunter's Shot.jpg
Hunter's Shot
Lightning Reflexes.jpg
Lightning Reflexes
Ignite Arrows.jpg
Ignite Arrows
Poison Tip Signet.jpg
Poison Tip Signet
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent
Antidote Signet.jpg
Antidote Signet

Ranger Elementalist Siege Turtle (summon)

Quick Shot.jpg
Quick Shot
Kindle Arrows.jpg
Kindle Arrows
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent
Antidote Signet.jpg
Antidote Signet
Conjure Flame.jpg
Conjure Flame
Siege Turtle Attack (The Eternal Grove).jpg
Siege Turtle Attack (The Eternal Grove)
Turtle Shell.jpg
Turtle Shell
Carrier Defense.jpg
Carrier Defense

Ranger Paragon Swarm of Bees (summon)

Escape.jpg
Escape
Natural Stride.jpg
Natural Stride
Throw Dirt.jpg
Throw Dirt
Apply Poison.jpg
Apply Poison
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent
Antidote Signet.jpg
Antidote Signet
"Go for the Eyes!".jpg
"Go for the Eyes!"
"Find Their Weakness!".jpg
"Find Their Weakness!"

Mesmer Crystal Spider (summon)

Mantra of Recovery.jpg
Mantra of Recovery
Energy Burn.jpg
Energy Burn
Chaos Storm.jpg
Chaos Storm
Power Spike.jpg
Power Spike
Guilt.jpg
Guilt
Shatter Enchantment.jpg
Shatter Enchantment
Shatter Hex.jpg
Shatter Hex
Ether Feast.jpg
Ether Feast

Elementalist Crystal Guardian (summon)

Shockwave.jpg
Shockwave
Shock.jpg
Shock
Aftershock.jpg
Aftershock
Crystal Wave.jpg
Crystal Wave
Glyph of Restoration.jpg
Glyph of Restoration
Sliver Armor.jpg
Sliver Armor
Stoneflesh Aura.jpg
Stoneflesh Aura
Earth Attunement.jpg
Earth Attunement

Elementalist Fire Imp (summon)

Ether Renewal.jpg
Ether Renewal
Flare.jpg
Flare
Fireball.jpg
Fireball
Incendiary Bonds.jpg
Incendiary Bonds
Meteor Shower.jpg
Meteor Shower
Rodgort's Invocation.jpg
Rodgort's Invocation
Mark of Rodgort.jpg
Mark of Rodgort
Fire Attunement.jpg
Fire Attunement

Elementalist Ooze (summon)

Unsteady Ground.jpg
Unsteady Ground
Ebon Hawk.jpg
Ebon Hawk
Stoning.jpg
Stoning
Glowstone.jpg
Glowstone
Earthquake.jpg
Earthquake
Earthen Shackles.jpg
Earthen Shackles
Glyph of Restoration.jpg
Glyph of Restoration
Earth Attunement.jpg
Earth Attunement

Assassin Oni (summon)

Assassin's Promise.jpg
Assassin's Promise
Shadow Fang.jpg
Shadow Fang
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Impale.jpg
Impale
Shadow Refuge.jpg
Shadow Refuge
Demonic Agility.jpg
Demonic Agility

Assassin Raptor (summon)

Moebius Strike.jpg
Moebius Strike
Disrupting Stab.jpg
Disrupting Stab
Wild Strike.jpg
Wild Strike
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Critical Eye.jpg
Critical Eye
Critical Defenses.jpg
Critical Defenses
Shadow Refuge.jpg
Shadow Refuge
Way of Perfection.jpg
Way of Perfection

Ritualist Gaki (summon)

Spirit Channeling.jpg
Spirit Channeling
Ghostmirror Light.jpg
Ghostmirror Light
Mend Body and Soul.jpg
Mend Body and Soul
Spirit Light.jpg
Spirit Light
Vengeful Weapon.jpg
Vengeful Weapon
Weapon of Shadow.jpg
Weapon of Shadow
Life.jpg
Life
Recuperation.jpg
Recuperation

Dervish Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh (summon)

Vow of Strength.jpg
Vow of Strength
Eremite's Attack.jpg
Eremite's Attack
Twin Moon Sweep.jpg
Twin Moon Sweep
Aura of Thorns.jpg
Aura of Thorns
Conviction.jpg
Conviction
Mirage Cloak.jpg
Mirage Cloak
Enraged.jpg
Enraged
Fingers of Chaos.jpg
Fingers of Chaos

Dervish Golem (summon)

Wounding Strike.jpg
Wounding Strike
Twin Moon Sweep.jpg
Twin Moon Sweep
Chilling Victory.jpg
Chilling Victory
Victorious Sweep.jpg
Victorious Sweep
Staggering Force.jpg
Staggering Force
Conviction.jpg
Conviction
Armor of Sanctity.jpg
Armor of Sanctity
Golem Boosters.jpg
Golem Boosters

Any Grentch (summon)

Avatar of Grenth (snow fighting skill).jpg
Avatar of Grenth (snow fighting skill)
Snowball.jpg
Snowball
Mega Snowball.jpg
Mega Snowball
Yellow Snow.jpg
Yellow Snow
Holiday Blues.jpg
Holiday Blues
Side Step.jpg
Side Step
Ice Fort.jpg
Ice Fort
"Mmmm. Snowcone!".jpg
"Mmmm. Snowcone!"

Any Snowman (summon)

Avatar of Dwayna (snow fighting skill).jpg
Avatar of Dwayna (snow fighting skill)
Flurry of Ice.jpg
Flurry of Ice
Blinding Snow.jpg
Blinding Snow
Hidden Rock.jpg
Hidden Rock
Avalanche (skill).jpg
Avalanche (skill)
Ice Breaker.jpg
Ice Breaker
Ice Fort.jpg
Ice Fort
"Mmmm. Snowcone!".jpg
"Mmmm. Snowcone!"

The power gap between the summons is quite massive, some using full builds with and elite while others have incomplete skill bars and/or are lacking an elite. The skills the summons use on AI level is also something that is quite questionable for an ally that travels with you and is meant to assist you in higher level areas. Giving the summons full builds with skills, elites as well as monster skills to those who are fit for it in a build AI can use effectivly would seriously improve them. Altough overhauling most of them i also tried to keep their power as balanced as possible to eachother, but the usefulness of the summons amongst eachother is mainly decided by the area and the party setup.

Celestial Summoning Stone[edit]

Warrior Celestial Dog (summon)

Eviscerate.jpg
Eviscerate
Executioner's Strike.jpg
Executioner's Strike
Cyclone Axe.jpg
Cyclone Axe
Flail.jpg
Flail
Rush.jpg
Rush
Defensive Stance.jpg
Defensive Stance
Healing Signet.jpg
Healing Signet
Conjure Lightning.jpg
Conjure Lightning

Warrior Ranger Celestial Tiger (summon)

Quivering Blade.jpg
Quivering Blade
Sever Artery.jpg
Sever Artery
Gash.jpg
Gash
Tiger Stance.jpg
Tiger Stance
Poison Tip Signet.jpg
Poison Tip Signet
Natural Stride.jpg
Natural Stride
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent
Antidote Signet.jpg
Antidote Signet

Warrior Dervish Celestial Ox (summon)

Earth Shaker.jpg
Earth Shaker
Pulverizing Smash.jpg
Pulverizing Smash
Auspicious Blow.jpg
Auspicious Blow
Counter Blow.jpg
Counter Blow
Irresistible Blow.jpg
Irresistible Blow
Bull's Strike.jpg
Bull's Strike
Lion's Comfort.jpg
Lion's Comfort
Shield of Force.jpg
Shield of Force

Monk Celestial Horse (summon)

Aura of Faith.jpg
Aura of Faith
Dismiss Condition.jpg
Dismiss Condition
Remove Hex.jpg
Remove Hex
Spirit Bond.jpg
Spirit Bond
Shield of Absorption.jpg
Shield of Absorption
Guardian.jpg
Guardian
Gift of Health.jpg
Gift of Health
Essence Bond.jpg
Essence Bond

Necromancer Celestial Pig (summon)

Life Transfer.jpg
Life Transfer
Life Siphon.jpg
Life Siphon
Vampiric Swarm.jpg
Vampiric Swarm
Deathly Swarm.jpg
Deathly Swarm
Rising Bile.jpg
Rising Bile
Putrid Explosion.jpg
Putrid Explosion
Taste of Pain.jpg
Taste of Pain
Blood Ritual.jpg
Blood Ritual

Necromancer Mesmer Celestial Rat (summon)

Blood of the Aggressor.jpg
Blood of the Aggressor
Barbed Signet.jpg
Barbed Signet
Oppressive Gaze.jpg
Oppressive Gaze
Rotting Flesh.jpg
Rotting Flesh
Blood Renewal.jpg
Blood Renewal
Fevered Dreams.jpg
Fevered Dreams
Fragility.jpg
Fragility
Accumulated Pain.jpg
Accumulated Pain

Mesmer Celestial Rooster (summon)

Lyssa's Aura.jpg
Lyssa's Aura
Wandering Eye.jpg
Wandering Eye
Signet of Clumsiness.jpg
Signet of Clumsiness
Power Return.jpg
Power Return
Accumulated Pain.jpg
Accumulated Pain
Conjure Nightmare.jpg
Conjure Nightmare
Frustration.jpg
Frustration
Ether Feast.jpg
Ether Feast

Elementalist Celestial Dragon (summon)

Blinding Surge.jpg
Blinding Surge
Enervating Charge.jpg
Enervating Charge
Lightning Hammer.jpg
Lightning Hammer
Chain Lightning.jpg
Chain Lightning
Shock Arrow.jpg
Shock Arrow
Glyph of Lesser Energy.jpg
Glyph of Lesser Energy
Air Attunement.jpg
Air Attunement
Aura of Restoration.jpg
Aura of Restoration

Assassin Celestial Rabbit (summon)

Way of the Assassin.jpg
Way of the Assassin
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Critical Eye.jpg
Critical Eye
Critical Defenses.jpg
Critical Defenses
Way of Perfection.jpg
Way of Perfection
Assassin's Remedy.jpg
Assassin's Remedy

Assassin Ranger Celestial Snake (summon)

Temple Strike.jpg
Temple Strike
Golden Fox Strike.jpg
Golden Fox Strike
Golden Fang Strike.jpg
Golden Fang Strike
Critical Strike.jpg
Critical Strike
Sharpen Daggers.jpg
Sharpen Daggers
Critical Defenses.jpg
Critical Defenses
Serpent's Quickness.jpg
Serpent's Quickness
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent

Paragon Warrior Celestial Monkey (summon)

Focused Anger.jpg
Focused Anger
Vicious Attack.jpg
Vicious Attack
Unblockable Throw.jpg
Unblockable Throw
Wild Throw.jpg
Wild Throw
"Go for the Eyes!".jpg
"Go for the Eyes!"
Leader's Comfort.jpg
Leader's Comfort
Remedy Signet.jpg
Remedy Signet
"For Great Justice!".jpg
"For Great Justice!"

Dervish Celestial Sheep (summon)

Onslaught.jpg
Onslaught
Aura Slicer.jpg
Aura Slicer
Reap Impurities.jpg
Reap Impurities
Chilling Victory.jpg
Chilling Victory
Mystic Twister.jpg
Mystic Twister
Attacker's Insight.jpg
Attacker's Insight
Grenth's Aura.jpg
Grenth's Aura
Mystic Vigor.jpg
Mystic Vigor

The builds the Celestial summons have are just weak with skills that conflict eachother. It's nice to have name themed builds for them but it should not be at the cost of the effectiveness of the summons. I tried to keep them themed to their original build style but i still ended up redoing most of them completely because they are just plain weak for summons. These are all summons that need some serious improvement (and no copied builds from other summons).

Zaishen Summoning Stone[edit]

Warrior Champion of Balthazar (summon)

Soldier's Stance.jpg
Soldier's Stance
Sever Artery.jpg
Sever Artery
Gash.jpg
Gash
Sun and Moon Slash.jpg
Sun and Moon Slash
Soldier's Strike.jpg
Soldier's Strike
"Fear Me!".jpg
"Fear Me!"
"To the Limit!".jpg
"To the Limit!"
Healing Signet.jpg
Healing Signet

Warrior Footman (summon)

Defy Pain.jpg
Defy Pain
Dismember.jpg
Dismember
Penetrating Blow.jpg
Penetrating Blow
Body Blow.jpg
Body Blow
Furious Axe.jpg
Furious Axe
Enraging Charge.jpg
Enraging Charge
Lion's Comfort.jpg
Lion's Comfort
"I Will Survive!".jpg
"I Will Survive!"

Warrior Ghostly Hero (summon)

Dragon Slash.jpg
Dragon Slash
Whirlwind Attack (Turai Ossa).jpg
Whirlwind Attack (Turai Ossa)
Distracting Blow.jpg
Distracting Blow
Soldier's Defense.jpg
Soldier's Defense
"For Elona!".jpg
"For Elona!"
"For Great Justice!".jpg
"For Great Justice!"
Healing Signet.jpg
Healing Signet
Giant Stomp (Turai Ossa).jpg
Giant Stomp (Turai Ossa)

Warrior Ranger Guild Lord (summon)

Flourish.jpg
Flourish
Flail.jpg
Flail
Lion's Comfort.jpg
Lion's Comfort
Signet of Strength.jpg
Signet of Strength
Volley.jpg
Volley
Hunter's Shot.jpg
Hunter's Shot
Keen Arrow.jpg
Keen Arrow
Amulet of Protection.jpg
Amulet of Protection

Ranger Archer (summon)

Prepared Shot.jpg
Prepared Shot
Savage Shot.jpg
Savage Shot
Concussion Shot.jpg
Concussion Shot
Distracting Shot.jpg
Distracting Shot
Kindle Arrows.jpg
Kindle Arrows
Natural Stride.jpg
Natural Stride
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent
Antidote Signet.jpg
Antidote Signet

Monk Priest of Balthazar (summon)

Word of Healing.jpg
Word of Healing
Dwayna's Kiss.jpg
Dwayna's Kiss
Infuse Health.jpg
Infuse Health
Signet of Rejuvenation.jpg
Signet of Rejuvenation
Spotless Soul.jpg
Spotless Soul
Spotless Mind.jpg
Spotless Mind
Vigorous Spirit.jpg
Vigorous Spirit
Essence Bond.jpg
Essence Bond

Dervish Avatar of Balthazar (summon)

Avatar of Balthazar.jpg
Avatar of Balthazar
Eremite's Attack.jpg
Eremite's Attack
Crippling Victory.jpg
Crippling Victory
Reap Impurities.jpg
Reap Impurities
Heart of Fury.jpg
Heart of Fury
Balthazar's Rage.jpg
Balthazar's Rage
Pious Restoration.jpg
Pious Restoration
Intimidating Aura.jpg
Intimidating Aura

Shining Blade War Horn[edit]

Warrior Shining Blade Ally

Hundred Blades.jpg
Hundred Blades
Barbarous Slice.jpg
Barbarous Slice
Gash.jpg
Gash
Shield Stance.jpg
Shield Stance
Healing Signet.jpg
Healing Signet
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Ranger Shining Blade Ally

Barrage.jpg
Barrage
Distracting Shot.jpg
Distracting Shot
Natural Stride.jpg
Natural Stride
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent
Antidote Signet.jpg
Antidote Signet
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Monk Shining Blade Ally

Healer's Boon.jpg
Healer's Boon
Orison of Healing.jpg
Orison of Healing
Heal Other.jpg
Heal Other
Cure Hex.jpg
Cure Hex
Divine Spirit.jpg
Divine Spirit
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Necromancer Shining Blade Ally

Jagged Bones.jpg
Jagged Bones
Animate Bone Minions.jpg
Animate Bone Minions
Death Nova.jpg
Death Nova
Putrid Flesh.jpg
Putrid Flesh
Blood Renewal.jpg
Blood Renewal
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Mesmer Shining Blade Ally

Visions of Regret.jpg
Visions of Regret
Cry of Frustration.jpg
Cry of Frustration
Wastrel's Worry.jpg
Wastrel's Worry
Ether Feast.jpg
Ether Feast
Energy Tap.jpg
Energy Tap
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Elementalist Shining Blade Ally

Searing Flames.jpg
Searing Flames
Glowing Gaze.jpg
Glowing Gaze
Glyph of Lesser Energy.jpg
Glyph of Lesser Energy
Fire Attunement.jpg
Fire Attunement
Aura of Restoration.jpg
Aura of Restoration
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Assassin Shining Blade Ally

Flashing Blades.jpg
Flashing Blades
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Shadow Refuge.jpg
Shadow Refuge
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Ritualist Shining Blade Ally

Soul Twisting.jpg
Soul Twisting
Mend Body and Soul.jpg
Mend Body and Soul
Spirit Light.jpg
Spirit Light
Shelter.jpg
Shelter
Union.jpg
Union
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Paragon Shining Blade Ally

Anthem of Guidance.jpg
Anthem of Guidance
Vicious Attack.jpg
Vicious Attack
"Go for the Eyes!".jpg
"Go for the Eyes!"
Anthem of Weariness.jpg
Anthem of Weariness
Leader's Comfort.jpg
Leader's Comfort
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank

Dervish Shining Blade Ally

Pious Renewal.jpg
Pious Renewal
Pious Assault.jpg
Pious Assault
Chilling Victory.jpg
Chilling Victory
Pious Restoration.jpg
Pious Restoration
Vow of Piety.jpg
Vow of Piety
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank
Blank.jpg
Blank


A problem with the War Horn is the weak builds of the summons and a high chance of getting duplicates wich can be very undesired. Increasing the ammount of available summons eliminates the high chance of getting duplicates. Giving them an elite and balance out their builds a bit better is something the summons can use as well, as suggested above.

Second Problem is that they all have identical names. Renaming them from Shining Blade Ally (summon) to Shining Blade "profession" (summon) to identify them better is something needed as well.