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Rules on taming animals? [duplicate]

One of my players' characters has a habit of taming random wild animals for use in combat in all the games I've hosted with him in them, and so far I've just had him make a series of Animal Handling ...
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How can I get an animal companion without beastmaster, find familiar, or animal friendship? [duplicate]

Is there a mechanic by which a non-ranger character can have a useful animal companion? The PHB has animals that you can buy, but how can a character make use of them if they are not a beastmaster, ...
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Are non-familiar animal companions available? [duplicate]

There is a spell that can summon familiars, and a beastmaster ranger gets a companion, but is it possible to get an animal companion that is not a familiar without being a ranger or multiclass ranger? ...
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How can a Druid get an animal companion? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Can you have a penguin as a pet? [duplicate]

I was wondering if you could have a penguin as a pet and, if so, what are the stats and where do you put it in the character sheet? I'm not taking about an animal companion and I'm not a ranger; I am ...
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Where can I find the rules on acuiring or training beast companions in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

Tonight during our game session a player asked if he could buy a mastiff companion, but I could not find any rules that governed the acquiring of companions. I'm not sure if he wants to use the animal ...
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How can I help our ranger feel special about her beast companion?

I am not DM, just a player. In our party of newbies we have a (PHB) ranger who just recently got her beast companion (a panther if you're curious). The problem is our party also found a cat with ...
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How do I handle baby creature followers/pets in Out of the Abyss?

I am new to DMing, and I am running the official Out of the Abyss adventure. My players found some eggs. When the eggs hatched, baby hook horrors popped out. The players saw them and decided to try ...
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Where do I find the difference for a war-trained mastiff mount?

I have a player wanting to purchase a "war trained" mastiff as a mount (think warhorse) and he is getting this from the MM description: Mastiffs are impressive hounds prized by humanoids for their ...
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Can I breed and train an army of wild rats?

I’m playing a blind (but with 60ft blind-sight) half-elf bard with animal handling and animal friendship in a D&D 5e game. I'm interested in capturing two wild rats and breeding them into any ...
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How do I tame an animal? [closed]

I just want to ask since I'm basically new to the game: taming an animal seems interesting, so how does it work and what do I need to do it? What rules or guidelines exist around how one can tame a ...
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How do you tame a wild animal without being/knowing a beast-master?

In one of my recent D&D sessions, one of the members of the party (rogue) tamed a wild turkey. Since then, the rest of us have wanted a companion/pet as well (ex: Blood Hawk, Bat, etc.). Are there ...
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Would the Speak with Animals spell help with training a mammoth?

Is a session today, my Barbarian Goliath (Uthrak) decided to be a hero. We were fighting some giants, and one rocked up riding a mammoth. I decided a fun thing to do would be to try and highjack it, ...
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Can my backstory give me animal companions?

If I make a good backstory for my character is it possible to get an animal companion or two due to my backstory if the game master accepts it? The animals I want are an owlbear and a chimaera. I want ...