Vanilla, I found Necromancer/Summoner to be a bit lacking in Kingmaker… Summons were:
- WAY too slow movement-wise
- Their level doesn’t seem to scale with yours, or at least not enough
- The “Summon Glow” is fugly to my taste… a re-animated/created Undead should look just like all the others, not have their bones covered by some weird ass brown glow
Those three were my top three gripes, but thankfully all of the above can be fully mitigated by the greatest modification ever made for Kingmaker: Bag of Tricks!
You can remove the glow to have just the actual character model, you can set your summons’ levels to up to 20, you can change their movement speed, their summon duration as well.
And if you want to play a true Summoner, with the help of another mod called Call of the Wild, you can actually play that very class, complete with your very own perma-summoned Eidolon (which obviously is limited to using pre-existing 3D models, i.e. potential light visual spoilers).
Advisory on Call of the Wild though:
It changes the “Reanimate Dead” spell from vanilla behaviour to actually require fresh corpses from which to re-animate your minions, but in turn, those minions then actually are those very same previous enemies brought back to unlife, instead of just generic skeletons.