[PFS] familiar for Inquisitor


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Is there any PFS-legal way to get a familiar on a Lawful Neutral Inquisitor?

I know I can use Eldritch Heritage (arcane). I'm wondering if there is a more feat-efficient way though. AFAIK the animal/terrain domains are not allowed.

I have a pile of Lawful Neutral stuff that I would like to synergise, including an arbiter inevitable familiar and an intelligent heavy flail, on a divine caster chassis. At present an Oracle with Eldritch Heritage looks feasible. Druid doesn't get the right spells (no Shield Other), or have the right feel. I'd like the character to be a follower of Abadar.


There is an archetype called Green Faith Initiate that lets you take the Animal/Terrain Domains.

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Green Faith Marshal from Heroes of the Wild. Perfect! Thanks Nohwear. (Won't work with Abadar, but I can live with that).


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I'm not sure how Green Faith Marshal is going to help with a familiar.
An vanella Inquisitor can take Animal domain to start with, and all that does is get you a Animal Companion.

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Cyd the Arcmagi wrote:

I'm not sure how Green Faith Marshal is going to help with a familiar.

An vanella Inquisitor can take Animal domain to start with, and all that does is get you a Animal Companion.

Several of the animal/terrain domains (normally only available to druids) grant a familiar. These domains are entirely separate from the Animal domain.


The OP seems to think Green Faith Marshall isn't compatable with Abadar, but I honestly don't see why not...
Ignoring the "Green Faith" fluff which isn't rules text, it's not like Abadar considers any nature-related abilities inherently "sinful": If anything, such abilities would aid in fighting bandits in the wild nature who would hamper trade between cities (=100% Abadaran material), and many of the Domain abilities in question barely invoke "nature" to begin with, for example Eagle with a bunch of flight stuff and Perception bonus.

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Quandary wrote:

The OP seems to think Green Faith Marshall isn't compatable with Abadar, but I honestly don't see why not...

Ignoring the "Green Faith" fluff which isn't rules text, it's not like Abadar considers any nature-related abilities inherently "sinful": If anything, such abilities would aid in fighting bandits in the wild nature who would hamper trade between cities (=100% Abadaran material), and many of the Domain abilities in question barely invoke "nature" to begin with, for example Eagle with a bunch of flight stuff and Perception bonus.

I'm pretty sure that for PFS at least I couldn't be a "worshiper" of Abadar and an Inquisitor of the Green Faith at the same time. There's a PFS ruling that to gain a mechanical benefit from any deity, including divine spell casting, you have to be a worshiper of the given deity. You can "venerate" any of all of the gods, but that can't grant you any mechanical benefits. So for a divine spell caster it's one faith or the other. You also can't be a worshiper of one god and have traits or feats that require worship of a different god/faith.

Whilst the Green Faith (aka Old Faith) is technically not a deity, it is clearly providing a mechanical benefit to a Green Faith Marshal.

Unrelated to the Green Faith / Abadar question, I have realised that the Shaman class also fulfils many of my desired criteria (as long as I'm a human, half orc or half elf).


Actually, the Green Faith is not a legal entity. Thus, you still need to pick a god. At least that is my understanding.

Grand Lodge

Iron will then take familiar bond

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Nohwear wrote:
Actually, the Green Faith is not a legal entity. Thus, you still need to pick a god. At least that is my understanding.

Well, I can see that Inquisitors in PFS must choose a deity:

Guide to Pathfinder Society Role Playing Guild, Page 10, Step 12: Finishing Touches, Religion wrote:


Clerics, inquisitors, paladins, cavaliers of the order of the star, and samurai of the order of the star must choose a deity as all classes in Golarion that receive spells and abilities from a speci c divine source receive their powers from a deity. Druids, oracles, and rangers are the exception to this rule.

So I'm not sure where this leaves Green Faith Marshals. They are legal for PFS but It looks like they have to have a deity; how would that work?

Inner Sea World Guide, p236 wrote:

[Green Faith]Associated Religions: Erastil,

Gozreh, the Eldest

Perhaps a PFS Green Faith Marshal must choose one of these deities. Opinions?


Looks to me you need to have a legal faith that has the Domain you are choosing. At least that is how I read it.

As for the terrain domains, I have not seen them, and I'm a little fuzzy on what counts as terrain domain. And if someone would point me toward the domain that gets you a familiar, and why it is not Legal for a Vanilla Inquisitor to take it. Just trying to understand things I'm not familiar with.

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Cyd the Arcmagi wrote:

Looks to me you need to have a legal faith that has the Domain you are choosing. At least that is how I read it.

As for the terrain domains, I have not seen them, and I'm a little fuzzy on what counts as terrain domain. And if someone would point me toward the domain that gets you a familiar, and why it is not Legal for a Vanilla Inquisitor to take it. Just trying to understand things I'm not familiar with.

The animal/terrain domains are found in ultimate magic linky

As you can see they are intended for Druids and "other nature themed classes". But for the PFS campaign "other nature themed classes" hasn't been defined.

The vanilla inquisitor gets a domain, but isn't itself nature themed. So it doesn't get an animal/terrain domain. The Green Faith Marshal archetype explicitly grants an animal/terrain domain though.

Several of the animal/terrain domains grant familiars, including crocodile, monkey, eagle and vermin.

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