I’m really sorry to say that, because I find the concept of playing as a demon incredibly appealing, but at the moment, the demon mythic path is completely useless. Compared to other mythics, the demon has nothing that is… good. Literally the only reason anyone would want to play a demon is a story. There is nothing else. Whatever a demon can do, other mythic paths can do much better. Let’s look at a small comparison:
a) Can merge spell book.
b) The best and strongest buffs in the game.
c) Pretty good attack spells.
d) Extremely strong passive effect.
f) Sword of heaven, probably the best and strongest spell in the whole game (and can be made practically permanent and for the whole group).
It doesn’t matter if you are a caster, melee fighter or hybrid.
Angel is just extremely OP…
a) Incredibly versatile mythic path.
b) Extremely large skill bonuses.
c) Unlimited use of magical items and unlimited healing (from wands).
d) Sneak attack and sneak attack healing.
f) Extremely powerful bonuses for all found magic items (power lvl is insame).
g) Quite average, but incredibly original spells for every occasion.
h) During the rest you get random magic items. Some are end-game items and you can get them REALLY soon.
Often overlooked, but probably the second strongest mythic path (right after the angel).
a) Can merge spell book.
b) Can revive enemy bosses as companions.
c) Very good immunities.
d) The strongest attack spells.
f) Two extra companions (one regular + skeletal champion).
If you want a pure strong magic power, this is the best choice.
Although not very suitable for hybrids or melee fighters.
a) Strong dragon companion.
c) Much stronger version of bard’s songs.
d) Average spells, but useful buffs.
Slightly above average mythic path with no specific focus, although superpowers are very strong and offer something for each class, which can lead to really strong builds. And own dragon is very cool.
a) Best immunities.
b) He also gives immunities to companions.
Aeon is the second weakest mythic path right now. Enforcing Gaze and Aeon Bane they are not bad things, but they are simply not particularly strong. Definitely not when compared to the crazy bonuses offered by the previous mythic path. The same goes for his spells. Nothing extra good. If you ask me, Aeon should also get quite a significant power boost if you want him to be a regular choice when choosing a mythic path.
a) Demon has nothing…
Demon is a large collection of various things that look good on paper, but do not work in real life and are practically useless. In addition, I could not find a class for which the demon would be suitable. Let’s take a look at his abilities.
Demon Spells - There are a few useful spells, but nothing strong or extra good.
Demonic Rage - Even at the highest level, it’s not as good as the passive effects that an Azata, Angel or trickster gets. And did I mention that it can only be used 2-4 times a day? In a game where rest is severely limited. Ridiculous…
Demonic Aspect - You get a whole bunch of them, but it’s completely useless. Their effect is very small and you can only use two at a time (maybe three at the end of the game, I’m not sure). So you only choose 2-3 which are at least a little useful (I forgot to say that their bonus does not stack) and although you will get about 10 more, you will never use them. There is also a secondary effect if you have active demonic rage, but nothing extra. Not even five active demonic aspects are as good as one Azata superpower.
Demonic Forms - And here’s what we’ve all been waiting for! The reason why people chose a demon! Ability to transform into a real demon! And the right feat will allow the transformation to last 24 hours! This will be awesome! But unfortunately it is not…
Demonic Forms are the biggest disappointments on the whole demon mythic path. I’ve already talked about it in another topic ( Demonic Forms ) , so I’ll just say it briefly. Demonic Forms are not suitable for any classes.
Caster and demonic form - Because your armor was destroyed during the transformation, your AC has been reduced. This is the last thing the caster wants, because the caster does not have very high AC even without transformation. Your weapon was also destroyed and you get claws, or some weak +1 weapon. A caster with low AC and no decent weapon skills is definitely not someone you would send to fight at close range. So for him, demonic forms are completely useless.
Fighter and demonic form - If you are an archer, stay away from demonic forms. All demon forms fight only at close range. If you are melee class, also stay away from demonic forms. For starters, you will lose armor which will reduce your AC. This is never good news for a melee class. You will also lose your weapon, which is even worse. Not only that all demonic weapons are complete junk, but you will also lose all your weapon talents and specializations. So your fighting skills will suffer badly with this transformation.
So like I said, demon forms aren’t really useful to anyone…
I personally suggest three changes that can save demon mythic path.
1) Unlimited Demonic Rage - The effect is not so strong that it cannot be permanent.
Especially when compared to the permanent effects of other mythic paths.
2) Demonic Aspect - All effects should be passive, stackable and permanent.
Even then, it will be barely at the level of azata or angel.
3) Demonic Forms - We must be able to use our own weapons. At least in the case of demons who use weapons. If Balor uses a long sword, is it really so unimaginable that he could also use a scimitar or a bastard sword? More details here: ( Demonic Forms )