Pack flanking slayer


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Hi guys,
I'm buildind a TWF dex sneakattacker character and i wanted to know If there's a way to get packflanking and an animal companion but keeping the companion lv close to the char.
The First ideia was one Slayer dipping a Max of 4lv, use kukri to save a feat, probably human but its not a must, and maybe dirty fighting tree
I know that dex based character have lower dps i'd like to be a little skill monkey
And i already looked the animal Ally feat but couldn't make it get packflanking because of the INT pre-rec
It mau be any companion/familiar that could live enough to provide me flank, It does not need to be optimized for battle Just hold his ground and threat o course
Thank you.


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Try the boon companion feat

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There's ways of sharing teamwork feats with your friends without their needing the prereqs. Most simply that means at least 3 levels of hunter for what you're doing, or of inquisitor if you just want it to give you flanking (rather than needing to give it the benefit too), but single-level dips in some class/archetypes can give it for a limited time or the shared training spell can be cast with 4 levels in bard, skald or magus, or be cast from a scroll or wand with one level in most spellcasting classes or with the UMD skill.

That's a fair list to check through I guess. If you want TWF with sneak attack there's one person on these boards who touts her unchained rogue/hunter multiclass; that must be effective.

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One level snakebite strike Brawler dip vil give you 1d6 sneak attack, 1 BAB and Brawlers cunning for easier pack flanking.
2 levels will give you Brawlers flurry as well...

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Nature soul, animal ally, boon companion, if you're building a level 7+ character.
https://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/general-feats/animal-ally/


ravlam wrote:
I'm buildind a TWF dex sneakattacker character and i wanted to know If there's a way to get packflanking and an animal companion but keeping the companion lv close to the char.

What races are available? Point-buy amount? Sources permitted? Likely style and duration of campaign? Likely party composition?


ravlam wrote:
And i already looked the animal Ally feat but couldn't make it get packflanking because of the INT pre-rec

Ae you sure there is a minimum Intelligence for Animal Ally?

Animal Ally

Nature Soul

I was just looking at Animal Ally, and I didn't see any Intelligence requirements.


ravlam wrote:

Hi guys,

I'm buildind a TWF dex sneakattacker character and i wanted to know If there's a way to get packflanking and an animal companion but keeping the companion lv close to the char.
The First ideia was one Slayer dipping a Max of 4lv, use kukri to save a feat, probably human but its not a must, and maybe dirty fighting tree
I know that dex based character have lower dps i'd like to be a little skill monkey
And i already looked the animal Ally feat but couldn't make it get packflanking because of the INT pre-rec
It mau be any companion/familiar that could live enough to provide me flank, It does not need to be optimized for battle Just hold his ground and threat o course
Thank you.

Hunter gives you an animal companion, and it lets you share Teamwork Feats with it. There are Teamwork Feats that help with Sneak Attacking. Precise Strike comes to mind.

Another way to go is not with an Animal Companion, but with a Familiar. The Eldritch Guardian Fighter Archetype gets a Familiar, and that Familiar shares all your Combat Feats, including most of those lovely Teamwork Feats. Familiars' hit points rise with Character Level, not Class Level, so even if you dip into other things, your familiar will at least partially keep up.


Pack flanking is hard to work with sneak attack. Looks like you pretty much need Hunter’s Tactics, which comes with 3 levels of Hunter or the Inquisitor archetype (that doesn’t stack with Sanctified Slayer for the sneak attack dice). And Animal Ally doesn’t allow dips for Hunter’s Tactics.

Two options I see. If you want to stay primarily Slayer, you can get a nigh full animal companion with Eldritch Heritage for Sylvan. You need Exotic Heritage to take mutated bloodlines.

Alternatively, a Sanctified Slayer Inquisitor gets near Slayer sneak attack progression. Inquisitors get a domain, which could be Animal (Comapnion).

Either of these routes will still require a dip in Hunter for Hunter’s Tactics to get Pack Flanking to work for the companion. I’m not sure Pack Flanking is worth a dip that large, although other teamwork feats might come into play.

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