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Situation : So in my group, I am playing a wizard, and am looking to have a familiar as my Wizard Feat. However, after reading over the Playtest rule book entry for familiar I cannot reach an agreement with my DM on the intelligence of a Familiar. We have gone through the patch notes 1.1 to 1.6 and haven't seen anything to clarify this.

Their point is that it falls under an animal companion, and the beginning of that section in the book ( pg 284) it shows that they have animal intelligence ( ~ 2), and the only intelligence advancement I've seen is the 16th level ranger ability to create a Specialized Companion ( adds +2 Int ). Since Familiar does not fall under that category, they believe they only have animal intelligence.

The Familiars section, simply states that they are tiny animals infused with magic. Nothing about their basic stats. They share AC and Saving throws with the Caster, and gain Perception, Acrobatics and Stealth based on PC level + PC casting stat. HP are a flat bonus each level with no con adjustments.

In Pathfinder 1st edition, familiar intelligence is based on a table, and ranges from 6 up to 15 at a 20th level caster.

What I'm curious about is if I can get any input on the Familiar in the playtest, and perhaps some clarification on their intellectual capacity.