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Beastmaster

BeastmasterBeastmasters are warriors of the wilds that have forged close bonds with trusted animal companions. They focus their tactics on fighting alongside their companion animals as a formidable team of two. Though truly fearsome in battle, the beastmaster can be quite gentle when dealing with creatures of the wild. A beastmaster typically travels with one or more animal companions who show incredible loyalty to their humanoid friend. Though a beastmaster prefers to spend time in the wild with his animal companion, he is not averse to venturing into civilized lands when the need arises. As long as animals may be found where he travels, the beastmaster will feel at home.

Role: Beastmasters can adapt their tactics to many kinds of opponents, and cherish their highly trained animal companions. As a team, the hunter and her companion can react to danger with incredible speed, making them excellent scouts, explorers, and saboteurs.

Alignment: Any

Hit Die: d10

Starting Wealth: 3d6 × 10 gil (average 105 gil.) In addition, each character begins play with an outfit worth 10 gil or less.

Class Skills
The beastmaster’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Acrobatics (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Stealth (Dex), Survival (Wis), and Swim (Str).

Skill Points Per Level: 4 + Int modifier

Beastmaster Main Ability Scores:
The beastmaster mainly focuses on STR/DEX for martial combat and WIS for his class features.

Table: Beastmaster

LevelBase Attack BonusFort SaveRef SaveWill SaveSpecial
TypeFullGoodGoodBad
1st+1+2+2+0Animal Companion, Animal Focus, Nature Sense, Wild Empathy, Limit Breaks
2nd+2+3+3+0Empathic Link, Flanking Companion, Beastmaster Tricks
3rd+3+3+3+1Beastmaster Tactics, Teamwork Feat
4th+4+4+4+1Alertness, Track, Beastmaster Tricks
5th+5+4+4+1Woodland Stride, Natural Savagery (+1)
6th+6/+1+5+5+2Speak with Animals, Beastmaster Tricks, Teamwork Feat
7th+7/+2+5+5+2Second Animal Focus, Trackless Step, Bonus Trick
8th+8/+3+6+6+2Quarry, Scent, Beastmaster Tricks, Natural Savagery (+2)
9th+9/+4+6+6+3Improved Empathic Link, Teamwork Feat
10th+10/+5+7+7+3Beast Shape, Beastmaster Tricks, Raise Animal Compaion
11th+11/+6/+1+7+7+3Swift Tracker, Natural Savagery (+3)
12th+12/+7/+2+8+8+4Beastmaster Tricks, Teamwork Feat
13th+13/+8/+3+8+8+4Third Animal Focus, Bonus Trick
14th+14/+9/+4+9+9+4Greater Empathic Link, Beastmaster Tricks, Natural Savagery (+4)
15th+15/+10/+5+9+9+5Improved Quarry, Teamwork Feat
16th+16/+11/+6/+1+10+10+5One with the Wild, Beastmaster Tricks
17th+17/+12/+7/+2+10+10+5Master of the Pack, Natural Savagery (+5)
18th+18/+13/+8/+3+11+11+6Beastmaster Tricks, Teamwork Feat
19th+19/+14/+9/+4+11+11+6Master Hunter, Bonus Trick
20th+20/+15/+10/+5+12+12+6Mastery of Beasts, Beastmaster Tricks, Natural Savagery (+6)

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the beastmaster.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

A beastmaster is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, including whips and scorpion whips. A beastmaster is also proficient with light and medium armor but not with any shields.

Limit Breaks (Su)

At 1st level, the beastmaster receives the Limit Breaks (Bestial Defense and Bestial Fury).

Bestial Defense (Su): This Limit Break throws the beastmaster and his animal companions to go into a bestial defense. For the duration of 1 round + 1 round per four beastmaster levels after 1st, the beastmaster and his animal companion are granted a +2 dodge bonus to AC and damage reduction of 2/- plus an additional 2 per four beastmaster levels after 1st. This limit break requires only a swift action.

Bestial Fury (Su): This Limit Break causes the beastmaster and his animal companions to go into a bestial fury. For the duration of 1 round + 1 round per four beastmaster levels after 1st, the beastmaster and his companion are granted a +2 circumstance bonus to Strength and Constitution plus an additional +2 circumstance bonus to Strength and Constitution per four beastmaster levels after 1st. In addition, the beastmaster and his companion are also granted an extra attack at their highest base attack bonus if they make a full attack. This limit break requires only a swift action.

Animal Companion (Ex)

A beastmaster may begin play with any of the animals listed here: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/druid/animal-companions#TOC-Animal-Choices or https://www.finalfantasyd20.com/classes/core-classes/beastmaster/animal-companions/. This animal is a loyal companion that accompanies the beastmaster on his adventures. (Details on how animal companions work can found be here: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/druid/animal-companions)

Unlike normal animals of its kind, an animal companion’s Hit Dice, abilities, skills, and feats advance as the beastmaster advances in level. If a character receives an animal companion from more than one source, his effective beastmaster levels stack for the purposes of determining the statistics and abilities of the companion. Most animal companions increase in size when their beastmaster reaches 4th or 7th level, depending on the companion. If a beastmaster releases his companion from service, he may gain a new one by performing a ceremony requiring 24 uninterrupted hours of prayer in the environment where the new companion typically lives. This ceremony can also replace an animal companion that has perished.

Table: Animal Companion Base Statistics

Class LevelHDBABFortRefWillSkillsFeatsNatural
Armor Bonus
Str/Dex BonusBonus TricksSpecial
1st1+1+2+2+011+0+01Link, Shared Saves
2nd2+2+3+3+021+0+01
3rd3+3+3+3+132+2+12Evasion
4th3+3+3+3+132+2+12
5th4+4+4+4+142+2+12Ability score increase
6th5+5+4+4+153+4+23Devotion
7th6+6+5+5+263+4+23
8th6+6+5+5+263+4+23
9th7+7+5+5+274+6+34Multiattack
10th8+8+6+6+284+6+34Ability score increase
11th9+9+6+6+395+6+34
12th9+9+6+6+395+8+45
13th10+10+7+7+3105+8+45
14th11+11+7+7+3116+8+45
15th12+12+8+8+4126+10+56Ability score increase, Improved Evasion
16th12+12+8+8+4126+10+56
17th13+13+8+8+4137+10+56
18th14+14+9+9+4147+12+67Blood Bond
19th15+15+9+9+5158+12+67
20th15+15+9+9+5158+12+67

Class Level: The character’s beastmaster level. The beastmaster’s class levels stack with levels of any other classes that are entitled to an animal companion for the purpose of determining the companion’s statistics.

HD: This is the total number of ten-sided (d10) Hit Dice the animal companion possesses, each of which gains a Constitution modifier, as normal. A beastmaster’s animal companion is stronger than most animals.

BAB: This is the animal companion’s base attack bonus. Animal companions do not gain additional attacks using their natural weapons for a high base attack bonus.

Fort/Ref/Will: These are the animal companion’s base saving throw bonuses. An animal companion has good Fortitude and Reflex saves.

Skills: This lists the total skill ranks for the animal companion. Animal companions can assign skill ranks to any skill listed below. If an animal companion increases its Intelligence to 10 or higher, it gains bonus skill ranks as normal. Animal companions with an Intelligence of 3 or higher can purchase ranks in any skill. An animal companion cannot have more ranks in a skill than it has Hit Dice.

Animal companions can have ranks in any of the following skills:

Acrobatics* (Dex), Climb* (Str), Escape Artist (Dex), Fly* (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Perception* (Wis), Stealth* (Dex), Survival (Wis), and Swim* (Str).

All of the skills marked with an (*) are class skills for animal companions. Animal companions with an Intelligence of 3 or higher can put ranks into any skill.

Feats: This is the total number of feats possessed by an animal companion. Animal companions should select their feats from those listed below. Animal companions can select other feats, although they are unable to utilize some feats (such as Martial Weapon Proficiency).

Animal companions can select from the following feats:

Acrobatic, Agile Maneuvers, Armor Proficiency (light, medium, and heavy), Athletic, Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Diehard, Dodge, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armor, Improved Natural Attack, Improved Overrun, Intimidating Prowess, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Power Attack, Run, Skill Focus, Spring Attack, Stealthy, Toughness, Weapon Finesse, and Weapon Focus.

Animal companions with an Intelligence of 3 or higher can select any feat they are physically capable of using. GMs might expand this list to include feats from other sources.

  • Natural Armor Bonus: The number noted here is an improvement to the animal companion’s existing natural armor bonus.
  • Str/Dex Bonus: Add this value to the animal companion’s Strength and Dexterity scores.
  • Bonus Tricks: The value given in this column is the total number of “bonus” tricks that the animal knows in addition to any that the beastmaster might choose to teach it (see the Handle Animal skill). These bonus tricks don’t require any training time or Handle Animal checks, and they don’t count against the normal limit of tricks known by the animal. The beastmaster selects these bonus tricks, and once selected, they can’t be changed.
  • Link (Ex): A beastmaster can handle his companion as a free action, or push it as a move action, even if he doesn’t have any ranks in the Handle Animal skill. The beastmaster gains a +4 competence bonus on all wild empathy checks and Handle Animal checks made regarding the animal companion.
  • Shared Saves (Ex): While the animal companion is within 30 feet of its master, it uses the best saves from either the master or itself, when making saving throws.
  • Evasion (Ex): If the animal companion is subjected to an attack that normally allows a Reflex saving throw for half damage, it takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw.
  • Devotion (Ex): The animal companion gains a +4 morale bonus on Will saves against enfeebling spells and effects.
  • Ability Score Increase (Ex): The animal companion adds +1 to any one of its ability scores.
  • Multiattack: The animal companion gains Multiattack as a bonus feat if it has three or more natural attacks and does not already have this feat. If it does not have the requisite three or more attacks, the companion instead gains a second attack with its primary natural weapon, albeit at a –5 penalty.
  • Improved Evasion (Ex): When subjected to an attack that normally allows a Reflex saving throw for half damage, the animal companion takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw and half damage if the saving throw fails.
  • Blood Bond (Ex): After a beastmaster has achieved 18th level, the bond between him and his companion grows so strong that the companion gains a +2 bonus on all attack rolls, checks and saves if it witnesses the beastmaster being threatened or harmed. This bonus lasts as long as the threat is immediate and apparent.

The ambusherbullydaredevil, precocious companion, trackerverdant companion, and wrecker archetypes are all particularly appropriate for the beastmaster’s animal companion. These archetypes replace shared saves, if applicable, instead of shared spells.

Wild Empathy (Ex)

A beastmaster can use body language, vocalizations and demeanor to improve the attitude of any creature of the animal, magical beast or vermin types. This ability functions just like a Diplomacy check made to improve a humanoid’s attitude towards a character. Typically, domesticated creatures have a starting attitude of indifferent and wild creatures begin as unfriendly. Magical beasts may only be influenced by a beastmaster’s wild empathy if the creature’s Intelligence score is 5 or less, and the beastmaster suffers a –4 penalty on any attempts to do so. The beastmaster rolls 1d20 + his beastmaster level + his Charisma modifier to determine the wild empathy check result.

To use wild empathy, the beastmaster and the creature must be able to study each other, which mean they must be within 30 feet of one another. A standard attempt to make a wild empathy check requires 1 minute, but as with influencing people, circumstances may require that the process take more or less time.

Animal Focus (Su)

At 1st level, a beastmaster can take on the aspect of an animal as a swift action. He must select one type of animal to emulate, gaining a bonus or special ability based on the type of animal emulated and his beastmaster level. The beastmaster can use this ability for a number of minutes per day equal to his beastmaster level. This duration does not need to be consecutive, but must be spent in 1-minute increments. The beastmaster can emulate only one animal at a time.

The beastmaster can also apply one of these aspects to his animal companion. Unlike with the beastmaster himself, there is no duration on the animal aspect applied to his animal companion. An aspect applied in this way does not count against the beastmaster’s minutes of duration per day—it remains in effect until the beastmaster changes it. The companion’s aspect can be the same aspect the beastmaster has taken on or a different one. The beastmaster can select or change the animal foci on both himself and his animal companion as part of the same swift action.

If the beastmaster’s animal companion is dead, the beastmaster can apply his companion’s animal focus to himself instead of his animal companion. This is in addition to the normal one he can choose, and (as with a companion’s focus) remains in effect until the beastmaster changes it instead of counting against his minutes per day.

At 20th level, each day when the beastmaster rests, he chooses one animal focus to be active on himself for the entire day. This focus is in addition to using his animal focus class ability (including the additional focus ability he is able to use on himself if his animal companion is dead).

  • Bat: The creature gains darkvision to a range of 60 feet. At 8th level, the range increases by 30 feet. At 15th level, the creature also gains blindsense to a range of 10 feet.

  • Bear: The creature gains a +2 morale bonus to Constitution. This bonus increases to +4 at 8th level and +6 at 15th level.

  • Bull: The creature gains a +2 morale bonus to Strength. This bonus increases to +4 at 8th level and +6 at 15th level.

  • Chocobo: The creature gains a 5-foot morale bonus to its base land speed. This bonus increases to 10 feet at 8th level and 20 feet at 15th level.

  • Falcon: The creature gains a +4 competence bonus on Perception checks. This bonus increases to +6 at 8th level and +8 at 15th level.

  • Frog: The creature gains a +4 competence bonus on Swim checks and on Acrobatics checks to jump. These bonuses increase to +6 at 8th level and +8 at 15th level.

  • Monkey: The creature gains a +4 competence bonus on Climb checks. This bonus increases to +6 at 8th level and +8 at 15th level.

  • Mouse: The creature gains evasion, as the thief class feature. At 12th level, this increases to improved evasion, as the thief advanced talent.

  • Owl: The creature gains a +4 competence bonus on Stealth checks. This bonus increases to +6 at 8th level and +8 at 15th level.

  • Snake: The creature gains a +2 bonus on attack rolls when making attacks of opportunity and a +2 dodge bonus to AC against attacks of opportunity. These bonuses increase to +4 at 8th level and +6 at 15th level.

  • Tiger: The creature gains a +2 morale bonus to Dexterity. This bonus increases to +4 at 8th level and +6 at 15th level.

  • Wolf: The creature gains Improved Trip feat. At 12th level, the creature also gains Greater Trip feat.

Nature Sense (Ex)

Also, at 1st level, a beastmaster gains a +2 bonus on Knowledge (nature) and Survival checks.

Flanking Companion (Ex)

At 2nd level, a beastmaster chooses either Back to Back or Outflank as a bonus feat. He does not need to meet the prerequisites for this feat. He automatically grants this feat to his animal companion as well.

At 2nd level, the beastmaster forms an empathic link with his companion out to a distance of up to 1 mile. At 6th level, the beastmaster extends his link to include not only his companion but also any animals he has befriended. The link allows the beastmaster and the animals to communicate their general emotional state (fear, hunger, happiness, curiosity) to one another. Note that the Intelligence of animals may limit what the creatures can communicate or understand.

Beastmaster Tricks (Ex)

A beastmaster learns the use of beastmaster tricks, which typically grant a boon or bonus to the beastmaster, his animal companion, or a nearby ally. At 2nd level, the beastmaster learns one trick, selected from the list below. At 4th level, and every two levels thereafter, he learns another trick. A beastmaster can use these tricks a total number of times per day equal to half his beastmaster level + his Wisdom modifier. Tricks are usually swift actions, but sometimes move or free actions that modify a standard action, usually an attack action. Once a trick is chosen, it can’t be retrained. A beastmaster cannot select an individual trick more than once. The following is a list of beastmaster tricks and their effects.

Beastmaster Tactics (Ex)

At 3rd level, the beastmaster automatically grants his teamwork feats to his animal companion. The companion doesn’t need to meet the prerequisites of these teamwork feats.

Teamwork Feat

At 3rd level and every three beastmaster levels thereafter, the beastmaster gains a bonus teamwork feat. The beastmaster must meet the prerequisites of the selected bonus teamwork feat.

As a standard action, the beastmaster can choose to learn a new bonus teamwork feat in place of the most recent bonus teamwork feat he has already learned. In effect, the beastmaster loses the bonus feat in exchange for the new one. He can change only the most recent teamwork feat gained, and must meet the prerequisites for the newly selected feat. A beastmaster can change his most recent teamwork feat a number of times per day equal to his Charisma modifier (minimum 1). Whenever he gains a new teamwork feat, his previous teamwork feats become permanent.

Alertness

A beastmaster’s senses grow keen as he learns some of the tricks of the animal kingdom. Accordingly, he gains Alertness as a bonus feat at 4th level.

Track (Ex)

At 4th level, a beastmaster adds half his beastmaster level to Survival skill checks made to follow or identify tracks.

Woodland Stride (Ex)

Starting at 5th level, a beastmaster may move through any sort of undergrowth (such as natural thorns, briars, overgrown areas, and similar terrain) at his normal speed and without taking damage or suffering any other impairment. Thorns, briars, and overgrown areas that have been magically manipulated to impede motion, however, still affect him.

Natural Savagery (Ex)

Also, at 5th level, a beastmaster’s animal companion becomes more proficient and deadlier with their natural weapons. The animal companion gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls with natural weapons, plus an additional +1 per three beastmaster levels after 5th.

Speak with Animals (Su)

At 6th level, the beastmaster may comprehend and communicate at will with all animals, magical beasts and vermin.

Trackless Step (Ex)

At 7th level, a beastmaster leaves no trail in natural surroundings and cannot be tracked. He may choose to leave a trail if so desired.

Second Animal Focus (Su)

At 7th level, whenever a beastmaster uses his animal focus ability, he selects two different animal aspects for himself instead of one, and can assign two aspects to his companion instead of one. As with the companion’s previous aspect, the second one does not count against the minutes per day a beastmaster can take on an aspect.

If the beastmaster’s animal companion is dead and the beastmaster has applied the companion’s animal aspect to himself, that aspect does not count toward his maximum of two aspects at once. The beastmaster can still apply only one of his dead companion’s aspects to himself, not both.

Bonus Trick (Ex)

At 7th level and every six beastmaster levels thereafter, a beastmaster’s animal companion learns a bonus trick.

Scent (Ex)

At 8th level, a beastmaster gains the scent ability. This ability allows the beastmaster to detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and track by sense of smell. A beastmaster can identify familiar odors just as humes do familiar sights. The beastmaster can detect opponents within 30 feet by sense of smell. If the opponent is upwind, the range increases to 60 feet; if downwind, it drops to 15 feet. Strong scents, such as smoke or rotting garbage, can be detected at twice the ranges noted above. When the beastmaster detects a scent, the exact location of the source is not revealed—only its presence somewhere within range. The beastmaster can take a move action to note the direction of the scent. Whenever a beastmaster comes within 5 feet of the source, the beastmaster pinpoints the source’s location.

Quarry (Ex)

At 8th level, a beastmaster can, as a standard action, denote one target within his line of sight as his quarry. Whenever he is following the tracks of his quarry, a beastmaster can take 10 on his Survival skill checks while moving at normal speed, without penalty. In addition, he receives a +2 insight bonus on attack rolls made against his quarry, and all critical threats are automatically confirmed. A beastmaster can have no more than one quarry at a time. He can dismiss this effect at any time as a free action, but he cannot select a new quarry for 24 hours. If the beastmaster sees proof that his quarry is dead, he can select a new quarry after waiting 1 hour.

At 9th level, the beastmaster gains an improved empathic link with his animal companion. The beastmaster can see through a companion’s eyes as a swift action, maintaining this connection as long as he likes (as long as the companion is within 1 mile) and ending it as a free action. The beastmaster is blinded while maintaining this connection.

Beast Shape (Su)

At 10th level, the beastmaster gains the ability to turn himself into the same form as his animal companion at will. The beastmaster gains all the natural attacks of his animal companion. If the beastmaster has better natural attacks, he uses the higher of the natural attacks. The beastmaster loses his ability to speak while in animal form because he is limited to the sounds that a normal, untrained animal can make, but he can communicate normally with other animals of the same general grouping as his new form. Changing form (to animal or back) is a standard action and doesn’t provoke an attack of opportunity.

  • If the form the beastmaster assumes has any of the following abilities, he gains the listed ability: climb 60 feet, fly 60 feet (good maneuverability), swim 60 feet, darkvision 60 feet, low-light vision, scent, grab, pounce, and trip.
  • Medium animal: If the form he takes is that of a Medium animal, he gains a +2 size bonus to his Strength and a +2 natural armor bonus.
  • Large animal: If the form he takes is that of a Large animal, he gains a +4 size bonus to his Strength, a –2 penalty to his Dexterity, and a +4 natural armor bonus.

Raise Animal Companion (Sp)

At 10th level, once per day, a beastmaster gains raise as a spell-like ability, which only can be used on an animal companion; this is not restricted to raising only his own animal companion. Using this spell-like ability gives the beastmaster a permanent negative level. This negative level cannot be overcome in any way (including by restora or restoraga), but automatically ends after 24 hours. At 16th level, this functions as arise instead (that can still only be used on animal companions) of raise, but otherwise functions as normal.

Swift Tracker (Ex)

Beginning at 11th level, a beastmaster can move at his normal speed while using Survival to follow tracks without taking the normal –5 penalty. He takes only a –10 penalty (instead of the normal –20) when moving at up to twice normal speed while tracking.

Third Animal Focus (Su)

At 13th level, whenever a beastmaster uses his animal focus ability, he selects three different animal aspects for himself instead of two, and can assign three aspects to his companion instead of two. As with the companion’s previous aspect, the third one does not count against the minutes per day a beastmaster can take on an aspect.

If the beastmaster’s animal companion is dead and the beastmaster has applied the companion’s animal aspect to himself, that aspect does not count toward his maximum of three aspects at once. The beastmaster can still apply only one of his dead companion’s aspects to himself, not all three.

Greater Empathic Link (Su)

At 14th level, the range of the beastmaster’s empathic link with his animal companion increases to 10 miles. If the animal companion is within 1 mile, the beastmaster can communicate with it telepathically.

Improved Quarry (Ex)

At 15th level, the beastmaster’s ability to hunt his quarry improves. He can now select a quarry as a free action, and can now take 20 while using Survival to track his quarry, while moving at normal speed without penalty. His insight bonus to attack his quarry increases to +4. If his quarry is killed or dismissed, he can select a new one after 10 minutes have passed.

One with the Wild (Ex)

At 16th level, the beastmaster and his animal companion are respected or even feared by other animals, so long as the animals are approximately of the same type as any of the beastmaster’s current animal foci: bat for bats, tiger with felines, falcon for birds, snake for reptiles, and so on. No animal in this category (including dire varieties) willingly attacks the beastmaster or his companion unless magically compelled to or if the beastmaster or companion attacks it first.

The beastmaster and his companion can attempt to demoralize animals in the appropriate category as a swift action, rolling 1d20 and adding the beastmaster’s level and his Charisma modifier to determine the Intimidate check result.

Master of the Pack (Ex)

At 17th level, each day when a beastmaster rests for the day, he chooses one animal focus to be active on himself or his animal companion for the entire day (if his animal companion is dead, he instead chooses two animal foci to be active on himself for the entire day).

Master Hunter (Ex)

A beastmaster of 19th level becomes a master hunter. He can always move at full speed while using Survival to follow tracks without penalty.

Mastery of Beasts (Ex)

At 20th level, the beastmaster learns to control all manner of beasts. The beastmaster gains a second animal companion. His level is considered four lower for the purposes of his second animal companion. The beastmaster can use his animal focus feature to grant each animal companion a different animal aspect.

Favored Class Bonuses

Instead of receiving an additional skill rank or hit point whenever they gain a level in a favored class, some races have the option of choosing from a number of other bonuses, depending upon their favored classes. The following options are available to the listed race who have beastmaster as their favored class, and unless otherwise stated, the bonus applies each time you select the listed favored class reward.

  • Aegyl: Add +1 to an animal companion’s CMD when adjacent to the beastmaster. If the beastmaster ever replaces his animal companion, the new animal companion gains this bonus.
  • Bangaa: Add +1/2 on critical hit confirmation rolls for attacks made with unarmed strikes or natural weapons (maximum bonus of +4). This bonus does not stack with Critical Focus.
  • Burmecian: Add +1 to an animal companion’s CMD when adjacent to the beastmaster. If the beastmaster ever replaces his animal companion, the new animal companion gains this bonus.
  • Dwarf: Add +1 to an animal companion’s CMD when adjacent to the beastmaster. If the beastmaster ever replaces his animal companion, the new animal companion gains this bonus.
  • Elvaan: Add +1 to the beastmaster’s base speed. In combat this option has no effect unless the beastmaster has selected it five times (or another increment of five). This bonus stacks with the beastmaster’s movement increases.
  • Galka: Add +1 to an animal companion’s CMD when adjacent to the beastmaster. If the beastmaster ever replaces his animal companion, the new animal companion gains this bonus.
  • Garif: Add +1 to an animal companion’s CMD when adjacent to the beastmaster. If the beastmaster ever replaces his animal companion, the new animal companion gains this bonus.
  • Gria: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Guado: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Half-Breed: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Hume: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Immortal: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Ixal: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Kojin: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s aquatic animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his aquatic companion, the new aquatic companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Mandragora: Add +1/2 to the damage dealt by the beastmaster’s animal companion’s natural attacks.
  • Mithra: Add +2.5 feet to the distance the beastmaster can charge or run through rough terrain. This option has no effect unless the beastmaster has selected it twice possesses increments evenly divisible by 5); a distance of 12.5 feet is effectively the same as a distance of 10 feet, for example.
  • Moogle: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Moomba: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Orc: Add +1/2 to the damage dealt by the beastmaster’s animal companion’s natural attacks.
  • Quadav: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Roegadyn: Add +1/2 to the damage dealt by the beastmaster’s animal companion’s natural attacks.
  • Ronso: Add +1/2 on critical hit confirmation rolls for attacks made with unarmed strikes or natural weapons (maximum bonus of +4). This bonus does not stack with Critical Focus.
  • Sahagin: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s aquatic animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his aquatic companion, the new aquatic companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Seeq: Add +1 to an animal companion’s CMD when adjacent to the beastmaster. If the beastmaster ever replaces his animal companion, the new animal companion gains this bonus.
  • Tarutaru: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Vanu Vanu: Add +1 hit point or +1 skill rank to the beastmaster’s animal companion. If the beastmaster ever replaces his companion, the new companion gains these bonus hit points or skill ranks.
  • Varg: Add +1/2 to the damage dealt by the beastmaster’s animal companion’s natural attacks.
  • Viera: Add +1 to the beastmaster’s base speed. In combat this option has no effect unless the beastmaster has selected it five times (or another increment of five).

Archetypes

Beastmaster