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You don't need to homebrew a magic creature - just use the Find Familiar spell Caleb's cat Frumpkin is pretty cool, and luckily you don't need to do any DIY work to have a similar creature in your game. Frumpkin is a familiar as summoned by the first level wizard spell Find Familiar, which summons some kind of spirit in the form of a beast, such as a cat or ...


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You can use it every round when you do not use Command Animal It isn't a typo, just bad editing after a copy-paste. It is quite clear once you understand the original, the Druid feat of the same name (CRB p135): Your animal companion is better trained than most. During an encounter, even if you don’t use the Command an Animal action, your animal ...


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Summoned creatures are minions. And therefore, they must be commanded to get actions. The chain of looking this up for yourself: Summon Fey is a Conjuration spell that says you summon a creature The Conjuration School of magic notes that "creatures summoned by conjuration spells have the summoned trait." Summoned states that "It has the minion trait." ...


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The first line isn't a typo; the final line is the ability. Your Animal Companion may take one action each round you use Hunt Prey but not Command an Animal. Your animal companion grows up, becoming a mature animal companion and gaining additional capabilities (page 214). If you have the Hunt Prey action, your animal companion assaults the prey even ...


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An animal companion's AC is calculated the same way as a PC: 10 + Dex modifier + proficiency + item bonus. By default, an animal companion is trained in barding and unarmored defense, and uses the level of its PC for proficiency bonuses. For example, a bear companion belonging to a level 1 druid and wearing no barding has AC 10 (base) + 2 (DEX modifier) + 3 ...


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Bonus Hit Dice improve an animal companion's hit points Unlike with a familiar (Player's Handbook 52) that receives effective Hit Dice for, for example, resisting a sleep spell effect but still keeps its actual HD so that, for example, it is easily slain by an energy drain attack, an animal companion (36) receives bonus HD that are like actual HD in pretty ...


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The animal companion gets hit dice, with all they entail, including hp. So if you roll hp, roll them for the animal companion (for a variety of reasons I strongly recommend using the average instead for hp from HD). The companion gains the full benefit from increased Hit Dice, including [...]. The animal companion, however, does not [...]. While the “...


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