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Since you can't treat a creature of your size or smaller as a mount, trying to mount them would result in them just carrying you. The benefits of mounting a qualifying creature is that you would get access to mounted combat feats and use of the Ride-skill to do X, Y, and Z. You will not get those benefits mounting a creature of your size or smaller. Since ...


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It doesn't say what the penalties are except for "Mount or Dismount Quickly". It is most likely left vague for your DM to decide. The easiest interpretation is that such a mount counts as an "Unusual Mount", requiring special training and exotic equipment like an exotic saddle. By that logic we can refer to "Training an Unusual Mount" on page 205 in the "...


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Yes It is just another creature, and creatures can carry things. It doesn't come with anything other than itself when you summon it, so if you want anything else, you'll need to buy it and put it on yourself. As for specific carrying capacity, please see the stat block for the creature and the rules on lifting and carrying. My table allowed the steed to ...


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Unearthed Arcana (UA) 1e page 15 shows Cavaliers can handle and ride other mounts. And the Paladin gains the Cavalier abilities. "4th level a female elven cavalier (and only a female elf) can ride a unicorn as a steed. At 7th level the cavalier can handle and ride a pegasus as a steed. At 9th level, the cavalier can handle and rige a hippogriff as a ...


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Level 6: Get a celestial unicorn, but it won't gain class levels This fine answer mentions the exalted feat Celestial Mount (Book of Exalted Deeds 42) and the level 6 paladin planar substitution level that grants the natural ability celestial mount (Planar Handbook 33), both of which add to the paladin's special mount the template celestial (Monster Manual ...


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Non-special-mount options In addition to the Celestial Mount feat or the planar paladin substitution level mentioned in Peregrin Took’s fine answer, there are a couple of other possible options to get a celestial charger companion, though it is not a paladin special mount and does not benefit from that class feature (it could be in addition to a special ...


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No. What you can do is take the feat Celestial Mount (Book of Exalted Deeds, 42) and add the celestial template to your unicorn. You can also get it by taking a planar substitution level at 6th level (Planar Handbook, 34) but this makes you lose the remove disease class feature. The Celestial Charger (Monster Manual, 250) - a unicorn with the celestial ...


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