I'm a ranger and have gotten my first animal companion, a Roc. I'm having a bit of trouble using it.
I would assume that flying is to a Roc as walking is to a human. But my GM keeps telling me to do Fly skill check "for the simplest tasks". There is even a feat called Wingover that allows it to turn 180 degrees once each turn. Can anyone tell me what it can and can't do in the air? (I'm not riding the Roc.)
A Roc has 2 talons (1d4), and a bite (1d6):
- Can the Rock attack 3 times when flying?
- Without the Multiattack feat, do I get −5 to secondary attacks?
- Do I state what is primary and secondary before the attack?
- If I don't have the Wingover feat, can I still attack each round?
I have selected the Flanking trick:
You can instruct an animal to attack a foe you point to and always attempt to be adjacent to (and threatening) that foe. If you or an ally is also threatening the foe, the animal attempts to flank the foe, if possible. It always takes attacks of opportunity.
Since the Roc is flying, will it require Fly skill check to see if it can use this skill?
And, if I understand it correctly, it will always get an attack of opportunity when trying to flank, even if it's engaging the enemy for the first time?