|doc the grey|
Other vermin I'd like to see stated as animal companions:
Solfugid: Its a spider crossed with a wolf and a mouth like a vice grip. Charging crusher mouth sounds awesome and with that art in B4-B5 would be great as an animal companion min
Giant Flea: Read that statline and picture a goblin cavalier
mounted on a flea. It would be glorious T-T
Jellyfish: Let it get big and follow my pirate ship, stinging and drowning enemies as I throw them overboard
Urchin: Similar to the Jellyfish but instead a tank that hangs to my ship hull and trundles up the side of my ship poking people I throw at it.
Giant Caterpillars: I want to majestically ride through the fields on the back of a giant flesh eating caterpillar that spits out blood silk. I don't know how awesome it would be but I'm down for an option of deadly, adorable, and horrifying.
Giant Butterfly/Moth: I don't think we have these yet in game but I could totally see them in game as a kind of vermin horse expy. They aren't great in combat but are awesome mounts. Elven chargers on mother back... Want.
Sea Scorpion: Scorpion in the water from prehistory is all I need to hear.
Giant Tick: it's gross and it's built to ambush, could totally get behind a stealthy ambush tick designed to sneak up and grapple people while sucking them dry, tanking hits till the guy goes down.
Giant Mosquito: (Gimme a bloodbug dammit) In all seriousness a Bloodbug would be awesome and you could do it like the tick, swap stealth and tank blood drain for speed and bleed output
Giant Cockroach: It's a bigger mor horrifying bug version of the dire rat and I love it. Want to build a beetlejuice inspired dhampir hunter with a a cockroach companion all set for trouble. Speed, stealthy, tanky.
Giant Maggot/Giant fly: I don't know how this would be any good or what role it would fill but would be really cool to be able to have an animal companion that starts out in one form (maggot) and then dramatically shifts once it hits a certain level. Something interesting there.
Those are just a few of my quick ideas on new vermin companions I'd like to see.