Dear Master /
Dia Master (5 SP)
When taking damage that would kill you, your pet receives the damage instead. This skill is crucial to Summoner gameplay because by default, your character has no defensive mechanisms outside of dodging. No invincibility frames, guard frames, nothing. Investing into this skill allows you to be unburdened with caring about your character's health bar, which leaves you much more time to focus on your pet in combat.
With Dear Master, it's beyond common to see your character at red health while your pet is full HP.
Pet Sympathy (10 SP)
Allows your pets to request Shifta and Resta casts. When you cast Shifta at your pet’s request, your pet gains a +20% damage buff. When you cast Resta at your pet’s request, your pet gains a 200% HP recovery buff. These buffs last 90s. Simply cast the technique your pet requests and it will gain a damage/HP recovery buff. Make sure to take the time to meet your pets’ requests as it can sometimes take your pet a while to request again. Meeting a Pet Sympathy request while it's already active will refresh the buff.
Harmonize Up (5 SP)
Increase the chance of your pet requesting Pet Sympathy to 300%. Not having Shifta Sympathy hurts your damage a lot, so this skill is worth investing in to prevent that as much as possible.
Sympathy Time (5 SP)
Extend the duration of Pet Sympathy by 200%. Same idea as Harmonize Up. Losing Shifta Sympathy sucks, and it probably makes your pet feel pretty unloved as well. Take this skill to prevent that.
Easy Sympathy (1 SP)
Extend the acceptance window of Pet Sympathy requests by 10s. This allows you to put off activating pet Sympathy for a little while if you’re busy doing something else in combat, such as fighting an enemy during it's knockdown phase, where you really don't want to lose out on damage just 'cause your pet chose a bad time to ask you for buffs.
A nice utility that's definitely worth 1 SP.
Long Distance Love (1 SP)
Gain the ability to meet Pet Sympathy requests from a distance. Being able to meet your pets' requests without taking the time to recall them is pretty nice. Less time wasted moving the pet in and out of combat means higher combat uptime.
Pet Element Weak Hit / Pet Elemental Precision Hit (5 SP)
When your pet’s attribute matches the enemy’s weak attribute, increase your pet’s damage by 10%. Much of PSO2's enemies are weak to Light, making this a relatively consistent 10% damage increase so long as your Pets are Light element.
You can also invest in a type of candy called Ramunes, which allow you to change your pet’s attribute on the fly by slotting a 1x1 Candy into your pet's candy box. Changing your element on the fly like this isn't required, but it is an option if you wanna swap your pet's element for a quest or boss that isn't weak to Light.
Pet Element PP Restorate / Pet Elemental PP Restorate (5 SP)
When your pet’s attribute matches the enemy’s weak attribute, increase the PP recovery of your pets’ normal attacks by 50%. Same deal as Pet Element Weak Hit. This is often active with a Light pet, and you can switch your pet’s attribute to make use of this skill more often than that if you wish.
PP efficiency can be problematic on some pets, so it's very much recommended that you take this skill.
All Attacks Up / Total Attack Up (5 SP)
Increases your attack by 50.
All Attacks High Up / Total Attack Mega-Up (10 SP)
Increases your attack by 150. While not as important as Summoner's other damage skills, this skill and its predecessor still add up to a decent amount of attack. Summoner's tree isn't super constrained on SP, so we can afford to take these flat ATK ups.
PP Up 1 & 2 (5 & 10 SP)
Increases your PP by up to 15. If you’ve invested in all other skill points that interest you and still have skill points left over, this is a good place to invest them. Interacts well with Critical Stream on Phantom subclass.
Pet Recovery (5 SP)
Gradually recover your active pet’s HP. You’ll need to invest 3 SP into this to access the rest of your skill tree, but investing the additional 2 SP to get +1% HP per 5s is optional. Some extra HP regen usually won't save your pet's life when pets are getting clapped in a couple of hits in Ultra Hard.
Pet Photon Barrier (5 SP)
Grants your pet a 10% chance to avoid damage. 5 SP for a 10% chance to nullify an attack is kinda lackluster, but then again if it's a choice between this and 5 more PP on your tree, this isn't so bad. With how many skill point we have now, it's really easy to justify 5 SP into this.
Also, Maron and Melon's size will still increase when they're hit, even if this skill results in them taking no damage - there's no downside to Pet Photon Barrier.
PB Advance / Advanced Photon Blast (5 SP)
Increases your Photon Blast's damage by up to 30%. Has no effect on Ketos Proi. This is far from a core skill, but in mobbing content where you use Julius Nykta to group crowds together (such as Endless), this can be pretty useful.
Phantom is far and away the best choice of subclass for Summoner.
Poor PP recovery and high damage variance
are some of Summoner's most major issues,
and Phantom addresses both these issues while also
offering great multipliers for pet damage.
Phantom is unique in that only a fraction of its skills work when using Phantom as a subclass, so you don't have any real choices to make. Take all of the skills mentioned below, and you're done.
You can unlock Phantom by getting any two classes to level 75.
|300 PP||60% Crit + 5% Crit Damage|
|250 PP||50% Crit + 5% Crit Damage|
|200 PP||40% Crit + 5% Crit Damage|
|150 PP||30% Crit + 4.5% Crit Damage|
Previously the best subclass for Summoner, Fighter has now been heavily outclassed by Phantom. If you’re new to the game and haven’t unlocked Phantom yet, Fighter sub is recommended because it offers you high damage more consistently than other available classes.
The TL;DR here is that subclasses other than Phantom and Fighter don't bring anything meaningful to the table for Summoner. If you're interested in why other subclasses are garbage, read below.
|Client Order Name||Objective||Clear Reward|
|Becoming a Top-Notch Summoner||Defeat [Fang Banshee] x1, [Gwanahda] x1||+5 Summoner Skill Points|
|Let's Master the Summoner!||Defeat [Big Vardha] x1, [Quartz Dragon] x1, [Snow Banther] x1||+5 Summoner Skill Points|
|The Perfect Summoner I||Deliver [Su Excube] x1||+1 Summoner Skill Point|
|The Perfect Summoner II||Deliver [Su Excube] x2||+1 Summoner Skill Point|
|The Perfect Summoner III||Deliver [Su Excube] x3||+1 Summoner Skill Point|
|The Perfect Summoner IV||Deliver [Su Excube] x4||+1 Summoner Skill Point|
|Client Order Name||Objective||Clear Reward|
|My Gallant Wanda!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Wanda||Two Layer Pancake|
|My Gallant Torim!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Torim||Sta-Spi Cookie|
|My Gallant Cery!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Cery||Tech-Arm Cookie|
|My Gallant Maron!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Maron||Latency Roll|
|My Gallant Melon!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Melon||Finish Roll|
|My Gallant Viola!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Viola||Reversal Parfait|
|My Gallant Rappy!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Rappy||Bonus Egg 10★|
|My Gallant Synchro!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Synchro||Complete Parfait|
|My Gallant Jinga!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Jinga||Vin-Spi Candy Stick|
|My Gallant Aero!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Aero||Power-Arm Cookie|
|My Gallant Popple!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Popple||Critical Candy Stick|
|My Gallant Redran!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Redran||All-Resist Candy Stick|
|My Gallant Glass!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Glass||Super Bolster Parfait|
|My Gallant Vulcan!||Defeat [Any Lv.61+ Enemy] x60 using Vulcan||Super Luxury Parfait|
|Candy Compression||By default, candy takes up hella space in your pet's candy boxes. Compression will increase the grind on your candy,
making it take up significantly less space.
Sticks, Sandwiches, and Gummies cannot be compressed.
|Change Pet Name||Spend 500 Meseta to rename any one of your pets. Has an 8 character limit.|
|Evolve Pet Rarity||Select a pet from your pet list, and an egg of the same type from your inventory which is equal or higher rarity - this will keep your current pet's level, stats, and candy, but upgrade its rarity to that of the egg. Can also be used to give your pet a different personality, or to upgrade Wanda/Torim/Cery/Redran/Synchro into Jinga/Aero/Popple/Glass/Vulcan.|
|Return Pet to Egg||Convert a pet back into an egg. Your pet will retain its levels and stats, but if you've crushed caramel on your pet,
you'll need to crush it again when you add the pet back to your pet list.
Any candy on the pet will be lost upon being converted to an egg, so remove it before selecting this option.
|Pet Goods Shop||Trade resources for a variety of pet and candy items, including EXP Eggs, Caramel Crushers, Pancakes, and Ramunes.|