My Arti, without his own Epic Destiny, took Magister. Blech. So I've just been boosting saves and INT, biding my time to get to something at least a little fun. I took Spell focus Evocation as a feat just so I could get the summon and eventually boost it with grand summoner, which I got tonight. But the Meteor Swarm, or whatever it is, still stupidly runs out of sp in about 1 minute and is then worthless. I'm tired of watching my friends get fun things in their EDs while mine stinks.
At this point I am absolutely willing to switch out spell focus Evoc, which I don'ty really need, for one that will get me a cooler summon that will have good stats (with Augment + Grand Summoner) and actually be useful for a change. Something that my Artificer can pull out and make my friends go "Cool!"
With this in mind, are there any summons that are actually useful and sturdy for more than a minute? If so, which spell focus do I need for them?
Thanks for your help.