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One of the ways a magician can command more powerful pets is by equiping a Pet Focus item while summoning their pet. This enables them to call forth a more powerful elemental with additional hit points, stronger attacks, and with higher levels the pet comes pre-equipped with armor. The focus only applies to the standard air/earth/fire/water elemental pets and not to any of the non-permananent pets. (You do not need to keep the focus equipped after pet has been summoned.)
For pets under level 50 your only option are the quested "Minion of" pet focus items. Given how quick and easy it is these days to level up to 50, you probably won't find it worth doing the quests. However, the Broom of Trilon and Shovel of Ponz are needed if you plan to do the Magician Epic 1.0: Orb of Mastery quest. Again, since you are probably going to quickly level beyond the usefulness of the Epic 1.0, you can still skip these.
For pets between 49 and 58 your only option are the "Servant of" pet focus items. Again they are probably not worth the effort to get them.
For the next group of focus items you can buy various items in the Void from Zebuxoruk for chronobines. It does require you to unlock access to the higher tiers of the void (see the progression information in the Seeds of Destruction Guide). You will probably want to get access to at least some of these tiers to be able to hire the better Journeyman mercenaries anyway. You will get the Enhanced Minion V focus Paragon's Ear Stud of the Summoner by completing the Defending Oceangreen Village achievement.
Alternatively, for pets between 66 and 85, the cauldron from the level 78 spell Summon Cauldron of Many Things has a chance of summoning a Shard of the First Minion which has a single use of Spire Servant. For pets between 71 and 85, the cauldron from the level 83 spell Summon Cauldron of Endless Goods has a chance of summoning a Skull of the Spire Servant which has a single use of Enhanced Minion I.
Note: Some of the higher pet focus items, especially the bought ones, are PRESTIGE items that are only usable by Gold accounts. Also many items have a higher level required to equip them than the minimum pet level.
As of the Call of the Forsaken expansion the best groupable focus are the Enhanced Minion XV, such as the ones that drop from the Mass of Spite in Nerriak Fourth Gate. If you have all your pet defensive alternate abilities and are good you might be able to "molo" this with a healer mercenary, but it is tough. The best raid focus with this expansion is Enhanced Minion XX.
|Pet Focus||Min Level||Max Level||Power|
|Minion of Air/Earth/Fire/Water||4||49||5|
|Servant of Air/Earth/Fire/Water||49||60||10|
|Minion of Darkness||59||75||20|
|Minion of Eternity||59||75||25|
|Minion of Discord||61||85||35|
|Servant of Chaos||66||85||40|
|Servitor of Scale||71||85||50|
|Enhanced Minion I||71||85||55|
|Enhanced Minion II||71||85||60|
|Enhanced Minion III||76||85||65|
|Enhanced Minion IV||76||85||70|
|Enhanced Minion V||76||90||75|
|Enhanced Minion VI||76||90||80|
|Enhanced Minion VII||76||95||85|
|Enhanced Minion VIII||76||100||90|
|Enhanced Minion IX||76||100||95|
|Enhanced Minion X||76||100||100|
|Enhanced Minion XI||76||100||105|
|Enhanced Minion XII||76||100||110|
|Enhanced Minion XIII||81||100||115|
|Enhanced Minion XIV||81||100||120|
|Enhanced Minion XV||86||105||125|
|Enhanced Minion XVI||86||105||130|
|Enhanced Minion XVII||91||110||135|
|Enhanced Minion XVIII||91||110||140|
|Enhanced Minion XIX||91||110||145|
|Enhanced Minion XX||96||115||150|
|Enhanced Minion XXI||96||115||155|
|Enhanced Minion XXII||101||120||160|