... why does every cry for help end up in an insultfest between you guys? Seriously, if you want to measure your egos, go into the game and pvp...
Junebabe, all you had to do was ask for advice lol. Generally, for pve, vampire summoners have higher survivability and drastically higher solo ability, while acid builds have much higher dps.
This is the build I used to run with before switching out to acid for a while for the a4 dps.http://www.allodsbase.com/calc#a70xmc8vgnppx10810e1000yge60gs41g830y16dl5r4p7jg
It doesn't outdps acid, but it can help keep parties alive, and kill stuff. It's also a highly capable solo build once you get decent gears.
And yes noob, before you snort at soloing, do tell, how do you imagine financing stuff now that economy nerfs came in? Without sinking a [I Have a Potty Mouth] of cash into gpots anyway.
The ideal, however, is to get the Title of the Great, and just switch between Acid and Vamp at will
see ya in 11 weeks.