Non-elemental arcane summons preferences
Are any so good that they ought to be taken, in your experience? I find myself consistently underwhelmed by the spell duration and the monsters summoned. I sometimes take one or two at lower levels for quick-cast meatshields if my main summons are dying too quickly, but I don't really use them for damage or long-term tanking. Since I mostly play HoF, duration is quite important, and the lesser HP of the shadow/demi-shadow type of summons makes those less helpful.