With several classes to choose from in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, you’re probably wondering how you can add furry and scaly friends to your roster. Well, here’s our Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous guide to help you get mounts and animal companions.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous – How to get mounts and animal companions
Take a look at your class in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous if you want to get mounts and animal companions. Some archetypes allow you to have animal companions already at class rank 1. However, a select few might unlock that feature later (i.e., the Standard Bearer Cavalier gets a horse animal companion at class rank 5).
- Barbarian – Mad Dog.
- Cavalier – All archetypes except Disciple of the Pike and Standard Bearer.
- Druid – Drovier, Primal Druid, and Feyspeaker (Nature’s Bond).
- Hunter – All archetypes except Forester.
- Inquisitor – Sacred Huntsmaster.
- Magus – Arcane Rider.
- Monk – Sohei.
- Sorcerer – Sylvan Sorcerer.
Animal companion choices
After selecting a class, go ahead and choose from the available animal companions. What you’ll want to look at are the types of attacks that they’ll use, as well as their size.
For instance, the triceratops, bear, and mastodon are considered medium-sized animal companions, and they can be placed on your frontlines since they’re beefier. Alternatively, you could just pick the leopard because that’s a cat, and cats are awesome!
What about mounts?
Remember what I said about the animal’s size? Well, the creature’s size could increase at either level 4 or level 7. You should be able to use the animal companion as a mount (the skill would appear in your action bar) once the animal reaches large size. The only exception is the horse since it’s considered large by default, making it a viable mount from the get-go.
Animal companions and mounts vs. familiars and summons in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Animal companions and mounts in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous have their own portraits on the party panel. They can be manually controlled to attack foes. Likewise, you may assign abilities, skills, and feats when they level up. Conversely, familiars (i.e., those obtained by the Wizard) are creatures that appear on the map, but they mostly just provide bonuses for skill checks. Lastly, summons tend to be temporary and have limited spell uses each day.
Don’t forget that you can retrain/respec your characters to try other options. You can have someone get a familiar as a Wizard, a summoning spell as a Bard, and an animal companion/mount as a Cavalier. You can see an example in the image below:
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is available via Steam.