Beast Summoner (Summoner/Druid)

The summoner invokes images of strange or occasionally grotesque creatures appearing from nothingness to answer the call of their master. While this is the path of most summoners, some walk a different path, one that focuses on the natural world and the creatures that live within it. These beast summoners call forth creatures that resemble animals of the natural world–bears, wolves, eagles, lions–but gain evolutions like other eidolons. They also possess a weaker bond with their eidolon than other summons, and in turn gain abilities that allow them to traverse the wilds of the world without being hampered. As they increase in power, beast summoners gain greater control over their bestial eidolon, allowing them to separate it into two or more smaller and less powerful versions of his eidolon. Although most summoners view them as aberrations of their art, the beast summoner basks in the energies that flow from the natural world around him. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Summoner.

Secondary Class: Druid.

Alignment: Any neutral.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The beast summoner may select three druid skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal summoner class skills. The pack master gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The beast summoner is proficient with all simple weapons, and with all natural attacks (claw, bite, and so forth) of any form they assume with wild shape (see below). The beast summoner is also proficient with light armor, but is prohibited from wearing metal armor; thus, they may wear only padded or leather armor. The beast summoner is not proficient with shields.

Spellcasting: A beast summoner casts arcane spells which are drawn from the summoner spell list, but removes all spells with the word “monster” or “person” in its name from that list, including all summon monster spells. The beast summoner adds the following druid spells at the indicated spell levels to his list: 0th level—create water; 1st level—call animal, calm animals, charm animals, detect animals or plants, entangle, goodberry, hide from animals, magic fang, speak with animals, summon minor ally, summon nature’s ally I; 2nd level—animal aspect, animal messenger, animal trance, delay poison, hold animal, reduce animal, summon monster II, wood shape; 3rd level—animal aspect (greater), anthropomorphic animal, diminish plants, dominate animal, neutralize poison, plant growth, speak with plants, summon monster IV; 4th level—antiplant shell