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Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« on: May 10, 2010, 07:19:32 AM »
Exactly what the topic says; I have a fleshraker AC and would like help with her feats. I have 3 extra to choose for her.

Party comp includes: chain fighter (w/15ft reach), soulknife tank, cleric/warpriest, very mobile healbot, shadowdancer rogue striker, and my druid. I have the Companion Spellbond feat, so she will usually be quite well buffed.

I really don't like the PA/Leap Attack route as at the level we are it will make her ineffective at hitting anything important, and she can already maul goons just fine. I have no access to Bo9S or anything Realms-based, can use everything else WotC and some DragMag (by approval).

I have thought about going with Mage Slayer and either Blind-Fight&Pierce Magical Concealment, or Combat Reflexes&Backstab (from Drag). Backstab lets you take AoOs against opponents you flank whenever they attack another character. The chain fighter also has this feat, so it seems I could generate a lot of lose-lose situations for enemies by flanking with him.

Any suggestions would be well appreciated!

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 07:42:04 AM »
check out incarnum stuff. a shape soulmeld feat followed by extra essentia is a soulmeld and 2 essentia. if I recall correctly, mantle of flame/pheonix belt ect would be good.

the trick to the leap attack line is to use shock trooper to change the to-hit penalty into an AC penalty.
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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 10:35:02 AM »
Virulent Poison (Savage Species) and Ability Focus (Poison) should stack for a neat +4 to the poison's save DC. With all of the poison attacks that a Fleshraker gets, the dex damage should add up.

Improved Natural Attack (Claw) works if you're out of good feats. You could go for Robilar's Gambit and Karmic Strike if that's your thing.

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 06:33:28 AM »
rend is always good for a laugh

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 06:51:59 AM »
While not a feat, the venomfire spell works wonders.
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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 11:39:45 AM »
Rend? I am not familiar with this feat. If you mean Two-Weapon Rend, I don't plan on wasting a feat on TWF.

Venomfire is not allowed, as it is Realms material, but I am aware of it for future games. :)

She comes with INA:Claw, being a Fleshraker, and picking it up for bite is kinda crap.

I have considered the two poison buffing feats, and they are my default option if my DM for some reason nixes teaching my AC 3 ranks of Spellcraft...

I will ask about the Incarnum stuff, as looking at it it seems pretty solid. We don't have any characters using it now, and I don't know how familiar my DM is with it, but it would be pretty neat.

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 02:00:47 AM »
Maybe see if the DM will let you grab Rapidstrike?  RAW you don't qualify, but maybe your DM will be nice.  That or Imp Unarmed Strike.  So when you pounce you can get off 2 or 3 more attacks (depending on BAB), then get your claws and bite still.  Slap a Monk's Belt on there to help out with damage a little bit.
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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 03:19:44 AM »
No there is a feat that actually gives you the ability to rend with natural attacks I think its in the complete book of feats

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 05:58:29 AM »
What were the requirements for Draconic Aura: Vigor? If your AC qualifies, it's hella good (restore everyone to half HP between fights). Try Martial Study +martial stance as well.

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 08:01:07 AM »
What were the requirements for Draconic Aura: Vigor? If your AC qualifies, it's hella good (restore everyone to half HP between fights). Try Martial Study +martial stance as well.

I am compelled to point out that it is highly debatable whether Vigor is a valid choice for the Draconic Aura feat. Vigor is an exclusive aura to the Dragon Shaman. The feat points to a list of selectable auras in Dragon Magic, with no provision that you can select elsewhere.
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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 04:51:26 PM »
What were the requirements for Draconic Aura: Vigor? If your AC qualifies, it's hella good (restore everyone to half HP between fights). Try Martial Study +martial stance as well.

I am compelled to point out that it is highly debatable whether Vigor is a valid choice for the Draconic Aura feat. Vigor is an exclusive aura to the Dragon Shaman. The feat points to a list of selectable auras in Dragon Magic, with no provision that you can select elsewhere.

Well the draconic aura feat only says that you can choose a draconic aura with a page number directing you to the draconic aura section of that book, there are no restrictions in the feat itself on what draconic auras you can choose with it, so draconic auras from another book are not restricted in any way, so it appears to be a valid choice. It does not say you must pick a draconic aura from the dragon magic book, just that you can pick a dragonic aura.

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2010, 08:03:09 AM »
What about Martial Study: Crusader's Strike and Martial Stance: Martail Spirit?  DM permitting, you could use heroics to qualify for Martial Spirit and dismiss the spell.
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Don't even need TO for this.  Any decent Hood build, especially one with Celerity, one-rounds [Azathoth, the most powerful greater deity from d20 Cthulu].
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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2010, 11:18:35 AM »
ToB/Bo9S is disallowed... however silly I, and most of us, think that is.  :banghead

Rapidstrike is something that I hadn't thought of, and would probably fly just fine, even though the AC technically doesn't qualify. It is one extra attack, which is nice but not as ridiculous as a kung-fu dinosaur.

Thanks for all the good suggestions, everyone!

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 09:17:28 PM »
Draconic Aura has prerequisites of Character level 3rd, by the way.
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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2010, 02:01:36 AM »
And Virulent Poison have a prereq. of Con 20, which Fleshrakers have trouble achieving.
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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2010, 03:48:00 AM »
Just get the Fleshraker a magic item that boost con. It is a good investment anyway as it increases the Poison DC as well as all the normal con benefits.

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Re: Help with feats for Fleshraker Animal Companion
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2010, 03:56:03 AM »
Start by making him a Warbeast, thats +3 con, 2 to go.

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