Need help fleshing out and optimizing a character idea


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I've been working on some alternative characters and stumbled upon the Command Animals and Command Plants feats.

Thematically, it fits druid really well with the ability to befriend and commune with nature, but the only way to grab these feats is through a cleric or using another class with a channel energy archetype.

Cleric 1/Druid 1 right now, Human with the bonus feat. Grab the Plant and Animal domains.

Grab Ooze Whisperer and Vermin Heart to be able to use Command Animals on vermin and oozes. This let's you grab both plants AND Animals/oozes/vermin whose HD equal your level.

Now what I wanted to do is include a way to effectively squeeze in Command Undead and maybe Boon Companion to up our animal companion to equal our druid level (1 druid + cleric-3 + boon companion)

I'm not sure what direction to take the class levels or stat wise though. Feyspeaker or Elder Mythos Cultist archetypes would give charisma to casting, making you less MAD for the build. But stumped on progression and order of leveling.


So you need two domains, and you want something more thematically nature-oriented than the default cleric. In an optimisation sense you'd probably be better to take a cleric and make it more nature themed (archetype, traits etc.) than to multiclass. There's probably better multiclasses too.

An elder mythos cultist is not an option because they're limited to 3 domains not including animal or plant. Feyspeaker druid could work; perhaps feyspeaker druid (animal domain) / sworn of the eldest inquisitor (the Green Mother: plant) for Cha all the way? You won't have both domains at 1st level, but you're unlikely to see plant creatures at that level anyway.


avr wrote:

So you need two domains, and you want something more thematically nature-oriented than the default cleric. In an optimisation sense you'd probably be better to take a cleric and make it more nature themed (archetype, traits etc.) than to multiclass. There's probably better multiclasses too.

An elder mythos cultist is not an option because they're limited to 3 domains not including animal or plant. Feyspeaker druid could work; perhaps feyspeaker druid (animal domain) / sworn of the eldest inquisitor (the Green Mother: plant) for Cha all the way? You won't have both domains at 1st level, but you're unlikely to see plant creatures at that level anyway.

The issue with taking out Cleric entirely is that both Command feats require a channel energy ability. Doing a quick read up it looks like Inquisitor doesn't get channel energy at all.


You're right, inquisitor archetypes with channel are terribly restricted. MAD it is then, I don't think there's any way of making a character with the animal and plant domains and channel energy without at least 3 classes or plain old cleric. Though a cleric of Gozreh without the druid level is still going to be better than a druid/cleric.

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