I come for another advice for my Eldritch Scion Magus (see my Template if you want), this time for his familiar choice.
First, a question regarding the use of items; from FAQ "The following familiars can use spell trigger and spell completion magic items, including wands and scrolls, as well as magic items with a command word: arbiter, brownie, cassisian (in small humanoid form), faerie dragon, imp, leshy (any), liminal sprite, lyrakien, mephit (any type), nosoi, nuglub, pooka, pyrausta, quasit, shikigami, soulbound doll, sprite, and zhyen."
How do they use this items? Do they need to make a Use Magic Device check each time they use one (even though only the faerie dragon have the skill)? If not, what kind of wand/scroll can they use without a check? Arcane, divine, both? From any class?
I get a Familiar at level 1 (via the bloodline option) and will take a sage familiar to gain more variety on skills; with a focus on Charisma rather than Int my character will only get 3 skills points per level.
My goal is to use my familiar for scouting, to complement my skills and to use some wands/scrolls.
At level 1, it will only be a normal familiar and since I want to get some skills as soon as possible he need to speak, so I went with the thrush.
At level 3, it will become an improved familiar and once again I wont have many choice, as I still want him to speak; it's either the Pyrausta or Thrush/Raven with a template (like a Fey touched Thrush to gain an alter self on it so he can pick up and use items). The Pyrausta will probably be the best since he is listed as able to use magic items
At level 5, more option open but I think the best option is the Sprite (it fly perfectly, good stealth, got some usefull spell-like)
It's at level 7 that it really start to shine and where I realy dont know which one to choose.
The Imp (and imp consular at level 8):
+: Good utility spells (most without DC), See in Darkness, telepathy (at level 8)
-: no stealth (I can add it with sage skills point, but that mean less others skills)
+: Good utility spells, traveler's friend (we doing the Jade regent so travel will be often), good skills,
-: no invisibility
+: Spiritsense (Blindsight+detect living and undead)
+: Cast spells, good skills, telepathy
-: Bad spells (most will be easily resisted at level 7), no special sens (just the "common" darkvision/low light vision)
So what do you think between this 4? or is there some other I didnt see and would fit my need even better?
PS: if you got some good idea about other use of my familiar (like something more combat oriented), pls share too