What's so bad about Nether Imp?
I'm playing a Summoner Alchemist, and I love my lvl 9 Nether Imp skill. Everyone says skeleton spells are better, but these things last pretty well. They really don't appear that weak to me. Sure, they're not as tanky as my Alchemical Golem, but there's 5 of them (soon to be six) and one of him. I tried going with just the Golem and spells, but without Imps, I have to kite a lot.