An umbral pet’s abilities are determined in the same manner as a druid's animal companion. Table: Umbral Pet Base Statistics determines many of the base statistics of the umbral pet. They remain creatures of the animal type for purposes of determining which spells can affect them. An umbral pet otherwise functions as a druid’s animal companion, except for the following changes.
Umbral Pet Abilities
An umbral pet gains the following abilities, but otherwise functions like a normal animal companion.
Link (Ex): A mistborne guardian and his umbral pet share a mental link allows for communication across any distance (as long as they are on the same plane). This communication is a free action, allowing the mistborne guardian to give orders to his umbral pet at any time. In addition, as a standard action, an umbral pet can share a portion of its senses, allowing its master to hear and see what the umbral pet does. It can use this ability a number of rounds per day equal to the mistborne guardian’s level. There is no range to this effect, but the umbral pet and the mistborne guardian must be on the same plane. The mistborne guardian or umbral pet can end this effect as a free action. This replaces the animal companion’s link.
One Mind (Ex): An umbral pet’s mind is strongly linked to its master’s. Whenever a mistborne guardian is subject to a mind-affecting effect or condition, the umbral pet is likewise affected. However, if the umbral pet is first subject to such an effect, the mistborne guardian remains unaffected. This ability replaces share spells.
Shared Tricks (Ex): The mistborne guardian may use any ninja trick he knows on his umbral pet instead of on himself. A mistborne guardian may use tricks on his umbral pet even if the trick does not affect creatures of the pet’s type (animal).
Cloak of Mists (Ex): An umbral pet gains a +2 bonus on all Perception and Survival checks. In addition, it gains a +2 bonus to Stealth checks made in areas of dim or no light. These bonuses increase to +4 at 11th level.
Vanish (Su): As a swift action, the umbral pet can disappear for 1 round per level of the mistborne guardian, as the invisibility spell. These rounds do not need to be consecutive.
Table: Umbral Pet Construct Base Statistics