why does balance get FOUR minions i mean they get a normal minion and then that random one. seem kinda dumb to me...
Well, you'd be shocked to know that death actually gets 14 minions . . . click me! And myth has four minions to choose from as well.
To answer your question, I actually had to refer to the old balance guide from Tarlac since I've never had a sorcerer up to that high of level to know exactly what the minions are like.
He actually gives a very good reason and strategy for using those balance minions. Let me quote a bit here for you:
"Because he (*The Mander Minion*) casts Elemental Shield, he works best when facing Fire, Ice, or Storm enemies, so I usually let him take a back seat to my Spectral Minions when I am fighting a Death, Balance, Life, or Myth boss."
So the reason for two different minion spells seems to be to help you against all different kinds of wizards. I can't speak for KI, but that seems to be completely working as intended.
Definitely check out that guide I linked to and especially the portions on Mander Minion and Spectral Minion.
Hope that helps and . . .