valk and D/A/E VS no valk I'll start by saying that while many guides say get valk to 17, it just doesn't seem right to me. There are just not enough skill points unless you go LF/physical damage with an ITD bow or just ignore non-physical attacks. What I can't decide though is if to get lvl1 valk and thus have to suffer the D/A/E animations interrupting me and stopping me in place, or just settle for decoy and a merc (and save 4 valueable skill points). Is a level 1 valk that much stronger than a decoy to be worth it? And will it be enough stronger to be worth the D/A/E animation? Even if it's not stronger than the decoy an extra tank to redirect some gloam lightning is always nice, but will the valk make up for the anoying D/A/E?