But I've tried everything, I have leaching beasts rune, I have the 20% reduced damage for pets and me passive, the 20% extra health for minions passive, hell I even got the poisoned enemies do 20% less damage passive just to try to make them survive a single trash fight.
and I have a 300dps weapon, they should be doing enough damage to be able to heal themselves a bit.
I just don't understand it, I know this isn't a summoner necromancer and they nerfed it to make the class more interactive rather than watching pets do everything for you, but I mean, sure I don't mind them doing crap damage and all that as long as they can STAY ALIVE long enough to DISTRACT stuff for me. I've tried getting the most Survivability for them I possibly can and they are still dieing left and right every trash fight, it's ridiculous, what the hell is wrong?
I know they weren't this bad early in the beta, they nerfed the hell out of the dogs to make them wet tissue paper, I assumed maybe this would balance out later in the game, especially with the leach rune, but it just never changes, they cannot survive, what the hell is wrong?
At this point I'm about ready to abandon my favorite playstyle just to go for more damage skills for myself, I mean, if they can't stay alive to distract and tank stuff, then whats the point in even having them? they are just dead weight waiting on the long cooldown all the time.