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How do you get Pets in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous?

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

Pets in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous are one of the many mechanics that players might have questions about. Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous is the newest entry in a CRPG series that began with Kingmaker. Continuing from the same storylines, but with tons of new flair, Wrath gives you a much more challenging adventure. Owlcat Games has made a pretty faithful and tightly customizable D&D experience.

The ability to alter characters and party composition is very important, but what about other forms of less obvious customization? Players might want a furry little friend after all. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous does have a pet system, so that’s good news. There are a few restrictions to keep in mind though, and we’ll talk about those in this guide.

In some editions of D&D, you had to have certain class features to get pets or companions. Some DMs were pretty flexible and would allow players to have non-combat pets though. The idea of having a helping hand to fight off enemies is always appealing, but can be pretty unhealthy for game balance. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous allows many different classes to unlock companions as a class feature at a certain level. Some classes get them sooner than others. For example, the Standard Bearer Cavalier gets a horse animal companion at class rank 5. Barbarian, Magus, Monk and so many more classes have this option.

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What are the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Pets?

Through various quests, and even from vendors, you can unlock a bunch of different options. Here are the current crop of pets in the RPG.

  • Bear
  • Black Horse
  • Horse 
  • Blue Triceratops
  • Boar
  • Giant Centipede
  • Elk
  • Dog
  • Leopard
  • Mastodon
  • Monitor
  • Lizard
  • Smilodon
  • Triceratops
  • Velociraptor
  • Wolf

When you have a pet, there are a couple of things to be aware of. Animal companions level up alongside the party, but they can’t always be used as a full combat partner. That doesn’t mean they’re completely useless, though, as they do gain special abilities. You can expect each type of pet to have a couple of unique abilities as you level up. You can use their skills as clutch actions to enhance yourself and your team, or get you out of a jam.

The biggest change is that some pets can be used as mounts when they hit a certain level. Some animals work better than others. Having a fast animal friend carry you around can help speed up travel times, a big help in CRPGs.

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