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Imbicatus wrote:Yarr, probably better ways to handle it too. Something crazy like a scaling feat that gives bonuses at a particular level or animal companion that gains power or growth at fourth or 7th.Mark Moreland wrote:Monstrous Mount was never intended to replace the existing methods of using a magical beast in mounted combat, flying or not. It is simply another set of options for a cavalier who wants to have the same mount from 1st level, even if he can't fly on the beast until such abilities are appropriate for a character of his level.Then it fails in in that goal, as you cannot take Monstrous Mount as a feat until fifth level due to prerequisites.
Have to agree on this point; scaling the feat over time seems like a much better solution for making sure it doesn't allow for flight too early than setting up arbitrary pre-requisites and somewhat excessive feat taxing. The fact that flying mounts cap out at half speed is especially annoying, given that other flying companion options don't have that limitation.
Really, if the feat had been akin to Beast Rider I don't think there would be any complaints. Instead, it's charging two feats with higher prerequisites for a weaker effect than Beast Rider.