I don't think I have seen an arti or a druid summon their pet in an epic quest in quite a while. And I understand them. Even when soloing an epic quest on normal, it seems both kind of pets get horribly murdered real fast.
IMO pets have several weakness in epic:
-they attack at a really slow rate
-they can't really get enough damage mitigation: wolf can't get a decent AC at all, dog can barely get an Ac high enough. To get PRR you have to get a primal avatar (ie, one hell of a grind for arti)
-they can't get their Fortification high enough. I thought augment summoning was supposed to increase it but not seeing anything. So one has to give them an armor with heavy fort (instead of superior stability...). And that's not even enough for quest with fort bypassing mobs (we can get>150% fort, the pets can't)
So anyone found a way to keep the pet alive, without babysitting it? Or is it a lost cause?