I'm building a mounted summoner (eidolon is mount) and I'm looking to maximize mounted combat. One way of doing this is with teamwork feats. However, the effectiveness of such a strategy hinges on the "Pack Flanking" feat; which no companion creature is able to qualify for.
I only see two ways around it.
Option 1. You could grab an item that grants your mount a copy of your teamwork feats. But they are expensive for low level characters: - Horsemaster's saddle (12,000 gp) - Sky marine's elite saddle (14,000 gp)
Question 1. Teamwork would come into play in this build at level 7. I haven't played PF past level 3. Would I have enough money to buy one of these without breaking the bank?
Option 2. Or by taking a class that grants 'tactics', such as the hunter. But this will leave me majorly under powered since I am already taking a level in Dragoon (fighter archetype) for 2 mount feats.
However, if Eidolons are considered animal companions then that disadvantage is virtually eliminated. As the AC levels with stack with Eidolon levels. I doubt this is the case but I'm holding out hope.
Question 2. Can Eidolon and Animal Companion Levels Stack?
Edit: The reason I want Pack Flanking is because it gives me access to feats like:
Harrying Partners Paired Opportunists Precise Strike Out Flank
Which would stack up and become devastating. The characters will also be in the same square as one of them is a mount.