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Animal Companions that use Character Level instead of Druid Level...

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Liberty's Edge

Is there some sort of feat that can balance this out a bit?
For a character with only a few levels in Druid.. the companion eventually becomes kinda silly.

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Greetings, fellow traveller.

You mean, except Boon Companion (from Seekers of Secrets)?

What do you want your AC for? From your question I gather, that fighting is in the foremost.
If you'd go for a bird for scouting the few levels of druid will matter less (and you save a feat).


Liberty's Edge

That's just what I was looking for thanks.

As a 13th level character with only 3 levels of druid... a 3rd level companion is fragile to the point of uselessness... just showing up gives them a very good chance of being dead.

A 7th level companion has a much better chance of surviving incidental stuff.

A 13th level character with three levels of druid might be better served to have taken a different natures bond option than animal companion. Even with "boon companion" (a feat my GM won't allow, btw) your AC is only going to be as if for a 7th level druid at the cost of a feat that might be better employed.

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