Val'bryn2 wrote:Rabbit, for initiative, and for the jokes involving emergency rations.Would rabbits work on a ship? They don't like to be held, need plenty of space to run and don't get along well with children or other small animals (like Fishguts' beloved chickens, for example).
You can get a monkey, the extra hands will be helpful - especially if you go for an assist-oriented familiar like a valet (the familiar archetype, I mean).
Alchemists and investigators get some options to remove statuses, but I agree, a witch with the healing patron is perhaps even good at that (other patrons, not so much). If you are going for skulls and shackles, though, some of the other patrons strike me as quite thematic :P.
By the way, am I reading it right that the alchemy bonus from an alchemist VMC stacks with the witch's cauldron hex bonus and with the valet familiar's cooperative crafting? This could result in some pretty insane bonuses to crafting alchemical items or potions.