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Me and my players are running Hoard of the Dragon Queen and we just reached the dragon hatchery. One of my dragonborn players reached the Drake Nursery. Through some Animal Handling check, the ability ...

My Beast Master Ranger player is looking to use his hunter's mark bonus on his animal companion's attack action. Is the hunter's mark damage bonus strictly only for the ranger's attacks, or since the ...

I have a swift and deadly hunter variant druid, who gains “Bonus to Armor Class when unarmored (as monk, including Wisdom bonus to AC).” He rides his animal companion as a mount. I was wondering if ...

Rules as Written, experience is split evenly in adventures between all creatures that meaningfully participate. Dungeon Master's Guide (1st printing, pg. 260): When adventurers defeat one or more ...

Generating my first Shaman character for Pathfinder and I am a bit confused about the Spirit Animal. Is the Spirit Animal a single, living animal that must be with the Shaman when the commune each day?...

This is a RAW question. Animal Companions gain an ability point at level 4. By advancing Intelligence to 3, the Animal Companion gains access to most feats. ("Animal companions with an Intelligence ...

Let's say that I am a lv9 druid who just cast Awaken on my wolf animal companion. I feel like I don't fully understand the mechanical changes that occur as a result. What I understand so far is: Wolf ...

A druid can have an animal companion which levels with the druid. An animal companion gets +1 to an ability score at level 4, 9, 14, and 20. An animal with 3 intelligence can take normal feats. Thus, ...

I'm making a Winged Marauder Alchemist. I've never played a class with an animal companion or mount before, so I really don't understand any of the business of building my Vulture or Bat. For example, ...

As levels progress, the two UA Beast Conclave Rangers in my party feel their pets and their non-magical attacks are getting less and less efficient. They suggested some side-quests to fetch magical ...

I am using the UA Revised Ranger in one of our D&D games. I am currently 2nd level and have had my Ranger animal companion from the start instead of summoning him at 3rd level (the wolf doesn't ...

Making a charge is a full-round action, but, unless a rider's mount is also an animal companion, it seems the rider must take a move action to make a Handle Animal skill check to handle the animal so ...

I just want to ask since I'm basically new to the game: taming an animal seems interesting, so how does it work and what do I need to do it? What rules or guidelines exist around how one can tame a ...

I would like to make a druid build where my character's power resides in my animal companion(s) and what little druid spellpower I can muster I use to buff it. By powerful I mean most druid level to ...

Here's what the SRD says for Cat, Big Starting statistics: Size Medium; Speed 40 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6), 2 claws (1d4); Ability Scores Str 13, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 15, ...

There seems to be very little in the PHB about how a Beastmaster Ranger is supposed to acquire his animal companion. Initially we have: Choose a beast that is no larger than Medium and that has ...

As the only requirements for gaining the lich template are a caster level of 11 and the Craft Wondrous Item feat, our entire party (all of whom are classes that get at least 6th level spells) has been ...

Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire is described as a trading opportunity for Adventurers League players. It is also reported that there are opportunities to buy other consumable items but also “companions”: ...

By RAW, the Beast Master Ranger can command their companion to move with no action and to Attack or take other actions by using their own action. What about reactions, such as opportunity attacks, and ...

Does the animal companion's Share Spells feature allow a druid/ranger who has fast healing to share it with their animal companion?

There are many ways to create new creatures in D&D 5e, one of which is animate objects which gives the player full control of the creatures when he/she uses a bonus action: As a bonus action, ...

In our last session Diana, the party's ranger ordered her cougar companion to perform a task on its own (completely related to the companion's trainings). The first one was completely safe in terms ...

As the title states, the Brontotherium animal companion listing is missing something from its stat block. It states in its special abilities from 7th level advancement that it gets powerful charge (...

I play the role of a cleric in a game that also has a ranger. This ranger happens to have a wolf as a companion. It happened a couple of time that the wolf fell to 0 hp and was declare dead by the DM. ...

It's my first time DMing and my naive friend was asking to get a dragon as his beast companion. I immediately shut him down and redirected him to the proper place in the PHB to find CR 1/4 beasts. ...

Is there an option that allows a multiclass druid/summoner to combine his animal companion and his eidolon into one creature?

There are some question arising from my animal companion. We are using the Unearthed Arcana version of the ranger and I chose the beast master. I have this wolf and I can ride it because I’m small (I’...

The UA Ranger animal companion feature says any beast of roughly CR 1/4 can be a companion (size medium or below, 15 or less HP and deals 8 damage a turn). The giant owl is large with 19 HP and ...

I'm making a Lion Shaman Druid and was interested in picking up a Dragonne as my Monstrous Companion at higher levels. A Dragonne is a 9 HD / CR 7 magical beast. What is its effective Cohort level? I'...

If a Ranger's Animal Companion independently attacks a target that the Ranger is not also attacking, how do you resolve its success and damage? I am assuming that Animal Companions don't have moves ...

My character, affected by the Death Curse, has a pet donkey he is really fond of and brings with him everywhere (protecting it from harm). Is the donkey (or any animal companion that partakes in ...

One of the effects of the Druidcraft cantrip is the following : You instantly make a flower blossom, a seed pod open, or a leaf bud bloom. I am wondering whether you could use that effect to ...

What would happen if a ranger were to (willingly or unwillingly) turn a druid into their Ranger Companion?

A recent question asked if a Druid could have a Shark for an animal companion on land, to which SevenSidedDie responded: If you can somehow overcome its suffocation problem and its flopping-around-...

So, I'm experiencing some confusion which is likely a result of a lack of original sources for the feats and features involved. Level 11 Paladin Divine Bond chosen to be a mount. At level 11, Paladin'...

I'm creating a revised beast master ranger and decided to get a pet panther. Since my pet gains ASIs whenever I do and we're using the optional feats rule, then can my pet get feats instead of ASIs ...

I'm a first time player of D&D and have started the starter set's campaign with a group of friends that also wanted to play the game. For the character I was intrigued by the idea of a ranger ...

In Unearthed Arcana, Revised Ranger it has a section in the beast conclave archetype that tells you to pick two skills for your animal companion to be proficient in. Your animal companion gains ...

Let's assume a lvl 9 druid casts Awaken on its Animal Companion. As explained by rules : Most pointedly, awakened animals can no longer serve as companions, and the character must follow the rules ...

I have hitherto just sort of assumed that an animal companion generally tries to stay near its master unless given commands or presented with strange situations. I may be wrong about this premise, but ...

I'm interested in the Bodyguard archetype for my animal companion. Although I'm not high level enough for now, I want a few clarifications on the Greater Tenacity ability, and above all on the ...

If there is a ranger or a druid or something that has an animal companion/familiar/equivalent, and a player tries to attempt an Handle Animal check to get it to do what they want, would it be an ...

A Ranger (level 3 Neutral Good Human) in my 5e campaign commanded his panther companion to follow him into a city. I was surprised that the player made this choice since I had assumed the companion ...

My group's ranger picked up the Unearthed Arcana for the Ranger class but I have felt it to be weak and have since investigated the document. Your animal companion has abilities and game ...

I'm starting a new campaign. One player is a druid. I allowed him to have a pseudodragon as his permanent companion. Any tips on putting it on a character sheet and making this a viable character?

Our group goat mascot / animal companion could use some additional natural attack forms for additional damage types right now (and definitely by 9th level when it gets Multiattack). He only has a ...

Would a Goat with a Gore attack be considered armed for the purposes of the rules outlined by this feat? If it was somehow unable to attack with a Gore and tried to Bite would it need Improved Unarmed ...

In relation to this question here, can someone use Animal Friendship spell to first calm a beast, then use their Animal Handling skill to then command it? According to the description of Animal ...

If you have an animal Companion that has poison, such as a Fleshraker Dinosaur, is it possible to "milk" these (As one would with a poisonous snake) to obtain their poison, and apply said poison to ...

The Beastmaster Prestige Class has the following class feature. Animal Companion (Ex): A beastmaster gains the service of a loyal animal companion. See the druid class feature, pages 35-36 of the ...

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