Archives of Nethys

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Monstrous Companions

Description Source: Inner Sea Combat
Fantastical mounts are not uncommon in the Inner Sea region, rife as it is with magic and the extraordinary. The Monstrous Mount Choices section below details monsters that are ridden primarily by cavaliers, rangers, and paladins. Taking on a monstrous mount requires a feat, but otherwise uses the rules for the animal companion class feature. Unlocking the most useful abilities and powerful attacks of a monstrous mount requires a second feat.

Griffon

Source Inner Sea Combat pg. 14
Monster Entry Link
Prerequisites Diplomacy, Intimidate, or Handle Animal 5 ranks; Ride 5 ranks
Starting Statistics: Size Large; Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (average; unable to carry a rider while flying); AC +4 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str 16, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 5, Wis 13, Cha 8; Special Qualities darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Languages Common (cannot speak).

7th-Level Advancement: Speed 40 ft., fly 80 ft. (average; unable to carry a ride while flying); AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6), 2 talons (1d6); Ability Scores Str +2, Con +2; Special Attacks pounce, rake (1d6).

Mastery (7th Level) The griffon can carry a rider while flying, but reduces its fly speed by half while doing so.