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Best class for making mount tougher in special gestalt 3.PF E6

Unfortunately, this question is going to require a lot of contextual explanation due to the strange, heavily tweaked system and classes in play. Bear with me. The system I am playing in a game that ...
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Paladin mounts for protection / tanking?

My paladin just hit level 5, and in addition to endless Zone of Truth callbacks and learning the heartbreaking truth about Moonbeam, I'm pumped about summoning my first mount. My character is a tank ...
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Does Riding a Phantom Steed Require Proficiency?

Does a PC need to be proficient in land vehicles in order to ride a Phantom Steed? Or can they ride it without proficiency, but just not well?
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Can a Cavalier choose Eagle Mount at first level?

A level one Cavalier receives a mount as a special class feature. Can cavailers get riding eagles or hawks at first level? Riding Eagle Special: A cavalier can choose this as a mount. Size ...
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How does a mount from Find Steed act when unmounted?

I have read so many things already that I'm more confused than before. So decided to ask this by myself. My paladin just got his Find Steed spell, and after some tweaking and talking, he decided to ...
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Can Mounted Combatant still force a Swallowed enemy to attack the rider?

I'm looking at making a Small-sized Ranger character that has a Giant Frog for its animal companion and wondering if the following scenario is possible: Round 1: Ranger is unmounted (is that ...
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How can a horse take the Mare lifepath?

In the Mount Burner, horses can be burned by taking lifepaths. Leads are to lifepaths, not settings. I can't find any lead to the Mare lifepath. Does a lead exist (that I have simply missed), or is ...
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Can a horse that is pulling a cart take the Dash, Dodge or Disengage actions?

I'm playing D&D 5e homebrew adventure and I bought a riding horse and a cart. Can a horse that is pulling a cart use the Dash, Dodge and Disengage actions in battle? If not, are there any rules ...
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What is the mechanical size of a horse with a cart?

A riding horse on its own is considered Large in game terms (20 square feet). When it's drawing a cart, what size is it considered to be?
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Can you split your mount's movement? [duplicate]

Since the Players's handbook only mentions that when you mount, the mount's initiative overlaps with yours, I'm wondering if can you move your mount (for example) 30 feet, attack and then move the ...
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Can I extend the duration of my special paladin mount?

With the exception of taking more levels in Paladin, is it possible to increase my paladin special mount duration.
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Do I need to feed a mount summoned by the Find Steed spell?

The description of the find steed spell reads: You summon a spirit that assumes the form of an unusually intelligent, strong, and loyal steed, creating a long-lasting bond with it. Appearing in an ...
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Can a Wildshaped druid ride a mount?

The only requirements I know of indicate the creature must be at least one size category larger and "have an anatomy that could serve as a mount." By RAW, a Black Bear could theoretically ride on an ...
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Does a creature sharing a soulmeld benefit from a master's binding and invested essentia?

The benefit of the feat Share Soulmeld says At your option, any soulmeld shaped by you and currently affecting you can also affect your familiar, animal companion, or [presumably special] mount [...
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Avoiding the "invisible jet" effect with a shadow mastiff mount

One of the player characters in a game I run is a halfling rogue. I want to give her a non-evil shadow mastiff as an intelligent mount due to synergy with her rogue features. This is a case where the ...
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Does casting Invisibility in a 2nd level slot targeting a mount make the rider invisible too?

The invisibility spell description says (emphasis mine): A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on ...
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Alternative Underdark Mounts

I am currently working as the DM for Out of the Abyss and have a Paladin in my party. This means at level 5, I need to come up with a Mount for her. Due to the Underdark being the Underdark, ...
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Is "Find Steed" worth it in a mostly dungeon-oriented campaign? [closed]

As a forewarning, I'm working through my first ever campaign of DnD. I have read through the PHB and DMG, however. So I made level 5, and my DM had me go on an epic quest to find my steed rather than ...
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Should a player know their mount's exact HP?

So the question in general isn't as cruel as it sounds — requiring the DM to manage all animal companions really isn't necessary (though Handle Animal checks exist and should be used when applicable). ...
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Do you need proficiencies for riding?

I can't find any rules if there are specific skills needed to be able to use a mount or a vehicle. Animal Handling seems to be for when your mount is getting spooked, and vehicle proficiency seems to ...
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Paladin's Find Steed was True Polymorphed

The paladin in the party I DM for uses the Find Steed spell to summon a saber toothed tiger mount (I'm a nice DM). The spell says: You summon a spirit that assumes the form of an unusually ...
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Can the Revised Ranger's Beast Companion be an independent mount?

The mounted combat rules say that you can either control a mount, making it move on your turn — but its action can only be Dash, Disengage, or Dodge — or have it be independent, meaning it ...
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Does The Amazing Lightspeed Horse work, RAW?

N Medium humanoids have gathered on an arbitrarily long field, standing in a line with each creature 120 feet away from each of its neighbors. The creature at one end of the line is mounted on a horse ...
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What is the process to train an exotic (aerial) creature to be a mount?

During my current campaign we came across some knights riding aerial beasts (Giant vultures and Hippogriffs). We sack their tower (killing off all the knights/beast trainers) and found giant vultures ...
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What is a horse's travel pace?

I have been looking at long distance travel via mounts versus travelling on foot, so that I can more effectively build and describe the world, as well as manage random encounters and such. I am having ...
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Is weapon reach measured from the edge of the mount's space or the rider's?

So, if a medium or small creature, like a PC, controls 25 square feet, (a 5×5' area) and a large creature, like a horse controls 100 square feet, (a 10×10' area) and tactical combat takes place on a 5'...
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How Can I Make My Horse Useful in Dungeons?

Related: Bring a horse in a dungeon. How is this question different? I am asking specifically as a mounted archer, who doesn't need to charge on horseback and does not have the option of choosing a ...
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What are the benefits of having a mount?

Regarding mounts, especially gained through Find Steed: They have only a few simple actions, without even Help let alone Attack. The spells you can share with them are almost only buffs to keep them ...
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What happens when I dismount my steed after sharing an AoE spell with it?

The spell Spirit Guardians is a 15' AoE spell with a range of Self, and it is a Concentration spell that lasts for 10 minutes. (PHB, 278) Find Steed includes the following: (PHB, 240) While mounted ...
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Could a Halfling Warlock Ride a Pseudodragon?

What I would like to know is, can I ride a pseudodragon or get carried ( by its feetclaws) by an Imp. Without taking any attack penalties. Not really looking for cover bonuses. I have a Halfling ...
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Can a mount with the Trampling Charge trait use the bonus-action attack against prone targets?

I'm here with a rather nitpicky question. We all know that when you have a regular mount in 5th edition, you can't make it attack while controlling it. But what happens if the mount could attack as a ...
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Can I cast Fly on my horse and then ride it?

You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed o f 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, unless it can stop the fall. Now, can I ...
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Is your mount an enemy of your target in terms of triggering sneak attack?

I was working on building a Zorro character and this question came up: if a rogue is riding on a mount, is that mount considered an ally, or, specifically, an "enemy" of your target? One of the ways ...
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If you're flying, does dismounting still take a move action?

If you are mounted and are flying, such as under the affects of a fly spell, does dismounting take a move action still? The ride skill seems silent on this, specifically on what actually makes this ...
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When can you choose to control a mount?

The rules for mounted combat (PHB p.198) state: While you're mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. Intelligent creatures, such as dragons, ...
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How can vermin stay vermin yet acquire a fly speed?

Lords of Madness introduces the director (137-8), a beholderkin much like a typical beholder except tentacles on its underside allow a director to enslave a creature with the type vermin, which then ...
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Help with Cavalier/mount special abilities

I'm building a Cavalier in Pathfinder, and under the "mount" section in the APG it talks about the mount dying, then says, "New mount does not gain the link, evasion, devotion, or improved evasion ...
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Mount and Rider restrained

If a mount and rider both fail their saving throw and are both restrained via the spell Web, or Entangle, does it take both creatures actions to try to escape, or only the mounts action?
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What happens when you cast Mirror Image while mounted?

If you are mounted when you cast mirror image, do the images also have mirror copies of your horse, or would their be 5 images sitting in the air around you?
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What are Acceptable Small Mounts?

In my current Pathfinder campaign, I have been playing as a Gnome Cavalier that has earned enough experience to level up for the first time AND has successfully reared a wild Vulture. One of the feats ...
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How to disguise a magical mount?

Scenario: A character has an obviously evil magical beast as a mount, i.e. a Nightmare. How would one go about disguising it for the populus? Would it be able to activate a Hat of Disguise, for ...
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What mount should I try to get?

I currently have a Heavy Warhorse, who is pulling a carriage. I soon want to upgrade my mount, but I couldn't find a simple list of creatures that can be mounted, and looking through all the books is ...
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Suitable flying mounts with good or better maneuverability

I am looking for a flying mount for my character. I want a mount that is: Large (my character is medium, and I don't want one that can't squeeze through things I can go through) Good maneuverability ...
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Making a PC race that is ridable? [closed]

I've got a world I'm making with unique races that I'll be using to play with close friends that would like to be able to cooperate with each other more in game. I definitely am leaning towards ...
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Can dwarves ride riding dogs?

I am making a druid and I'm trying to decide between having a riding dog and a wolf as an animal companion. Can dwarves ride riding dogs? That could be the deciding factor.
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What is an effective way to disguise an undead riding horse?

I am playing a level 7 Necropolitan Dread Necromancer and I am thinking of killing and raising my Light Horse. However, I can't come up with good means to disguise him from the commoners and other ...
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Does a controlled mount share its rider's turn?

From "Controlling a Mount" on p.198 of the Player's Handbook: The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. It moves as you direct it, and it has only three action ...
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Riding/beating a dead horse

Context: My Undead Lord Cleric's current Corpse Companion is a fast zombie heavy horse. So, my GM and I disagree on a key aspect of riding an undead horse. He thinks that because riding a living ...
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Do magic items granting an animal extra tricks stack with already known tricks?

Lets say I buy a Giant Chameleon for a mount/battle partner. Since the chameleon has int 2, it can learn 6 tricks, so I teach it 6. I then put a Bridle of Tricks on it (assuming the bridle tricks are ...
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Does a Paladin's Mount retain a cart when dismissed and called?

The Paladin's Mount states: The mount also appears wearing or carrying any gear it had when it was last dismissed. Mounts and Related Gear has: Cart This two-wheeled vehicle can be drawn ...
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