How do you gain 'Scent'?


I was looking around at character ideas when this question popped up.

What are all the different ways for a PC to gain the scent ability?

Note* I would not count an animal companion as that's more "gaining a creature with scent" and not scent for yourself. A synthesist would work, though.

Scarab Sages

Barbarian Rage power, Orc/Half-orc feat. Catfolk alternate racial trait. Cant think of any others off the top of my head.

In addition to the feat orcs can get scent with reduced range as alternate racial trait.

spells I found: Alter Self, all the Beast Shape spells, Vermin shape spells, Monstrous Physique spells, Undead anatomy spells, and of course Shapechange.

Alter Self, size bonus of +2 to either DEX or STR and you can gain the ability of whatever creature you pseudomorph into, including Darkvision, Scent, etc.

The Miser's Mask...But only to detect coins and gems:/

Scarab Sages

Also, The Orc feat can be taken by any race if they are an Orc Bloodline Sorcerer.

A 10th level deaf oracle.

Pull-ring of scent from the Animal Archives...But can humanoids use it?

Imbicatus wrote:
Also, The Orc feat can be taken by any race if they are an Orc Bloodline Sorcerer.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see where this is stated under the bloodline. Please explain. Are you confusing Racial Heritage with Sorcerer Bloodlines / Eldritch Heritage?

Scarab Sages

The Orc Bloodline Sorcerer arcana gives you the Orc Subtype. Basically, you are an orc.

Tiefling racial trait I believe

Not bathing will give the Scent ability to everyone else....

More spells: Aspect of the Wolf, Blood Scent (but only for injured creatures), and Bloodhound (How did I not see this one?).

If they added a Senses Feat tree you could do it for example

Heighten Senses (Scent)
+2 for Perception Checks to Smell

Blood Hound
Prereq: Heighten Senses (smell)

Benefit: Your Nose is Awesome. You have the Scent ability as per the Monsters Scent ability

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