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For questions about the summoner character class in Pathfinder and similar classes or archetypes in other RPGs. In Pathfinder, summoners are arcane spellcasters focused on conjuration magic, and have the ability to summon a special creature called an eidolon.

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What are the mechanical differences between a Summoner and an Unchained Summoner?

I have a player in one of my games asking to play a Summoner (vanilla, not a Synthesist). Personally I like the flavor of the class, and I trust the player, but I'm aware that the normal Summoner has ...
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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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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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How can I get a Hell Hound as a Summon Monster 2 option in PFS, as early as possible?

Hell Hound is listed in the Summon Monster II alternative summoning list. This creature seems nice to be used by my friend who is a True Neutral Unchained Summoner with a focus on actually summoning ...
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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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Can a Counter-Summoner dispel an already Summoned creature?

Our Hero, James the Summoner, has the Counter-Summoner archetype and is 2nd level. This grants him the following abilities: Counter-Summon (Su) ... a counter-summoner can attempt to counter 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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Is using multiple Greatswords on an Unchained Eidolon with a Multiweapon Fighting feat worth it?

My friend plays an Unchained Summoner in Pathfinder Organized Play, and I build a character for them. It's actually possible that I create my own Unchained Summoner two, as I've tried this class ...
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How can I make Unchained characters in PCGen?

I am making a character to be played in PFS by my friend, and they want to play a Summoner. Chained Summoners are not legal, but PCGen doesn't seem to support the Unchained one. Is there any way to do ...
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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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What feats work with an unchained summoner's SLA?

The unchained summoner has the spell-like ability to cast a summon spell, with increasing strength as they level up. Starting at 1st level, a summoner can cast summon monster I as a spell-like ...
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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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Is it possible for a summoner to summon the true form of his Eidolon using gate?

According to the description of the Eidolon feature of the summoner the summoner summons an aspect of a powerful outsider. A summoner begins play with the ability to summon to his side a powerful ...
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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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Do racial natural attacks matter for a Synthesist's attack limit?

Synthesists are a unique summoner archetype that combines with the eidolon, which can range from a Hulk or werewolf relationship to powered-up final forms, to a super-suit. The eidolon is a separate ...
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As the DM am I allowed to nerf character stats?

One of our guys is a summoner, and I feel he has become overly powerful. He defeats enemies first every time, so he always get first pick* of treasure and loot. As DM, am I allowed to nerf his ...
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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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Does a synthesist risk exploding upon entering the Positive Energy Plane?

A summoner that possesses the synthesist archetype gains his eidolon's hp as temporary hp. On the Positive Energy Plane if a creature's temporary hp exceed its normal hp the creature must succeed on ...
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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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Does a broodmasters Eidolon's number of attacks limit weapon usage as well?

I am thinking of building a broodmaster character who will go around with combat maids with each wielding between one to four weapons but if the attack limit also limits the number of weapons that can ...
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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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Would a Synthesist summoner have access to their Eidolon's feats?

I am thinking of playing as a Synthesist summoner but I can't find a source telling me whether I get my Eidolon's feats or if those feats are only used should I use split forms.
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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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Summoners and the summon monster ability and summon eidolon spell

I am a summoner which gives me the ability to have an eidolon and also use an ability to summon monsters. The question here is related but different. Under unchained summoner summon monster ...
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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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How to determine when Ex or Su abilities are dependant on original form when polymorphying?

I have been working on a character concept and I am trying to figure out how some things work together. What I am working on is a druid unchained summoner who is being allowed to use the Synthesist ...
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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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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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Are the synthesist and his eidolon different creatures when an effect isn't targeted?

The description of the synthesist summoner's fused eidolon says, "Neither the synthesist nor his eidolon can be targeted separately, as they are fused into one creature." Do effects that buff allies, ...
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Will the Linnorm death curse affect the synthesist's eidolon? [duplicate]

"Neither the synthesist nor his eidolon can be targeted separately, as they are fused into one creature." Does things that buff allies or give abilties like a raging song give the lonorm death cure to ...
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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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Accessing 'Summon Eidolon' as a Druid

I'm currently playing as an Elemental Ally Druid, an archetyped class I'm enjoying considerably, in spite of the somewhat-nerfed Eidolons. I've been able to build each of them as a distinct character, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Any way for a 3rd-level summoner to cast Lesser Restore Eidolon?

I have been hit with spell that damaged my eidolon for −2 strength ability. I don't get restore eidolon, lesser until I level up to level 4 and get 2nd level spells. Is there a way to be able ...
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Can a Synthesist wear Boots of Speed and still have his eidolon make claw attacks with those feet?

Can a Synthesist Summoner wear Boots of Speed and still have his eidolon make claw attacks with those feet? While rational thought would say that wearing boots would cover up any claws on the hind ...
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Stacking size damages

My question is mainly concerning Eidolons and damage stacking abilities. An eidolon has an evolution called Improved damage that states it increases the die rolls for a specific attack by one step. ...
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Optimizing a Summoner w Synthesist Archetype using Natural Weapons for max DPS

With goals of Max DPS to keep up with a Min/maxed wizard and Dwarven Fighter, is this an optimal build? This is my first venture into a natural weapons build. What enhancements should I have? I ...
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How's the CMD trip bonuses from extra legs work?

I'm playing a summoner in a new campaign with some friends, using the half-elf wild caller archetype so gaining evolution points with an extra 1/2 every level. Well a friend told me that for every set ...