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I was wondering whether or not there is any non homebrew method other than multi-classing, for a druid character to get an animal companion. If not I would appreciate some advice for implementing the animal companion feature to the druid class without breaking the game too much.

I am asking because the character I wish to play will be a fire genasi druid who was born to a highly religious family who thought he was a demon or other, and abandoned him in the woods, he was raised by wolves and then trained by a druid, and I want to be able to have a wolf that was different from the others in the pack (a genasi is the result of a genie and a mortal, so does a wolf count as a mortal?) as a companion.


marked as duplicate by Purple Monkey dnd-5e Oct 22 '18 at 3:35

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to the site! Have you taken the tour? Purple Monkey has already marked it as a duplicate as the other question seems to answer this as written. If you feel it doesn't probably address your concerns you can edit your post to give more information. It should be noted that requests for general advice such as "advice for implementing the animal companion feature to the druid class" don't suit this site. Thanks for joining us and happy gaming! \$\endgroup\$ – linksassin Oct 22 '18 at 4:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PurpleMonkey An animal companion is very different from a trained animal. This is a question about gaining a class feature similar to the beastmaster ranger, on a druid (note that in previous editions, that companion was more of a druid thing than a ranger thing to begin with). Presumably, this would be done as a Druid Circle. My group also has this question, as one of the characters is a druid ported from Pathfinder (where she had an animal companion). An answer to the linked question would not answer this one. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Oct 22 '18 at 12:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan check the linked questions of the dupe, or more specifically this one which is also closed as a dupe. If you disagree with these closures then maybe that could be brought up on Role-playing Games Meta? Or maybe an answer should simply be submitted to the ‘trained animal’ Q that does cover ways of gaining a class feature similar to the beastmaster ranger since that Q was asked over three years ago, before a lot of the current supplements came out. shrug. \$\endgroup\$ – Purple Monkey Oct 22 '18 at 20:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PurpleMonkey Yes, it looks like the earlier question was an incorrect duplicate. The answer (“there is none” may well have been true of both questions then, or even still be true of both now now, but they aren’t the same question, the answers could be different, and may yet become different depending on what gets published. Anyway, I don’t have a gold badge for dnd-5e, so I leave it up to you to sort out a Meta discussion if you like. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Oct 22 '18 at 21:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ i had an idea about this, i will probably try and find an excuse to have a friend who "happens" to be an awakened wolf, who "happens" to go adventuring with me. Maybe rescue him from a crazy wizard experimenter, or have a freak accident cause a wolf to become awakened, it all works within the rules, and i don't have to worry about multi-classing or homebrew \$\endgroup\$ – River Oct 24 '18 at 0:33