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Strip 467 - "Animal Companions part 4"

30th Mar 2017, 12:00 AM in Cave of No Return
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Strip 467 - "Animal Companions part 4"
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Arillius 30th Mar 2017, 2:37 AM edit delete reply

Yes, at level seven you can have 2 animal companions that are half as effective as the one you would already have!

Never understood the archetypes that give more then one animal companion at the cost of how effective they are. AC's are strong, yeah, but after midlevel they start lagging way behind the party. (Until leadership is the only recourse to make them stronger.)

To divide their strength when they are at their strongest and make them as effective as a regular bird or wolf? Less effective, in some cases?
Halosty45 30th Mar 2017, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
You can, however, take boon companion once per companion to make them not die instantly to the first fireball. And yes, that's with evasion.
Inbetweenbooks 31st Mar 2017, 12:19 PM edit delete reply

pretty sure that you just argued that it's a really crappy archetype, that requires all your feets to go into strengthening your already fairly inadequate npc minions...
zombi3DS 1st Apr 2017, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
I mean if you decide to just keep adding animal companions. But if you are doing the classic melee/scout companions boon twice is a mere 2 feats. Granted animal companions aren't as strong as some people credit them as being since they are still under gm control and can only learn words for a limited list of actions unless you spend a level up point to make them intelligent. All the same though level 8 they lose no effective levels and by the time you are 20 animal companions are meh anyway and functioning at el 14 won't change that.

Beast master super sucks though, the packmaster and packlord are at least functional.
Malroth 30th Mar 2017, 3:42 AM edit delete reply
Plus ranged style Rangers get a couple of really good feats they can select at 6th, Multishot or Improved Precise shot and since this is a ranger bonus feat it ignores prereqs getting one of them up to 5 levels before meeting the qualifications.
Tsuki_Ouji 8th Nov 2019, 3:53 PM edit delete reply

yeah, PF Beastmaster sucks less than the 3.5 version, but it still means you've got several easily-killed companions...
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