my build is pretty much the same as yours, but I have +14 to skills which makes a huge difference and allows me 13 skellies. I didn't know where to concentrate my skills after I maxed RS and SM. I didn't like the mages becasue they died to fast and always blocked the road. I Didn't like the Revives because they always drop out right when you could use them. What I decided is that I would invest in Bione Spirit. I put a point into bone wall and bone prision for PvP and for hard creatures. I have been completed with this build and haven't died since lvl 30ish. The best for beating up those MF run dudes/dudettes seems to be decrep and glay golem. With 13 skells, a few summons, decrep and clay golem the boss moves about as slow as molases in January here in Minnesota. My Might merc with a spire hacks away doubling the skell dmg and no faster than a blink... ding dong baal is dead the wicked baal baal is dead... At lvl 84 the game has become a rather bore because it isn't challenging anymore. Once you amass all the good gear then what???? Maybe building a pvp necro would be more fun. I love AD + CE, but it almost seems like cheating since the enemies fall so fast. I did put a few extra points in CE to increase the radius to 10y. I did hell cows yesterday for the first time with this char and CE just mowed through em!!!!
Hope my experience can be of help. i have not tried to do a poison necro, but maybe that would make the game more challenging?!?!?1
In my experience, revives lag people a lot more than skeletons. Combined with the fact that they just don't do much damage and get in the way of your main killing machines, the skeletons; I never use them.
I've never once had someone complain about lag when I've partied with them when using only my skeleton warriors.
I was *****ed at the other night because some lightning zon complained I was lagging her and told me not to use my skels. I said, I'm a skelimancer, you want me to lick the mobs to death?
Of course you were lagging her... a Lightning Javazon doesn't even need another character on screen to lag them... their LF bolts alone can lag an entire screen full of characters with NO summons, including herself.