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Hello everyone !

In the game I'm currently playing, we're only two players, and to make up for this small number we're both planning (with gm approval) to take the leadership feat to get a cohort each.

I'm an elf, battlefield control wizard, focused on conjuration, and the other player is a half-elf str-based melee striker inquisitor, mostly following the suggestions from this guide : https://docs.google.com/document/d/19N7y6cKFLAr2KMMiKc8A1XG6R4iOmwaNFS7iAs1 7zyU/edit?hl=en_US

There are two things to consider though : the other player wants his cohort to be either elf or half-elf, and while we were thinking of paladin earlier, it wouldn't really fit.

In terms of complexity, I don't mind having a cohort a bit more complex to build and to play, but the other player, being less experienced than I, would prefer a more straightforward class.

So, what would you suggest for us ?


Hello everyone ! In our game, we recently acquired a griffon egg. I'm a wizard and the other player is an inquisitor, so not really oriented towards fighting with a griffon , but since we're only two players we were planning to take the leadership feat to get a cohort. I know the griffon will be ready to be ridden in a long time, and anyway we're not at that level yet, but I'm preparing the build nonetheless !
What I had in mind was, like the title says, a hunter, because it's a combat oriented class with access to an animal companion, and he would take the monstrous mount feat to take the griffon as his animal companion. I know in theory he can't, like the druid, but i have the all clear from my GM.
The two other classes I was thinking was a cavalier, because, after all, it's kind of the point of the class, but the cavalier is kind of a one trick pony, whereas the hunter is more versatile (I think, I haven't played one to be honest), and paladin, because of the divine bond.
If there are other classes better suited for what I want, or maybe some archetypes, feel free to let me know !
Since it will be a long time until the griffon can be ridden, I'm asking for suggestions for a level 10 build. Maybe it will be possible before, maybe later, but I think that's a good base. So, what classes, races, feats, etc, can you suggest me ? I know that of course monstrous mount and monstrous mount mastery are mandatory, but for the rest, I don't really know...
Thanks a lot !


Hello everyone !
I'm playing a bladebound kensai magus, dex based, and even though the fly skill is fine, I would really like a mount, because I think they can be pretty good for maneuvarability, and, most of all, flavor (long story short, my character was a ranger, with a background of being an excellent rider and loving nature and animals, and got resurrected as a magus, but still keeps his personnality).
So, since magus don't get animal companions or anything, what do you think would be the best way for me to acquire a mount, and what mount in particular would be best ?
For now I thought about gettin a druid cohort via leadership, and borrowing his AC, or a synthesist eidolon, which would be pretty great (since eidolon seem to be overpowered already, having it at my lvl-2 wouldn't be a big deal, though it gets large only at lvl 8, so 10 for me). Of course monster cohort is also a possibility, but they seem to be pretty weak (you need lvl 10 for a griffon and he would be destroyed in a minute at this lvl...)

Any advices ?
Thank you !


Hello everyone !
After reading a lot about it, with thehelp of several good guides, I made myself a bladebound kensai magus, sacrificing a little magic to fight more effectively. The game starts at lvl 5, and the base stats are really high.
Here are his stats :
Race : elf
Class : Magus 5 (bladebound, kensai)

Stats :
Str 12
Dex 22 (17+elf+lvl 4+belt)
Con 14 (16-elf)
Int 22 (18+elf+headband)
Wis 16
Cha 10

Traits :
Magical lineage (shocking grasp)
Desperate focus

Feats :
1 weapon finesse
1 weapon focus, bonus kensai
3 Slashing grace
5 intensify spell (shocking grasp)
5 craft wondrous items

Stuff :
2 pearls of power 1
Belt of dex
Headband of int
Cloak of resistance 2
Amulet of natural armor
Wands of mage's armor, shield, vanish
Black blade
Every wondrous items here are crafted are half price

First of all, I would like your opinion on this build. Do you think it's good ? Should I change something ? Mostly I'm think about intensify spell, i don't know if it's really useful to take it at 5th level, I thought perhaps I should wait till 7th, but then I don't really know what to take instead. Your advice on this would be great !

Second, the last word of the title : griffon.
As part of the campaign, my gm hinted there would be a very good chance that I get a griffon. Don't know when or how, I think it won't be before lvl 7-8, but still. So, my question would be : what do I do with it ? Should I invest in ride, and use it as a mount ? Can a mount be good for a magus ? Or should I use it more as an ally, who could help me by doing maneuvers like overrun, flanking ennemies, etc ? Either way, would leadership be a good investment so he can level up too, and how exactly does that work ?(never used leadership, and didn't really understand how it works with the description.) Would the handle animal be useful too ?

Thank you for your advices !


Hello everyone !
I recently discovered the feat "elven accuracy", which says "Benefit: If you miss due to concealment when making a ranged attack with a longbow or shortbow (including composite bows), you can reroll your miss chance roll one time to see if you actually hit."
What does miss due to concealment mean exactly ? Can I reroll any miss if the target has concealment, or only those I miss by less than the concealment value ? If it's the former it would be pretty overpowered, but the latter is quite strange imo. So how does it work exactly ?
Thank you !


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Hello everyone !
I'm looking for a stuff for my elven ranger, lvl 5, with the following stats :
Str 16, dex 21, con 14, int 17, wis 14, cha 12. I know, the stats are quite overpowered because we have a quite overpowered way to get them. And they're not very optimized.
I also have a horse as my animal companion, who is lvl 5 too because I took the boon companion feat. Other than that, I'm a pretty classic archer ranger, inspired by Lasthots and Treantmonk guide.
I have 10,500 gp, all paizo books allowed, and I will have to check with my gm item by item for 3rd party but if it's not too exotic it shouldn't be a problem.

Thank you !