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By Anonymous
#15979297
Strongest character bound 1 source ability by a landslide. Having another meatshield to distract opponents is godsent in tactician mode.
By Anonymous
#15992621
I personally think Fane's source skill beats Ifan's because of a few reasons. Firstly, you can only have one summon at a time, and you can get bone widow, champion incarnate, some slug babies and a free cat and dragonling and some bird thingy. However, Fane can let someone take an extra turn for even less AP than summoning the wolf, and a full turn is a godsend to most parties, especially lone wolf with starting 6 ap.
By Anonymous
#16005962
The wolf is not a strong summon. If you are a summoner an incarnate is almost always better by the time you can channel any source.
By Anonymous
#16759957
The wolf has astonishingly high HP, sure no real armour but having 250% the HP of a max incarnate , an AOE taunt and piercing+bleedin attacks makes for a fantastic meatsack rather than the incarnates surgical strike. Sometime you just needs something to divide up the inbound attacks and this is what it excels at
By Anonymous
#15982712
useless summon
By Anonymous
#16013377
Not at all, if you didnt invested in any school with some summon then you can always spawn Wolf for only cost of one SP before fight cause it have 10 turn duration and doesnt even take memory slot, while some other summons could be better but you have to: 1) Buy/find a book. 2) Use memory slot or two. 3) Most summons beside Incarnate have only 5 turn duration and Incarnate is only very good as champion at 10 rank.
By Anonymous
#16095171
It's a little annoying to use because of the source point, but it helps. If you are away from the party, you can sneak to a good position and summon as your one free move before you join the combat. The extra aggro sponge is probably worth more than one basic attack.
By Anonymous
#16023030
Has no way of getting up or down ladders, unlike the incarnate, or the dragonling which can fly.
By Anonymous
#16242802
Isn't that where Warp Infusion comes into play?
By Anonymous
#16073769
[SPOILER] When Ifan made that shout after the encounter with the Advocate and summoned this guy automatically I thought f yeah the little wolf skill got an upgrade let's check the wiki... Nope still same old useless wolfie
By Anonymous
#16111709
Basically an RP source ability
By Anonymous
#16138290
Just in case anyone is reading these and is confused how something can be both useless and OP, here's the simple answer: Ifan's Soul Wolf can be summoned more or less the instant you get your source collar off. At that point in the game, even if you've done every single optional quest and maxed all the XP you can, and stuck 3 -5 points into Summoning, the Incarnate does not deal piercing damage, and the odds that you have both the Summon Incarnate spell AND one of the good Infusions are basically zero. As such, the Incarnate starts off quite weak whereas the piercing damage is quite strong, especially at lower levels plus higher difficulty (i.e. tactician mode.) On the flip side, once you put enough points into Summoning (8-10 or more) and have some of the more useful Infusion spells, the Incarnate is flatly better. In short, the damage ramps up not just faster, but faster enough that even not being piercing damage, and even against considerable armor, it's still more effective damage on target. tl;dr the Incarnate starts weak but scales better, while the Soul Wolf starts strong but scales poorly. As a side note, the Incarnate also does not use any Source to cast, while the Soul Wolf does, so after you've hit 10+ Summoning skill, it's very hard to justify spending a Source point on an inferior summon. Also note that mods on PC fix all of this. I personally run an Infinite Summons mod and always use the Soul Wolf over the Incarnate, plus I have another mod that allows the Infusions to affect all summons, not just the Incarnate. That is, the Soul Wolf with piercing+fire damage that costs only 1AP (for the Infusion) is wicked strong.
By Anonymous
#16212775
So it's not useless or OP, it's balanced. Obviously if you use broken mods like that it's going to be OP.
By Anonymous
#16188565
When you play Ifan, try to get some Summoning levels through Items. The Wolf with a few points in summoning can hit fairly hard and got some HP to tank. When you play a summoner, you might feel useless with the Wolf tbh. It's but a strong partner as a Ranger or something else.
By Anonymous
#16283620
How can you use that skill?