Sylvan Sorcerer


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In pathfinder society is the Sylvan Sorcerer limited to type of animal companions?

Is Spinosaurus legal for play?

Silver Crusade

PRD Sylvan Sorcerer

There is nothing in the Additional Resources that limits a Sylvan Sorcerer, so anything a druid can use, a Sylvan Sorcerer can use at Sorcerer level -3.

Additional Resources wrote:

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3

Animal Companions (p. 311): antelope, archelon, axe beak, baluchitherium, basilosaurus, dimetrodon, elk, giant chameleon, giant gecko, giant vulture, iguanodon, kangaroo, megalania, pachycephalosaurus, spinosaurus, thylacine; Familiars: all familiars listed on pages 112-113 and the carbuncle and sprite; Feats: none of the feats are legal for play for PCs, animal companions, or familiars unless specifically granted by another legal source; Other: all creatures in this book are legal for polymorph effects (including a druid's wild shape ability) within the boundaries of each spell or ability's parameters.

Sczarni

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

My Saurian Shaman has a Spinosaurus named "Reptar". I absolutely love him.

I use a two-inch Spinosaurus museum model I found on eBay. I think it's a "Yujin", or something.

Hope you have fun with yours!


Thanks, after many questions I have now settled down on a character to play for Pathfinder Society.

Sczarni

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

HERE is the figurine I picked up. There's still another available. For when it becomes large-sized, of course.


That's perfect. Oh just curious what feats did you have Reptar take?

Sovereign Court

I can't speak to feats, but you need to buy a Robe of Arcane Heritage.

Sczarni

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Reptar now has Power Attack, Narrow Frame, Armor Proficiency (Light), and Armor Proficiency (Medium).

I gave him a Corrosive Amulet of Mighty Fists and a set of +2 Breastplate Barding. Every morning I cast an Extended Greater Magic Fang on him and if I have time before combat to buff him I cast Bull's Strength and Barkskin (which I think brings his AC up to 31 or so).

I also taught him the trick to Air Walk, which really caught one Demon by surprise!

The Exchange

redviiper wrote:
That's perfect. Oh just curious what feats did you have Reptar take?

for my animal companions I tend to take power attack, toughness, and the save feats (starting with reflex). If the animal has solid AC, I'll pick up dodge as well.

Generally on animals you just want raw static bonuses, since they aren't intelligent enough to make use of most feats. Some combat maneuvers are possible, but they really don't give that much in the grand scheme of things.

For Spinosaurus (which I did on my sylvan sorc). I chose Toughness, Power attack, lightning reflexes, Iron will, great fortitude in that order.

I don't think taking armor proficiency is really worth it for sylvan, since you have mage armor.

If you're small you can always go Roc, and just have a flying mount at level 1 :D

Sczarni

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Benrislove wrote:
on animals you just want raw static bonuses, since they aren't intelligent enough to make use of most feats.

From the FAQ:

FAQ wrote:

Should it be assumed that animal companions know how to use their feats with a Handle Animal check?

Yes.

The Exchange

Really? You had to cut generally out of my sentence and link the faq? seems hostile. I mean I said GENERALLY, and MOST in that sentence.

note: I recommended power attack, I wasn't trying to imply they couldn't use feats at all, just more of the good feat chains require a trick investment for the animal to use them. Also your animal not dying is very important.

For anything that's going to be large, Narrow Frame is excellent as well.

Sczarni

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

No hostility intended. The "not intelligent enough to use their feats" was a legitimate opinion debated so much at one time that it required an FAQ to clear things up.

Since that was the only line I thought I'd elaborate on, there was no need to quote your whole post.


Benrislove wrote:

I don't think taking armor proficiency is really worth it for sylvan, since you have mage armor.

You have a point with the mage armor, especially if I cast beast shape latter that it would negate any physical armor bonuses


I'm thinking 1) Power Attack, 2) Improved Bull Rush, 3) Narrow Frame 4) Awesome Blow

or perhaps

1) Combat Reflexes, 2) Stand Still, 3) Narrow Frame

Then I could raise it's Int to 4 using Eye for Talent, the human trait that allows a 2 pt bonus to any stat and then I could give it 1 skill pt of linguistics in Sylvan and make it a Totem Guide Archetype.

That way I could roleplay it as my Sorceror's Fey Protector.

Sczarni

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Check to make sure Awesome Blow is an option presented in the CRB (or another sourcebook). If it's only available via the Bestiary, it's not a legal option for Society.


Seems like the second option might be better then.

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