Thanks for the replies guys. I've always liked summoning characters in games, and thinking that there are some super powerful dragon summons that i'm missing out on if I go paladin multi itches my brain. On the other hand I didn't realize it would be so hard to keep the summons out.
I'm wanting to try out a beckoner for support and summons but I can't decide whether to stick with a full beckoner, or pair it will a pally for all the group (and pet) buffs. For those that have gotten to late game, which seems better to you? Beckoner will get his summons earlier as well as get access to the strongest summons, while the pally will be able to buff not only his summons, but the group as well. Any help/opinions are appreciated. Thanks!