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cshadow133
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Old November 6th, 2019, 10:07 AM
Combining the Animal Companion and Arcane Familiar in the prestige class of Arcane Hierophant. The Companofam (nice combo huh?) is a little off when i use this. I am wondering if there ever was a solution to it? I did some searching and found some posts speaking about it from Sendric and a few others, but unsure if there was a solution that works later in the game files, like now.

When take the PrC, I cannot seem to release my arcane familiar and my animal companion does get some of the benefits, but not all. It is missing the feat Alertness (the arcane familiar gets it), the Int seems to be a few levels behind (5th level Druid, 3rd level Wizard, 2nd level Arcane Hierophant). So the Familiar traits should be based off of a 5th level Wizard, but the Int is only 6 (instead of 8) and isn't showing all of the qualities that a familiar will have. The qualities I don't mind about, it is the Int mainly.

Anyone else have this problem? I also created a level 1 wizard and added a Hawk as the familiar, and the hawks Int is 10. Could there be something I am missing in setting it as the familiar? I am adding it through the Wizard tab.

Shadow
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Old November 8th, 2019, 06:21 AM
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Combining the Animal Companion and Arcane Familiar in the prestige class of Arcane Hierophant. The Companofam (nice combo huh?) is a little off when i use this. I am wondering if there ever was a solution to it? I did some searching and found some posts speaking about it from Sendric and a few others, but unsure if there was a solution that works later in the game files, like now.

When take the PrC, I cannot seem to release my arcane familiar and my animal companion does get some of the benefits, but not all. It is missing the feat Alertness (the arcane familiar gets it), the Int seems to be a few levels behind (5th level Druid, 3rd level Wizard, 2nd level Arcane Hierophant). So the Familiar traits should be based off of a 5th level Wizard, but the Int is only 6 (instead of 8) and isn't showing all of the qualities that a familiar will have. The qualities I don't mind about, it is the Int mainly.

Anyone else have this problem? I also created a level 1 wizard and added a Hawk as the familiar, and the hawks Int is 10. Could there be something I am missing in setting it as the familiar? I am adding it through the Wizard tab.

Shadow
Hi Shadow,

Thanks for reporting this. I don't really know how to make it so users can release their familiar after taking levels of Arcane Hierophant so the only solution I can offer here is to remove those two levels of AH, release the familiar, then re-add them. I tried this and came across a crash so you will probably want to save the portfolio after releasing the familiar and before adding the levels back just to be safe.

When I created my own character based on your description, I see my Companion Familiar does indeed have the Alertness feat. I am, however, able to reproduce the problem with the INT score. I'll see what I can do to resolve that.

Update: OK, I figured out the problem here. When I created this script, I was looking for the Hero.Arcane tag to exist on the hero before making the adjustment for INT. That tag now appears to get applied to the hero much later than it used to. Not sure why, but I've changed this to look for a different tag (CompAvail.cArcFamil). This should now work properly.

Please note that the familiar of a 5th level wizard has an INT score of 8. This will be fixed for the next release, but in the meantime, you can either make the aforementioned change or use an adjustment to fix your companion's INT score.

Last edited by Sendric; November 8th, 2019 at 06:45 AM.
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