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The support ability of an animal companion says that they will inflict d8 damage if their Ranger/Druid/friend successfully hits something that they can reach; is the animal companion's strength bonus added to this damage?

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No it is not. Abilities do exactly what they say they do, in this case the support action of the animal (Bear in this instance) says

Your bear mauls your enemies when you create an opening. Until the start of your next turn, each time you hit a creature in the bear’s reach with a Strike, the creature takes 1d8 slashing damage from the bear. If your bear is nimble or savage, the slashing damage increases to 2d8.

This is NOT a strike and no mention of it dealing strength mod damage is listed.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It is the Bear, found here 2e.aonprd.com/AnimalCompanions.aspx?ID=2 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 16:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ Exact text is "Your bear mauls your enemies when you create an opening. Until the start of your next turn, each time you hit a creature in the bear’s reach with a Strike, the creature takes 1d8 slashing damage from the bear. If your bear is nimble or savage, the slashing damage increases to 2d8." \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 16:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ I posted because it would be best if you edit this information into your answer; comments are eventually deleted.Your answer is correct but could use the sourcing I provided so others can also follow the same information. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 20:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Ifusaso sure thing, meant to go back and do that myself but forgot \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 19, 2020 at 11:25

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