Here is the jist of it...
I want to be a summoner necro, possibly hybrid but only to support my army and get kills.
What I've came up with so far is 20 RS, 20 Mastery (I've seen 20 RS and 10+ mastery but I'm worried without mastery skeletons will be frail.)
and then 20 of either Poison Nova, or Bone Spear (I think poison nova will do more damage than bone spear at 20? I've also heard that you should only do 16 bonespear/poison nova to get the synergies since + to skill gives you no synergy benefit. Please correct me if I'm wrong on either case.)
1 to all curses, 1 in Revive, 1 into golem and golem mastery and 1 into resists.
(Sidenote, with only 1 point into golem and golem mastery, is Clay golem still sturdy?)
The debate really is, should I max CE and really is it worth it? Some people are behind it, posting in threads how much area it adds and doing the math. Even with the math, CE is no good if you can't kill something to begin with.
I'm also worried that in 8 player games, CE will not do as much damage as compared to a single player game, leaving me to rely on my poison skills to kill things when I run out of corpses
The alternative for me to this would be just putting one point into CE, 10 pts for all my curses, IE basic Psn/Summoner build with 20RS, 20 Mastery, 20 Nova, 20 Poison Dagger.
On the other hand, I will admit CE maxed is tempting, and if I knew that Poison nova could do enough supportive damage for me to down monsters without a merc, and add good damage while my army tanks then I would drop the synergy(20 into poison dagger), leaving only 20 into poison nova.
Yes I have read the posts, but it doesnt answer my questions specifically in the situation.
So help me out guys.