Elemental Ally seems good for a pure caster Druid.
I'd agree pure caster would work well for this druid. However comparing this to say a storm druid, a storm druid is much better caster. Having the 4 eidolons worth the loss of domains and wild shape. I'm not 100% sure.
This is funny, because he doesn't actually qualify for anything that gives animal companions an evolution pool, on account of not having an AC (at least as far as I can tell).
I too laugh and sigh at that section. I wish they got some points even the 4th level point. Most animal companions get a boost at 4th or 7th, should have been given a small pool then.
Druids are my favorite class, while I have been toying with the idea of playing a summoner for sometime. The Elemental Ally archetype is making me stop and think about it..
Giving up wild shape seems like a huge loss. Eidolon without evolution points is another blow. However, with these losses are the Eidolons basically now just animal companions anyway? They gets skills instead of tricks. I feel the possibility of having a "Swiss army knife" of 4 companions quite temping. Making a couple skill monkey types, one for scouting/disarming. Another one for fighting. Another for intimidating/diplomacy (diplomacy seems odd but hey...). Get the idea.
Always loved the druid spell list feel like that's a huge plus over the summoners spell list.The idea of effecting elemental with animal spells also sounds awesome. Seems like we are always coming across some type of elemental in scenarios.
Should I just stick with a summoner for a bigger eidolon? or Would a Elemental Ally Druid Build be a good possible build for a character?
While I am thinking about this for PFS (I know the additional resources isn't out yet for the book, encase it does is it possible class?)