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Ranger: Alternative Animal Companions


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Alright, so currently my pathfinder society Ranger is rocking an Akylosaurus animal companion. My DM says it's legit, but I want to make sure it's legit in the event I want to play pathfinder at a con.

So the crux of the argument. I know Akylosaurus are on the alternative animal companions list, but are there some companions that are druid only? Some literature says "Rangers can choose alternative companions like a druid" but others say "pick from this list", the language is nebulous. I love Bones (my Akylosaurus) I dont want to lose him, but if I'm cheating I'd like to fix it.

According to this: http://pathfinderrpg.wikidot.com/ranger

I can take the Ankylosaurus, but it also seems to have a typo regarding animal companions (they're equal to a druid level half your ranger level, not -3)

Help?

Grand Lodge

Gritnarr Halldorr wrote:
Alright, so currently my pathfinder society Ranger is rocking an Akylosaurus animal companion.

Sorry, no. From the PFS Guide to Organized Play section on rangers and animal companions, Page 20:

"As a ranger, if you choose an animal companion for your hunter’s bond, you may only select one of the animals listed on page 66 of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. There is no expanded companion list for rangers."


Lamplighter wrote:
Gritnarr Halldorr wrote:
Alright, so currently my pathfinder society Ranger is rocking an Akylosaurus animal companion.

Sorry, no. From the PFS Guide to Organized Play section on rangers and animal companions, Page 20:

"As a ranger, if you choose an animal companion for your hunter’s bond, you may only select one of the animals listed on page 66 of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. There is no expanded companion list for rangers."

Lamplighter is correct.

In the Advanced Player's Guide, there is the alternate Ranger - Beast Master that he would be able to have any animal companion that a Druid could, but not sure if he could switch to that now. It does change a few things from the core Ranger class.


Yeah, I was hoping if it wasnt legitimate I could just use the beast master template.


Thanks for your help!

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