May you never consider Fire as a straight forward damage dealing tree again!
The elementalist has 9 tiers and no passives.
There are three types of spells found on the elementalist: PBAOE PET BUFFS (these spells are cast in a area around the player and last either a duration or use amount on the pets, each pet TYPE has a different outcome for each pet buffs) AURA'S (on going chants that the player effects his pets around themselves) SUMMON PET (pets that get summoned will deal damage of the type of element they are summoned from, but this does not mean the pet is MADE of that element precisely.)
MOST PETS come with only auto attack, and no built in special attacks
All fire BUFFS will effect fire minions extremely well, earth minions a reasonably fair amount, and will be weaker on any ice minions
Tier1: Summon Ratman -- Fire torch bearing Ratmen come to the call of the elementalist, ready to fight fire with fire! (consider these to be like skeletons on the necromancer, but they get way cooler !!!)
5 skill points: More ratmen are summoned
10 skill points: More ratmen are summoned
15 skill points: More ratmen are summoned
Tier2: Fireball- PBAOE PET BUFF Assigns pets the ability to cast the Fireball spell. -- The pet can cast this spell 2 times before it stops functioning, damage scales per investment.
5 skill points: Pets can now cast this spell 3 times
10 skill points: Pets can now cast this spell 4 times
15 skill points: Pets can now cast this spell 5 times
Tier3: Immolation Aura -- effects all pets within aura radius: Increases Damage done by fire effects by % amount.
5 skill points: Adds a flat + fire damage to all fire damage done.
10 skill points: Adds a secondary damage amount whenever Fire damage Crits.
15 skill points: Adds a 'on death' explosion if a fire skill kills a monster.
Tier4: Summon Hellhounds -- Summons 2 loyal hellhounds to fight for the Elementalist
5 skill points: Hellhounds increase in size
10 skill points: Hellhounds increase in attackspeed significantly
15 skill points: Hellhounds increase in castspeed significantly
Tier5:Inferno Flame- PBAOE PET BUFF Assigns pets the ability to cast a inferno flame ground effect spell (ground fire DOT) Pets can cast it once.
5 skill points: DOT lasts longer
10 skill points: Reduces the cooldown on re-use
15 skill points: Pets can cast the Inferno Flame twice before needing it reapplied.
Tier6: Scorched- PBAOE PET BUFF Sacrifises any pet within range in a ball of fire, increasing the elementalists charge amount drastically and dealing large amounts of fire damage to enemies.
5 skill points: TBA
10 skill points: TBA
15 skill points: TBA
Tier7: Fire Pillars -- PBAOE PET BUFF -- Assigns pets the ability cast Flame pillars once each. Limited amount of pillars per pet (more for fire, less for ice)
5 skill points: adds duration of pillars
10 skill points: adds pillars
15 skill points: Increases strength of pillars drastically
Tier8: Fire Orb Aura -- applies a Fire Orb to a single fire pet near the elementalist, unlocking a special fire spell.
5 skill points: Aura radius increased
10 skill points: Can effect earth pets as well (same power of spell)
15 skill points: A second fire pet can be effected by the aura
Tier9: Inferno Skeleton -- Summon a Giant Skeleton to fight for the elementalist (will not be like the necromancer inferno's in abilities)-- when it is effected by a FIRE SPELL BUFF the skeleton will burst into flame and also have access to an inherent fire attack.
5 skill points: the skeleton is immune to Fire damage!
10 skill points: While on fire the skeleton gains DR and Health Regen
15 skill points: Is always on fire!
Passive1: Fire Summons -- Every time a Fire monster is summoned they explode onto the scene damaging enemies around them with a DOT.
DOT scales with skill points, and increases how many monsters can be effected by the explosion as well as the cooldown of the skill between explosions.