How to make Monstrous Companion balanced?


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My dog had to be put down two days ago and I wanted to make her in Pathfinder as a way to memorialize her.

I wanted to make her a blink dog companion with magus levels using this feat, but everything I've seen about it is that it's a bad feat. Are there any changes that could be made to it to make it more balanced? This would be used in a three person party, so it would be alright if it was a bit strong, but I would prefer something that is balanced for a normal party so it could be used in the future as well.

Any suggestions?


Leadership/cohort.


+1. Even then the results are variable, but Monstrous Companion is essentially a crappy version of Leadership. Retrain into a domain and take Leadership. Blink dog is pretty good as a cohort once it starts getting levels.


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White Hilt wrote:

My dog had to be put down two days ago and I wanted to make her in Pathfinder as a way to memorialize her.

I wanted to make her a blink dog companion with magus levels using this feat, but everything I've seen about it is that it's a bad feat. Are there any changes that could be made to it to make it more balanced? This would be used in a three person party, so it would be alright if it was a bit strong, but I would prefer something that is balanced for a normal party so it could be used in the future as well.

Any suggestions?

I dont know very much about these rules, i just wanted to give you my condolences, i,m very sorry for your lost, i,m sure she was a great friend.

Also, if you ask me, i would use her as a powerfull NPC, like an old druid companion, one who can speak and its the guardian of some fantastic and ancient forest.


Good thinking, Graelsis. The deceased doesn't have to become a cohort or companion to be relevant to the game.

For the funeral.

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