your path 2 is what every other game out there does for their necro type class. just cut/paste a mage type class but have the spells focuse round dis/pos/lifetaps. 90% of their damage spells are dd based with a few dots here and there. Doing this would just make necros mages with weaker pets. Now if they wanted to up our pets to the level of say just under a mages earth pet in tanking wise that work.