Questions tagged [eidolon]

The Eidolon is a class feature of the Summoner class from Pathfinder, allowing the Summoner to summon a creature unique to them and fight at their side. Use this tag for questions regarding the Eidolon: questions regarding just the Summoner class use just the Summoner tag.

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What happens if an Eidolon is hit with Imprisonment?

If a Mythic Unchained Summoner's Eidolon is hit with the Imprison spell, does it automatically unsummon, or is it trapped in the prison?
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Do magic weapons have a slot for the purpose of Eidolons?

According to pathfinder, Eidolons may use magic items, but share slots with the summoner. So if you put 2 rings on your eidolon your summoner can use 0 rings since the Eidolon used up both of your ...
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How to optimize eidolon to grapple enemies with some sort of a chain?

I am creating my very first character for Pathfinder. I decided to make a summoner with frontline Eidolon, heavily inspired by Shaman King series. It is a half-elf spirit summoner on level 2, focusing ...
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Does the Large evolution retroactively increase the cost of Ability Increase evolutions?

Suppose a medium-sized Eidolon has spent 2 evolution points for the Ability Increase (Strength) evolution. Later, the Summoner gains a level and gives the Eidolon the Large evolution. According to ...
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Can I make more Pistol shots per round if I have additional arms in Pathfinder?

I was thinking about building and Unchained Eidolon (Azata) for using Firearms. The thing is, increasing the number of arms (limbs) is trivial for Eidolons, as is taking a Pistol in each hand, or a ...
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Does looking at a gaze attack indirectly still trigger the effect?

This question is similar to this one, but with Pathfinder rules in mind. More specifically, my group is up against a creature that does damage when it looks at you. Our bard ran away, but can still ...
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Does the Claws evolution give 2 attacks or only one attack?

Well, it's very simple. The Evolution's name is "Claws" (plural), and the name of the Natural Attack in the table is "Claw" (singular). Does the Claws evolution give 2 attacks, each dealing 1d4 + STR /...
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Can Synthesist Summoners apply evolutions to the Summoner's natural attacks?

I'm a bit confused here. Since the Eidolon and Summoner are fused together as a Synthesist, could I apply an evolution like reach to one of my Summoner's own natural attacks? Or would I have to wait ...
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Can a bipedal eidolon ride a mount?

If I level up my eidolon's ride skill, can I have it ride into battle?
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When awarding xp, is the summoner's eidolon counted as a separate party member with respect to xp division?

Under Exact XP on p.399 of the Core Rulebook, it states that the XP for the encounter should be tallied and then divided by the number of party members. Each party member is then awarded this amount ...
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Can an Eidolon's Bleeding Bite Deal Bleed Damage if its Base Damage Was Negated By DR?

A summoner has the option of taking the bleed ability for his eidolon's attacks. Suppose that such an eidolon is fighting an enemy with DR 5, and bites them successfully, rolling a 3 for damage (no ...
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Can Eidolons benefit from Inscribe Magical Tattoo?

Does slapping a magic tattoo on an eidolon with Inscribe Magic Tattoo work? If so it might be a way to work around the item slot problem. (or... you could just slap it onto the summoner and give the ...
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Eidolon Stat Block Error Checking

Okay this may or may not be the site for asking this but i was wondering if anyone could see if i messed up anywhere before i add it to a proper sheet, pretty sure my math is right and i didn't miss ...
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Do Summoners and Eidolons benefit from the same magic item?

Magic item slots are shared between summoner and eidolon. If one has a neck item, then the other cannot wear a different neck item. Since the item slots are shared, does that mean the magic item ...
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Can a mounted Summoner use Mounted Combat to avoid attacks to their Eidolon?

I've been tangling with a mounted Summoner build for a while, and I'm having trouble parsing feats that the Summoner herself can take and how they affect an Eidolon being used as a mount. My main ...
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What happens when a ritual summoned Eidolon is hit with dispel magic?

What happens when an Eidolon who has been summoned using the minute ritual? The ritual doesnt say if its SU/Ex/SLA or anything, so it might be fine or it might act like the spell version.
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What happens when a Synthesist Eidolon is hit by control summoned creature spell?

When a Synthesist summoner summons their Eidolon, they fuse with it becoming one. As I have checked with another question, an Eidolon can be affected by control summoned creature spell, and the ...
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Does control summoned creature work on Eidolons?

A summoner (or unchained summoner) has two methods in which to summon their eidolon, either a ritual or a spell. Depending on the method that the Eidolon is summoned (if it matters) how does control ...
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Can enlarge person affect an eidolon that 's large due to evolution surge?

The spell evolution surge allows a summoner to grant his eidolon temporary evolution points that can then be spent so that the eidolon gains the evolution large. An unchained summoner's eidolon can ...
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How do Primary and Secondary Attacks Work Together in Combat?

I'm a bit confused on how secondary attacks and primary attacks actually work, specifically how they work together. Can an Eidolon open up with a secondary attack? Or are they only used for follow ...
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If an Eidolon has the Flight evolution, would the Boots of Striding and Springing increase its fly speed?

A summoner's eidolon can gain the Flight evolution, which says the following: An eidolon grows large wings, like those of a bat, bird, insect, or dragon, gaining the ability to fly. The eidolon ...
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In combat situations would one eidolon with 8 feats be more useful compared to 8 eidolons with one feat each? [closed]

As related to a previous question I asked I am planning to play as a Broodmaster. I will need to distribute feats between my Eidolons, but I can't decide whether it would be more effective to give ...
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Replacing Eidolons

My character recently got in a fight with her Eidolon and now she refuses to obey orders so i wanted to ask. Is it possible to replace an Eidolon with another Eidolon?
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Does an Eidolon benefit from its own Greater Shield Ally effect?

When a Summoner reaches 12th level, they get the Greater Shield Ally class feature: At 12th level, whenever an ally is within an eidolon’s reach, the ally receives a +2 shield bonus to its Armor ...
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What does it mean to not have a skill as an eidolon?

Many creatures lack ranks in skills, even vital skills like Perception. However, even a creature with no ranks in a skill typically has that skill, with 0 ranks, and can use it untrained, just ...
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Do you need to make climb checks if you have a Climb speed?

The climb skill mentions that you must be using arms to climb, or at least, You need both hands free to climb which implies it heavily. But as we all know, snakes can climb. What is unclear to ...
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Can a druid/summoner make his eidolon also his animal companion?

Is there an option that allows a multiclass druid/summoner to combine his animal companion and his eidolon into one creature?
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Does an eidolon that's being ridden still get its own actions?

A party member is considering riding my summoner's eidolon. Is my summoner's eidolon still able to attack whilst bearing a rider?
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Does getting a prestige class that gives your base class an extra level increase your Eidolon's evolution points?

Does getting a prestige class that gives your base class an extra level like mystic theurge increase your Eidolon's evolution points?
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Do Eidolons gain levels and feats?

Do Eidolon's gain class levels and feats as their summoner becomes stronger or do they just have access to evolution points to get stronger?
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Does Eidolon flight work as the fly spell for running?

I am playing a unchained summoner and took the Inevitable Eidolon sub-type. At 4th level it becomes immune to fatigue and exhaustion. I have selected the fly evolution which grants the Eidolon a fly ...
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Maker's Call carrying objects or persons

Maker's Call: At 6th level, as a standard action, a summoner can call his eidolon to his side. This functions as dimension door, using the summoner’s caster level. When used, the eidolon appears ...
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Synthesist Summoner, what size are you when you fuse if the Eidolon is medium and the summoner is small?

When a small summoner summons a medium Eidolon and fuses with it, what size is the resulting combination? The eidolon must be at least the same size as the synthesist.
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Can evolution surge, greater be used for a single evolution?

The language in the spell evolution surge, greater is vague: This spell functions as lesser evolution surge (see above), except that you can grant any two evolutions whose total cost does not ...
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Unchained Eidolon, is it possible for a biped to get pounce?

I am working on building an Eidolon and one of the abilities I want is pounce, because it is a great ability. However pounce is restricted to the quadruped base form and most of the Eidolon choices ...
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Unchained Summoner and Eidolons Reach Evolution for multiple weapons

I am building an Eidolon from unchained summoner and I need to clarify some things. My Eidolon will have multiple arms (4+) and I plan on giving it weapons. I would like to take the reach evolution ...
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Can you benefit from multiple castings of Evolution Surge?

The Evolution Surge series of spells allow an Eidolon to gain additional temporary evolution points which can upgrade them in whatever way the points can be legally spent. The spell is a ...
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Question regarding synthesist summoner and No Breath

So the Eidolon can take an evolution called No Breath. What if the summoner already has a similar ability, where they don't breathe and can't be affected by anything that needs to be inhaled? When ...
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How does Evolved Companion feat work in relation to eidolon evolution limitations

There is a lot of unanswered questions revolving around the Evolved Companion that I cant seem to find an answer to anywhere else. Although I've found this helpful but it doesn't address everything. ...
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Can “Basic Magic” be used with Arcane Strike on an (Evolved) Companion

I started learning Pathfinder a few days ago and decided to make a wild shape druid with a powerful companion. I'm using the Evolved Companion feat to grab Basic Magic as a 1 point evolution from the ...
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What magic item slots does an aquatic eidolon have?

Currently my summoner's aquatic eidolon is wearing an amulet of mighty fists and a belt of strength. What other magic item slots besides neck and waist does an aquatic eidolon have available?
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Is there any advantage to splitting an Eidolon's armour bonus?

The Summoner's Eidolon has a bonus to armour class based on level. The description of the Armor Bonus ability states this can be a mixture of regular armour bonus and natural armour bonus, as so: ...
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Synthesist summoner and Linnorm Death Curse, Taiga rage power

I am playing a Synthesist summoner level 7. I am thinking of taking 6 levels in skald to get the Linnorm Death Curse, Taiga rage power but i am not sure if it would activate while using raging song ...
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Eidolon Swallow Whole Evolution

I am currently working on building a level 20 Summoner NPC. He has a quadruped eidolon roughly based around the idea of a Cerberus-like three headed bear. At current build, the eidolon has 36 ...
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Is there a way to bypass/lower the summoner level requirements of eidolon evolutions?

Many eidolon evolutions have minimum summoner level requirements. For example, Alignment Smite, Energy Attack and Flight say "the summoner must be at least 5th level before selecting this evolution", ...
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Can an Eidolon continue to trip a creature using it's trip evolution? [duplicate]

I am creating a summoner and I'm curious about a particular evolution: Trip (bite) (2 points). It states An Eidolon becomes adept at knocking foes to the ground with its bite, granting it a trip ...
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mounted summoner

So I'm sure in one of the endless Pathfinder books I read about either and Archetype or Order for the Cavalier, (maybe the Summoner) there was a summoner that used it's eidolon as it's mount. It ...
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What happens with Energy Drain on an Eidolon?

So, our party with an Unchained Summoner recently had his Eidolon hit by a Wight. How does this work with regard to the Energy Drain? Does the Eidolon get a negative level? How does that interact ...
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How should a summoner synthesist calculate his saving throws?

How should a Summoner Synthesist calculate his saving throws? i.e. at level 5 the Eidolon has strong saves Fort +4 Refl +4 and weak save Will +1, while Summoner has Fort +1 Refl +1 and Will +4, ...
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Eidolon Grabbing and Constricting

So designing a new Eidolon with tbe serpentine base form. Using such he qualifies for the Constrict evolution An eidolon gains powerful muscles that allow it to crush those it grapples. Whenever ...