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I'm here discussing with a friend if the Paladin can have a Familiar or not.

The Familiar Feat says that as long as you have a spell of the Wizard list on your Spell List, you can own a familiar, however my friends says Paladin can't and shouldn't benefit from Familiars.

So, can a Paladin own a Familiar even if it's not a "full spellcaster" like the Cleric or Wizard?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by SevenSidedDie, KRyan, Aldath Le'Carde, wraith808, C. Ross Jul 30 at 0:54

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it might help to specify which version of the playtest you're referring to? I've got the October 2013 release and it doesn't have a familiar feat. –  wax eagle Jul 28 at 20:24
The packet dated June 7, 2013 ("060713") has the Find Familiar feat. Is that what you mean? It doesn't mention Wizard spell lists, so I'm not sure it is. –  SevenSidedDie Jul 28 at 21:09
Voting to close as "unclear" until it's clarified which rules-as-written are being asking about. –  SevenSidedDie Jul 29 at 18:35

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No, paladins take spells from the paladin spell list not from the wizard spell list. If a paladin wants a familiar it will have to take a level of wizard, or find another way to get a spell from the wizard spell list, such as the arcane initiate feat, or being an elf with a cantrip.

Even though there might be a spell on both lists, that doesn't count as a wizard spell. You can see this language clearly with clerical domain spells.

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Couldn't the Paladin take the Arcane Initiate feat to get the Find Familiar spell? –  GamerJosh Jul 28 at 20:33
@gamerjosh They could, but I'm understanding the question being mainly about the status of paladin. I'll clarify. –  GMNoob Jul 28 at 20:36
Or perhaps a high elf paladin with their free wizard cantrip? –  Aviose Jul 28 at 21:00
Sorry, I feel we need emphasis on methods that don't require multiclassing to keep perceived spirit of request. Race choice seemed the least invasive, with a feat being second, and far more expensive, in my opinion. I admittedly glanced at GMNoob's answer very quickly and mist that last condition. –  Aviose Jul 28 at 21:42
@Aviose The spirit of the request is explaining whether the paladin's normal spell access qualifies for the feat. The rest is just bonus: nice to have, but not the point. –  SevenSidedDie Jul 28 at 22:16

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