A few questions (Five foot step & Animal Companions)


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Hey guys, two questions that came up at my tabletop game:

- If somone bullrush you or trip you with an AoO or a Readied Action or something like that (that Mesmerist's power for example) can you step up and then do a five-foot step? If the only movement you had during the turn was the steping up part?

- When you pick an animal companion or a familiar, do you keep the skills racials modifiers from the bestiary? For example if I choose a bird as an animal companion does he keep his +8 racial to Perception or not?


-Not sure if I understand your first point, but you can only take a 5' step if you don't otherwise move. You can still take move-equivalent actions such as standing up from prone or drawing a weapon, you just cannot move away from your current position (without another ability allowing you to).

For your second point the rules are different for familiars and animal companions. For an animal companion you only get the abilities that are in the animal companion part of the stat block. You don't get any other abilities from the bestiary at all. For familiars you use the bestiary entry and you do get the benefit of any racial bonuses mentioned in that entry.


dragonhunterq wrote:

-Not sure if I understand your first point, but you can only take a 5' step if you don't otherwise move. You can still take move-equivalent actions such as standing up from prone or drawing a weapon, you just cannot move away from your current position (without another ability allowing you to).

For your second point the rules are different for familiars and animal companions. For an animal companion you only get the abilities that are in the animal companion part of the stat block. You don't get any other abilities from the bestiary at all. For familiars you use the bestiary entry and you do get the benefit of any racial bonuses mentioned in that entry.

Quick & clear, thank you very much! I was wondering if these "move-equivalent" action were considered as a movement or not, I got my answer now.

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