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The Shaman's tactic is fine. Most of the shaman powers are ranged or have the spirit keyword. This means the shaman can stay away from the front lines and stand in a slightly safer position, where the only way to harm him is using ranged attacks or bypassing the defender. It's actually a good thing for the group if the shaman stays back and tries to get ...


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Be careful not to confuse the two entities shamans work with: one is a spirit, the other is a living animal representing that spirit in the physical world. First, no, the spirit animal is not an animal companion. It is a living creature that mostly works like a wizard's familiar: [The Spirit Animal] ability uses the same rules as the wizard's arcane ...


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PFSRD: By communing with the incredible powers of her spirit, the shaman forges a cherished bond with one specific servant of that spirit—known as a spirit animal. A spirit animal is a creature chosen by a shaman to serve as a conduit, allowing her to more fully access the magic of her spirit on a daily basis. The shaman's spirit animal also grants her ...


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In 3.0, both druid and shaman used the same system for obtaining an animal companion, based on the animal friendship spell. In 3.5, the druid’s system for obtaining an animal companion was overhauled, and animal friendship ceased to be a spell. And while the shaman’s animal companion goes unmentioned in the Oriental Adventures 3.5 update, its spellcasting ...


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The Animal Companion wasn't 'updated' in Dragon Magazine. In 3.0 the Shaman and the Druid had the exact same type of animal companion. With 3.5, the spell Animal Friendship was removed and the Animal Companion that druids enjoy now are what they became. The Shaman didn't receive that update. Your DM would have to make a ruling. Make it the same as a ...


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The Spirit Animal of a Mammoth or Nature Shaman of at least 16th level, or a 20th level shaman choosing Mammoth or Nature for the True Wandering Spirit ability, is indeed an Animal Companion. It's still a Spirit Animal. Spirit animals are not, in general, animal companions, though, and obey their own special rules mostly based off the rules for the witch's ...


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First off, I'd like to clarify that I could not find an official source on this matter, as it simply has not been covered in the Dragon Magazine. The forums and wikia I've stumbled upon have all dealt with the matter the way you assumed you should. Since the Animal Companion has not been covered in any official 3.5 source, but has always been rather similar ...


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Well, they converted some of the oracle mysteries over to shaman spirits, but not all. You therefore have a couple choices. Convert it over yourself, and get your GM's permission. Wait for the inevitable third party book that converts it over. Reskin one of the other mysteries. "Shield of flying bones = shield of flying spirits." "Wracking pain in the ...



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