I have recently bought the Artificer class and made a level 10 Drow Arti that is a blast to play. However, I am confused when it comes to the pet since I couldn't find information about the below questions:
1- I see my dog sparingly sprouting fire every now and then. Not sure however if that is a skill or spell and how is the damage calculated on that one? Is it possible to increase the damage on the spell he uses? When does he use it?
2- Sometimes I also see the dog sprouting acid instead of fire; well what is the rule here? When does it do the acid thing and when does it do the fire thing? I deduced it isn't related to the weapon buff I put on him since I would buff him with acid and he still does fire sprouting thingy (Burning Hands, I guess?)
3- Color of the dog's body; previously when I saw arti pets moving around I used to see the purple, green, red and some other colors (I think). When I asked back then (pre-U19 at least) people mentioned it is related to the docent the pet is using at the time. Well, I have put about 10 docents on that pet and it never changed its color over the varied levels (yes, I resummoned pet when I changed the docents). It stays on the red one.
4- There are two lines on the dog enhancements; both for alignment. Good vs Evil and Lawful vs Chaotic; when I chose the Good alignment (since most mobs are evil aligned in DDO) the damage the pet does never shows the "good part" which if I recall correctly showed on screen with a white leaf like symbol hovering next to the damage amount, does that mean it isn't working? Or is it working but not showing?
5- The Lawful vs Chaotic; at the beginning I chose the Chaotic alignment for the dog to destroy barrels; unfortunately, what happened is that the dog would walk up to the barrel/box/breakable and stand there starring at it doing nothing. Then when it entered normal combat against other foes, it would do the same thing; it would never attack. Is that a normal bug? Or is it just me and I should report it?
Sorry for the too many questions and long post, I tried to find the answer myself (through 10 levels of playing and testing as well as forum searching) but I didn't reach conclusive answers.
Thank you very much.