Witch Death and their Familiar


Round 2: Summoner and Witch


If a which dies it's familiar is still around...usally. But, under the 'Adding Spells to a Witches Familiar' it says that a familiar of a dead Witch '...only retains it's spell knowledge for 24 hours.' If a Witch dies and isn't brought back within 24 hours does s/he then have to pay to get their familiar back, or is the familiar restored upon the Witches return?

Scarab Sages

Illithar wrote:
If a which dies it's familiar is still around...usally. But, under the 'Adding Spells to a Witches Familiar' it says that a familiar of a dead Witch '...only retains it's spell knowledge for 24 hours.' If a Witch dies and isn't brought back within 24 hours does s/he then have to pay to get their familiar back, or is the familiar restored upon the Witches return?

I have no idea on this but was thinking that a nice little ability would be that if the Witch is killed she becomes her familiar until she is rezzed. No spellcasting but keeps Hexes and allows the player to at least have something to do while the party finds a cleric willing to resurrect a Witch.

Doubt that would be something to make it into the final cut but something I would likely do as a Table Rule.


Reviler wrote:
Illithar wrote:
If a which dies it's familiar is still around...usally. But, under the 'Adding Spells to a Witches Familiar' it says that a familiar of a dead Witch '...only retains it's spell knowledge for 24 hours.' If a Witch dies and isn't brought back within 24 hours does s/he then have to pay to get their familiar back, or is the familiar restored upon the Witches return?

I have no idea on this but was thinking that a nice little ability would be that if the Witch is killed she becomes her familiar until she is rezzed. No spellcasting but keeps Hexes and allows the player to at least have something to do while the party finds a cleric willing to resurrect a Witch.

Doubt that would be something to make it into the final cut but something I would likely do as a Table Rule.

Familiars ought to keep their retained spells while the witch is dead, unless otherwise instructed/the witch decides which one it forgets as a failsafe. Makes for a good plot hook if you can interrogate an evil witch's familiar for spells.

Dark Archive

Reviler wrote:
Illithar wrote:
If a which dies it's familiar is still around...usally. But, under the 'Adding Spells to a Witches Familiar' it says that a familiar of a dead Witch '...only retains it's spell knowledge for 24 hours.' If a Witch dies and isn't brought back within 24 hours does s/he then have to pay to get their familiar back, or is the familiar restored upon the Witches return?

I have no idea on this but was thinking that a nice little ability would be that if the Witch is killed she becomes her familiar until she is rezzed. No spellcasting but keeps Hexes and allows the player to at least have something to do while the party finds a cleric willing to resurrect a Witch.

Doubt that would be something to make it into the final cut but something I would likely do as a Table Rule.

That would be interesting if the witches soul went into her familiar's body till she is rezed.

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