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Mythic Companion Path


Mythic Adventures Playtest General Discussion


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I've seen some complaints about the lack of pet/summon/cohort support. I know there's going to be more Paths later on but I would like to advocate a Mythic Companion path solely intended for Animal Companions, Cohorts, Eidolons, Familiars, Mounts, and so on.

Some of us are not all that special but sometimes in the company of a truly extraordinary person we're pushed to limits we never thought possible. There's always someone special that brings the best out of us, we work harder, we do things better, we behave at our best. Well we were at that time the Mythic Companion to a Mythic Person.

The Iolaus to Hercules, Robin to Batman, Simon to Kamina, Arthur to The Tick. The trusty steed, the true friend, the loyal family pet. They're never anything incredibly special really but they always had a friend that saw something special in them and they end accomplishing really great things in the presence of very superior people.

This is more than enough to support a Mythic Path that only eidolons, animal companions, summons, cohorts, etc can take. They're mythic flaw could be that they have to be the companion of a Mythic Character and once they're no longer the companion they lose this Mythic Path. Their Mythic tier will match the Mythic Character's tier. You can keep all the standard Mythic Tier abilities that the PCs get even up to immortality cause there's always a scene where a friend dies and they come back to life miraculously. The benefits of a Mythic Companion path are that players don't have to feel shoehorned into a support path and companions keep up with the power of the PC especially if it's a class that relies on companions.

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I think this needs to be addressed, but not as a new mythic path.

Instead, I think all of the companion-related path powers need to be universal path powers. That way, folks with the Leadership feat aren't shoehorned into a path if they want their cohort to remain viable. They can take whatever path they want and still have free access to cohort-related path powers.


there's a mythic spell that will grant non-mythic creatures a mythic level

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There will be more path abilities in the final document that grant powers and abilities to companion NPCs, such as eidolons, animal companions, and cohorts.

We only had so much time and space to include them in this document.

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer


Epic Meepo wrote:

I think this needs to be addressed, but not as a new mythic path.

Instead, I think all of the companion-related path powers need to be universal path powers. That way, folks with the Leadership feat aren't shoehorned into a path if they want their cohort to remain viable. They can take whatever path they want and still have free access to cohort-related path powers.

I think this is a pretty good idea. Maybe not all, but at least some of the companion powers could probably become universal powers.


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Jason Bulmahn wrote:

There will be more path abilities in the final document that grant powers and abilities to companion NPCs, such as eidolons, animal companions, and cohorts.

We only had so much time and space to include them in this document.

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer

Mythic companions should be treaten as a Mythic Monster.

i mean, 1/2 lvl rounded down added to his total hd in result an mythic companion

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