Is that an animal companion with the elemental companion archetype, or do you have some means of getting an actual elemental as an animal companion? They're not the same thing.
Also, is this for PFS or not? PFS has some house rules on magic item slots for animal companions IIRC which it sounds like you might be using.
Edit: ah, a stonelord paladin for PFS. As to whether an earth elemental is a biped, smaller earth elementals are usually animal-ish in shape, larger ones are often humanoid in shape. I'm not sure on the detail of how those house rules on item slots work or even if they apply here, sorry.
ues its for a stonelord paladin. They get an earth elemental in lieu of a mount. Was hoping someone could give me guidance on what i can equip it with, if anything.
They start with int 4, unlike an animal so i wonder if they would have normal slots like a magical beast?
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blahpers wrote:Paizo has steadfastly refused to clarify slots and the like for the standard elementals. It's strictly in GM fiat territory--probably by design--and may vary from elemental to elemental.Hm maybe ask my flgs venture captain?
Yeah, that's probably your best bet. I don't even know how much control you have over the elemental's shape. It's much easier when it's a monster and the GM can just arbitrarily pick whether the earth elemental is humanoid-shaped. On the one hand, you have the Bestiary "description to players" text on your side:
This hulking, roughly humanoid creature of dirt and stone explodes up from the earth, faceless save for two glowing gemstone eyes.
But the actual monster description has more:
Most earth elementals look like terrestrial animals made out of rock, earth, or even crystal, with glowing gemstones for eyes. Larger earth elementals often have a stony humanoid appearance.
So most--but not all--smaller earth elementals are animal-shaped. A stonelord's celestial stone servant is anything but typical, though. Does a stonelord have the ability to determine the shape of their servant? The rules don't say.