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Can an animal companion (Constrictor Snake) once it reaches 3 INT acquire the Final Embrace feats? I found no other way of getting Final Embrace without being a Naga or serpent-folk.

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Yes.

Prerequisites: Str 13, Int 3; naga, serpentfolk, or creature that has the constrict special attack as a racial ability; base attack bonus +3.

You have four requirements to qualify for Final Embrace:

  • Str 13;
  • Int 3;
  • Be a naga, serpentfolk, or a creature that has the constrict special attack as a racial ability; You only need to meet one of these requirements here, not all three.
  • Base attack bonus +3.

Looking up the animal companion sheet for Constrictor Snakes, we see that they gain constrict at 4th level:

Snake, Constrictor

Starting Statistics

Size Medium; Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d3 plus grab); Ability Scores Str 15, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

4th-Level Advancement

Size Large; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d4); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Attacks constrict 1d4.

That means that a constrictor snake animal companion, from a character that has an effective druid level of at least 4th level, should qualify for Final Embrace.

One could argue about the racial requirement, but the fact that the creature gains the ability from no external sources (like being an animal companion or gained from a feat), except for the fact that it is a constrictor snake (bestiary entry), means that the ability is a racial ability.

A racial bonus comes from the culture a particular creature was brought up in or because of innate characteristics of that type of creature.

Looking at the feat's requirements again:

Prerequisites: Str 13, Int 3;

There would be no reason to list a requirement of Int 3 if the point wasnt to allow animal companions to qualify for the feat. There have been no known cases of feats that have a minimum Int requirement that is that low for player characters, normally you must have a higher than average int score (like 13), or no minimum intelligence is required at all to qualify and use the feat.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ You list all of the reasons that the answer is yes, but you never explicitly say that it is. For clarity, explicitly say "Yes, you can." \$\endgroup\$ – BobTheAverage Mar 22 '17 at 22:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ That means that a constrictor snake animal companion, from a character that has an effective druid level of at least 4th level, should qualify for Final Embrace. I thought this was clear enough. \$\endgroup\$ – ShadowKras Mar 23 '17 at 0:29

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