Questions about summoner. How to effectively clear CS? I made my first summoner a while ago and I'm struggling a little. It seems that it takes ages for me to get a corpse in Chaos Sanctuary. My gear is quite decent or at least I think so. I'm wearing Shako, Mara, HotO, Enigma, Homunculus, 2x SoJ, Arachnid and Marrowwalks. I also got a couple of summon skillers. In total this gives me level 41 skellies and 43 SM after Battle Command. My merc (might aura) has eth CV Insight, Guillaume's and some random crappy armor. My build is the basic max Raise Skeleton, Skeleton Mastery, mages and Corpse Explosion. What I do after joining the game is that I get an army of 10+ skelly warriors from act1 and then go into CS. Even after using amp on the enemies it takes a lot of time for my army to get a corpse or two. Skeleton mages seem to do little or no damage at all. In worst case scenario they use cold spells and when I finally kill something the corpse is wasted. The situation is a lot easier if I got a friend with me to actually get a couple of corpses for me; After that I rip apart pretty much everything with my CE. What should I do to improve my killing speed? Am I expecting too much from my necro, is it possible to quickly clear CS with a summoner in a 8-player-game? In a 3-4man game I'm doing quite well. I've read around and a lot of people seem to use Infinity on their merc to increase their own CE damage. Imo my CE does a nice amount of damage without Inf too, but it doesn't really help if I can't make corpses quickly. Some people say that skeleton mages with Conviction aura do nice damage too. Is this worth it? Should I get one? How about Pride and Beast? Should I get Pride for my merc and maybe use Beast myself? Which one is better, Concentration for skeleton warriors or Conviction for mages/myself? What are your suggestions guys? Remember that I'm talking about soloing in a full game, I'm having no trouble when I got a killer with me. I mainly do baalruns and the most important thing would be to quickly be able to clear CS by myself so that I can get exp from the last two waves in the throne too. I guess one option would be to respec to Bonemancer but I rather wouldn't do it cos in theory I love my army of skellies. Thanks in advance.