What does your eidolon look like?


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I've never played a summoner but mine would look like like a golden tapir with angel wings as that's my favorite animal. I imagine I would need to level somewhat and upgrade it before the wings actually worked.


If I did play a summoner (which I'm not convinced is better than a Conjurer Wizard) it would likely look like a miniature Marilith, snake lady with multiple arms.


Giant, man-eating squirrel


Mine looked like a mixture between this and this. Named Veggie, because the backstory involves vegepygmies (the Summoner was half-drow).


One was basically a Foo Dog/Lion. The other looked fairly human-angel. I would have loved to play more, but so many tables/games aren't cool with the summoner class, and I didn't want to be "that guy".


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I had a chaotic neutral summoner whose eidolon looked like a cross between a lillend azata and a marilith demon. At higher levels she evolved into something that resembled a human headed lion (albeit with an unusually large tail that reflected her serpentine origins).


My eidolon was literally an astradaemon.

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Blond haired, blue eyed, fair skinned human woman who may or may not be wearing armour at the time (evoltions shifted around) serving as friend and bodyguard.


Senko wrote:
Blond haired, blue eyed, fair skinned human woman who may or may not be wearing armour at the time (evoltions shifted around) serving as friend and bodyguard.

Was she ever more than a friend?


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Since my eidolon at most levels basically looked like a female elf from the waist up, my male half-elf summoner did considerable research into solving the mermaid problem.

And I think I had one of the few summoners who actually insisted that his eidolon wear clothes.


Six arms and two butts


Phillip Gastone wrote:
Six arms and two butts

How does it see?


I have yet to find the right game for it, but I've always wanted to play a summoner whose eidolon was a little cottage with a couple of super tiny people living in it, fishing and sitting on the front porch and what not. In combat the cottage comes up out of the ground a bit and attacks with a bunch of tentacle like roots. Eventually the thing gets big enough that others can walk inside, the little people cook and clean for guests, and the cottage flies around.

But... it's a pretty silly sort of thing, so it's not suitable for most games, and I could never make it work mechanically the way I want.


Used the quadruped base and built a proto-red-dragon, which mechanically functioned like a red scaly tiger with fiery claws, since I never quite got high enough level to make the wings work, and I don't think there was an option to actually give it a meaningful breath weapon.

As it was for a Kingmaker game, and the character may or may not have had some mysterious ties to the vanished Rorgavian king, who was associated with red dragons, it was all kind of thematic, more than strictly practical.

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Yqatuba wrote:
Senko wrote:
Blond haired, blue eyed, fair skinned human woman who may or may not be wearing armour at the time (evoltions shifted around) serving as friend and bodyguard.
Was she ever more than a friend?

Not in the sense i suspect you mean the summoner was also female they had a sister/friend relationship. The armour comment was more to do with her having the paracomist and evolutionist archetype so the Eidolon may be wearing armour (adventuring) or normal clothes (downtime).

The theme was a wrath of the righteous campaign where shed been tranformed into an extremely powerful mage as a result of a demon ritual, they planned to make her a weapon but a group of riftwardens killed them and rescued her before they got to the corruption/minion part. Of course the riftwardens didnt entirely trust her so one took her own as an apprentice/someone he'd kill if she showed signs of demonic corruption. Being a rather lonely existence she created an imaginary sister/friend who then came to life (much to the consternation of her mentor). So the Eidolon wasn't the normal outer planar being but a manifestation of her own mind that developed its own personality and form as a result of her power funneled into it.

She was outgoing, friendly, had a bit of a temper and tended to view her sister as needing someone to drag them out so they could experience the world while also acting as her protector.


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Senko wrote:
the summoner was also female

You say that as if that were a hindrance...


I suspect it was leaning more towards 'Do you boink your eidolon?'


Being that the summoner usually has a higher charisma than the eidolon, I would imagine it’s more likely for it to try to boink you.


I haven't had a chance to play a summoner, but I've built an NPC summoner who was a heretical follower of Hastur. She worshipped a female aspect of Hastur, and modeled (and even named) her Eidolon after the Lady in Yellow.

The Lady in Yellow looked like a humanoid human covered in yellow wrappings with a golden scaled serpentine body from the waist down. She wields a glaive and when properly buffed is pretty tough.

Her summoner had some interesting choices for romantic partners but her Eidolon was not one of them.

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Melkiador wrote:
Being that the summoner usually has a higher charisma than the eidolon, I would imagine it’s more likely for it to try to boink you.

In this case the summoner had an archetype which used int for spellcasting not cha so the Eidolons was better.

I realized being female wouldnt hinder most peoples boink an Eidolon so i specified sisters and provided background. The Eidolon may have vetted a potential boyfriend for her but neither wohld have been interested in dating the other.


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Although eidolons start out with relatively low intelligence, they can still eventually figure things out. Since summoners can summon monsters for minutes rather than rounds per casting and eidolons know all of the languages that their masters do, my eidolon got jealous when she realized that she had suddenly learned to speak Celestial. "Who did you learn that language from?" she demanded from my summoner. My summoner had indeed been summoning bralani azatas for language lessons.


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I had a Ratfolk Summoner based on Thanquol from Warhammer Fantasy, So his Eidolon was Boneripper, The large four armed Rat Ogre, With Fire Breath as one version of Boneripper had a built in flamethrower.


Merellin wrote:
I had a Ratfolk Summoner based on Thanquol from Warhammer Fantasy, So his Eidolon was Boneripper, The large four armed Rat Ogre, With Fire Breath as one version of Boneripper had a built in flamethrower.

Approved!

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The question you should be asking is not what does the Eidolon look like. The question you should ask is if the DM allowed it to take class levels provided IT chose the class/skills/feats/etc what class/skills/etc would it choose for itself.


It's not the one with wings

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