Sneak Attack + Animal Companion class / archetype?


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Are there any classes and/or archetypes with sneak attack and an animal companion without multi-classing? I'd prefer something with a more martial bend but I won't be picky. No 3rd party please.


I don't think so. Colluding Scoundrel (Hunter archetype) is the closest that I could find, but I think it's still not what you are asking for.

What you can do is to take Animal Ally feats with any class with sneak attack (you need Nature Soul first). Eventually you can also take Boon Companion, if you want your companion to be stronger.


Nature fang druid is the only one I know.


Java Man wrote:
Nature fang druid is the only one I know.

I don't know how I have missed that.


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Or a sanctified slayer inquisitor who gets a companion from their domain or inquisition.

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Sanctified slayer with animal domian.

Druids crocodile domain with a mauler familiar is close. Should work with the nature fang archtype.

Wildchild brawler strangler.


Nintendogeek01 wrote:
Are there any classes and/or archetypes with sneak attack and an animal companion without multi-classing? I'd prefer something with a more martial bend but I won't be picky. No 3rd party please.

Two feats: Nature Soul + Animal Ally.

Taken with a rogue with Gang Up and used as a mount it makes for both extreme mobility and very easy sneak attacks.


The rogue archetype "Carnivalist" gets a familar who also gets sneak attack. But it halves your progression (you are effictively splitting it with your familiar) if you combine this with the familiar archetype "valet", your familiar also gets any teamwork feats you pickup.

I know you don't want to multiclass but picking up a prestige class that gives normal sneak attack progression is very tempting with this setup.


Sense vitals is a spell which gives sneak attack which several classes can get.

There's a ranger archetype which gets sneak attack with blowguns only. I can't remember the name just now. It could also cast sense vitals.


A brawler with snakebite striker stacking wild child archetypes would get snek dmg and a pupper. Problem is that both add class skills so not a legal combo, Variant multiclassing rogue adds sum sneak attack dice aswell

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LordKailas wrote:

The rogue archetype "Carnivalist" gets a familar who also gets sneak attack. But it halves your progression (you are effictively splitting it with your familiar) if you combine this with the familiar archetype "valet", your familiar also gets any teamwork feats you pickup.

I know you don't want to multiclass but picking up a prestige class that gives normal sneak attack progression is very tempting with this setup.

If you go this route, make sure you choose a familiar that is small and not tiny. Otherwise it can't flank with you.

As an alternative, you could give the familiar the Mauler archetype instead of Valet (pretty sure they don't stack, but I didn't doublecheck). Mauler will eventually allow your familiar to grow to medium. It also allows taking the Mauler's Endurance feat to give it some much needed hit points.

Does Nature Fang Druid sneak attack progress? I guess probably every other level, since it works like Rogue's Sneak Attack, but usually the level progression will be called out explicitly, even when the Rogue Sneak Attack is mentioned.


Nature fang druid gets exactly one dice of sneak attack, at 4th level. It comes from replacing resist nature's lure so you can't expect too much of it. I think it's mainly there for the slayer/rogue talents which require sneak attack.

The ranger archetype I was thinking of above is the poison darter.


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Thanks for the advice all. Probably going to try either the Sanctified Slayer or just slap those two feats on a rogue or slayer.


Hunters grant Teamwork Feats to their Animal Companions. One of the Teamwork Feats grants a 1d6 Sneak Attack. Precise Strike, I think.


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Scott Wilhelm wrote:
Hunters grant Teamwork Feats to their Animal Companions. One of the Teamwork Feats grants a 1d6 Sneak Attack. Precise Strike, I think.

It's not sneak attack, it's just unnamed precision damage. Mostly not an important distinction but it doesn't interact with something like sap master.


FYI, Precise Strike IS precision damage but is NOT sneak attack. Matters for feats, items, whatever.

Accomplished Sneak Attacker will give an extra d6 of SA if you already have at least one die.

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