Pathfinder Player Companion: Monster Summoner's Handbook (PFRPG)

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Call upon otherworldly powers and summon beings from beyond with Pathfinder Player Companion: Monster Summoner's Handbook! Featuring dozens of new feats, magic items, archetypes, and character options designed to grant you control over fantastic beasts and enhance your summoning prowess, this player-friendly volume contains everything you need for your adventurer to command forces benign or malevolent, divine or alien. Call upon never-before-seen creatures and claim all the tools you need to make yourself a true master of monsters!

Inside this book, you'll find:

  • New options for summoning spells, including expanded lists of creatures to summon, new planar templates, and options to create a guardian spirit.
  • New archetypes that allow bloodragers to become effective monster summoners, enable druids to summon elemental allies, and give summoners the power to counter enemy summoning.
  • Advice on dealing with different types of outsiders that can be called and bound, and two brand-new creatures appropriate for such magic.
  • Details on conjuring- and summoning-focused groups throughout the Inner Sea region, including the Blackfire Adepts, Bloodstone Conservatory, and Hellknight signifers.
  • New feats, magic items, spells, and other rules options to enhance your character's effectiveness when fighting against summoned creatures.

This Pathfinder Player Companion is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can easily be incorporated into any fantasy world.

Written by Alexander Augunas, Tyler Beck, Anthony Li, Luis Loza, David N. Ross, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Cover art by J. P. Targete

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-758-1

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Great book!

4/5

There's tons of mechanics in here; not just pictures. I especially like the Herald Caller cleric archetype which allows your character to be a super effective divine summoner of sorts.


Not a summoner fan, still impressed.

4/5

This book is a summoner's best friend! Includes a MASSIVE list of additional creatures that can be summoned by the various summon spells. Adds quite a few new templates, and spells/feats that lets you apply them on already existing summon monster spells, adds lots of archetypes for classes to specialize more on summoning creatures, even for classes you wouldn't expect. Adds sever archetypes for Summoners, both unchained and normal, likely will be PFS legal. Overall I cannot believe how much they managed to cram into this book, not all of it will apply to every character, but critical for any GM, and useful for anyone who will be summoning anything. Ever.


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I choose you!


Any [Calling] or evolution support?

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Super excited to see this one come out! There are going to be some seriously fun items in here for summoning of all types. I did some archetypes and feats for this one, and I honestly think they're some of my best work yet! :-D


I would be surprised if there was nothing for the summoner in the monster summoner's handbook. I am curious if we will see anything like masterpieces in the vein of "Legato of the Infernal Bargain". I know there have been feats to essentially open your summoning list up a little, and the wonderful new rings for summoning different strange outsiders.


My guess this is going to compile the expanded summon monsters list for various Gods from various adventure Paths, as well as compile the summon Good/Neutral/Evil monster feats from Champions of Purity/Balance/corruption.

Plus of course the usual new archetypes, items and so forth promised. Probably a bestiary entry with some new summonable monsters.

Again, looking forward to this for my Birthday.


Looking foreword to this one ;)


This is going to have stuff for the real Summoner right? Not that stupid nerfed one in the Unchained book?


Arrgh, and I have to wait until June for this one! But it'll be worth it.


Oh hell yes. Summoner really needs some more flavor, like limiting to specific planes or outsiders...


Are the"never-before-seen creatures" new creatures?


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Good job Paizo, this Player Companion was in my wishlist from long ago. Now we only need a Pathfinder Pawns: Summon Monster and Summon Natural Ally box!

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Giuseppe Capriati wrote:
Good job Paizo, this Player Companion was in my wishlist from long ago. Now we only need a Pathfinder Pawns: Summon Monster and Summon Natural Ally box!

Or even a Pathfinder Battles: Summon Monster and Summon Natural Ally Case


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I'm interested in anything that will make the summoning process go more easily, from both sides of the screen.


You are trying to get me to subscribe, aren't you!? You want part of my paycheck every month?! Well, you're doing a very good job, though my wallet isn't too happy.

Excited for this one, very much!


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Deran Castillian wrote:
Giuseppe Capriati wrote:
Good job Paizo, this Player Companion was in my wishlist from long ago. Now we only need a Pathfinder Pawns: Summon Monster and Summon Natural Ally box!
Or even a Pathfinder Battles: Summon Monster and Summon Natural Ally Case

There are all ready exquisite paper minis out there for the chosing.

Am I right in guessing that this will also include classes using SNA for summoning critters?

Ruyan.


I somehow doubt that this will have new monsters for the Summon Monster spells considering that those spells are already pretty powerful which leads me to wonder what IS in the book.


Malwing wrote:
I somehow doubt that this will have new monsters for the Summon Monster spells considering that those spells are already pretty powerful which leads me to wonder what IS in the book.

Possibly specific summonings like we got in Horsemen of the Apocalypse?


Eric Hinkle wrote:
Malwing wrote:
I somehow doubt that this will have new monsters for the Summon Monster spells considering that those spells are already pretty powerful which leads me to wonder what IS in the book.
Possibly specific summonings like we got in Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Actually we have gotten expansions to the summon monster and summon natures ally lists: Champions of Purity, Champions of Balance and Champions of Corruption each have a feat at the very end of the book which expands the summon monster lists with a ton of new monsters.

Plus, every time they cove a God in the Adventure Paths, they add some new summonable monsters to the list for that God's worshipers.

Although I will agree that the expanded summoning tables are pretty overpowered. I'm looking at the summon evil monster list, and with it you can call a Beblith with monster summon 7, and a Nalfashee or Glaberzu with 9.


Cool, can't wait for this one.


For some reasons, this doesn't appear on the Player Companion page (at least for me).

on topic: maybe a bone or two for non casters?


You mean like a summon feat that allows anyone with a cha score to summon creatures as a spell like ability.


Be weird if you got the ability to be a summoned creature.

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David Neilson wrote:
Be weird if you got the ability to be a summoned creature.

Don't knock it til you tried it!

Also, just noticed that this one has both Anthony and Linda as freelancers. Boston Lodge unite?


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Not sure what kind of benefit you'd get from being summoned by someone else.

1st level Paladin: Alright team, lets get ready, the Kobold chief and its wyrmling red dragon are just ahead, now it will take all of us to...

*Paladin vanishes*

Rogue:..... okay that happened.

Fighter: Where did he go?

*Meanwhile*

Paladin: Where am I?

Aasimar summoner: Oh, uh, hey. I summoned you.

Paladin: Um, okay, why?

Aasimar: Well our party rogue needs someone to flank that for a round.

*Points at Advanced Balor Lich*

Paladin:.....

Aasimar: Think you can manage?

Paladin: *Sigh* Alright fine. (Seriously this is not worth the +2 diplomacy to Good aligned Outsiders....)

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Mark Seifter wrote:
David Neilson wrote:
Be weird if you got the ability to be a summoned creature.

Don't knock it til you tried it!

Also, just noticed that this one has both Anthony and Linda as freelancers. Boston Lodge unite?

Its also got Anthony and me as freelancers. Private Sanctuary Podcast, unite!

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I have an Asmodean sorcerer who needs this right now. Because reasons.

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OH MY!!! Best news Ive read in awhile.

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Alex G St-Amand wrote:
For some reasons, this doesn't appear on the Player Companion page (at least for me).

Fixed.


its probably too much to hope that this has at least all the standard summon monster list statblocks available. such a thing would probably be too much page count.

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christos gurd wrote:
its probably too much to hope that this has at least all the standard summon monster list statblocks available. such a thing would probably be too much page count.

There's already a product for that - Bestiary 1.


Jadeite wrote:
christos gurd wrote:
its probably too much to hope that this has at least all the standard summon monster list statblocks available. such a thing would probably be too much page count.
There's already a product for that - Bestiary 1.

if you like cross referencing 2 books i suppose, it would be significantly more convenient to me at least to have them all in a single chapter with headers like summon monster I and such.


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christos gurd wrote:
Jadeite wrote:
christos gurd wrote:
its probably too much to hope that this has at least all the standard summon monster list statblocks available. such a thing would probably be too much page count.
There's already a product for that - Bestiary 1.
if you like cross referencing 2 books i suppose, it would be significantly more convenient to me at least to have them all in a single chapter with headers like summon monster I and such.

3PPs already took care of it. Purple Dragon Games re-released the former 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming's well formatted Summon Monster and Nature's Ally Player Aid Cards.


Oh thats wonderful.


Yaaaaaaaaaay


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Excellent news! Paizo continues to make me feel justified in keeping my Player Companion subscription going!


I would love for there to be a feat or item that would allow/benefit one to focus on summoning dinosaurs. Something that would be a nice addition for Time Oracles.

Liberty's Edge

I just hope the poor badger makes it back onto the summon monster lists.
It was a 3e classic that was my conjurer's signature monster. But it got bumped due to the badger not making the Bestiary cut. And it's never made it onto any alternate summoning lists that I've seen.
I'd love to recreate him for PFS.


Hooray!


@jester david
Shattered Star 2 added it to Torag's list.


Mark Seifter wrote:
David Neilson wrote:
Be weird if you got the ability to be a summoned creature.

Don't knock it til you tried it!

Also, just noticed that this one has both Anthony and Linda as freelancers. Boston Lodge unite?

Oh gosh. Someone--anyone--working on this. Please make this be a thing. Please!

League of Legends campaign anyone?

Shadow Lodge

This is one of the few books I'm looking forward too, really hoping for some love for the Cleric. A way to get a Lantern Archon that's almost a pet would be amazing. A real Pew-Pew Cleric.

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Jester David wrote:
I just hope the poor badger makes it back onto the summon monster lists.

As a proud owner of eight celestial badger figures, that's certainly my plan.

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"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
This is one of the few books I'm looking forward too, really hoping for some love for the Cleric. A way to get a Lantern Archon that's almost a pet would be amazing. A real Pew-Pew Cleric.

As one of the people who wrote the archetypes for this book, I can definitively say REDACTED RECACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED disappointed.

Hehe. It feels so good to dangle awesome stuff in front of you guys! Now I understand how Vic Wertz feels about dangling card game info in front of those of us obsessed with that game.

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cartmanbeck wrote:
"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
This is one of the few books I'm looking forward too, really hoping for some love for the Cleric. A way to get a Lantern Archon that's almost a pet would be amazing. A real Pew-Pew Cleric.

As one of the people who wrote the archetypes for this book, I can definitively say REDACTED RECACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED disappointed.

Hehe. It feels so good to dangle awesome stuff in front of you guys! Now I understand how Vic Wertz feels about dangling card game info in front of those of us obsessed with that game.

I usually just sit back and twiddle my fingers Monty Burns style.


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Sounds good, yet why is my verbal spell component an insurance ad jingle?


I had to cancel my subscription for money concerns, but this is one I will probably order by hand. I love the concept of summoning, and was so excited when I found out Pathfinder had a Summoner class. I'm still a bit sad about how looked down upon that class is.

My hope for this book is a cleric archetype similar to the Arcanist Occultist.

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cartmanbeck wrote:
"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
This is one of the few books I'm looking forward too, really hoping for some love for the Cleric. A way to get a Lantern Archon that's almost a pet would be amazing. A real Pew-Pew Cleric.

As one of the people who wrote the archetypes for this book, I can definitively say REDACTED RECACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED disappointed.

Hehe. It feels so good to dangle awesome stuff in front of you guys! Now I understand how Vic Wertz feels about dangling card game info in front of those of us obsessed with that game.

AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH


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Melkiador wrote:

I love the concept of summoning, and was so excited when I found out Pathfinder had a Summoner class. I'm still a bit sad about how looked down upon that class is.

I have to agree with this. I love that class -- I mean, you get to make your own pet monster. What's cooler than that?

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