Archives of Nethys

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Plant Companions

Description Source: Ultimate Wilderness
Plant companions have a variety of different starting sizes, speed, attacks, ability scores, and special qualities. All plant companion attacks are made using the creature’s full base attack bonus unless otherwise noted. Plant companion attacks add the plant’s Strength modifier on the damage roll, unless it has only one attack, in which case it adds 1-1/2 times its Strength modifier. Some plant companions have special abilities, such as scent. Plant companions can’t gain armor or weapon proficiency feats even as they advance in Hit Dice, and they can’t use manufactured weapons at all unless their description says otherwise.

As you gain levels, your plant companion grows in power as well, gaining the same bonuses that are gained by animal companions. Each plant companion gains an additional bonus, usually at 4th or 7th level, as listed with each companion choice.

Plant companions are typically suitable only for specific archetypes, such as the treesinger druid archetype, but with the GM’s permission, any druid could select a plant companion.

Trip: Because many plant companions have several rootlike legs, they are very difficult to trip. As a result, a CMD entry has been included for each, indicating the bonus to CMD such plants receive against trip attacks.

Creeping Puffball

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 182
This surprisingly mobile, multicolored ball of fungus crawls around on a nest of dozens of little filament-like “legs.” Its poisonous spores cause those affected to endure bright, dazzling spots of color.
Starting Statistics: Size Small; Speed 30 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack slam (1d4 plus poison); Ability Scores Str 12, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 9; Special Attacks poison (frequency 1 round [4]; effect 1d2 Wis damage and dazzled; cure 1 save; Con-based); Special Qualities darkvision 60 ft., defensive puff (1/minute as an immediate action when hit, the fungus can expose one adjacent creature to its poison); CMD can't be tripped.

4th-Level Advancement: Size Medium; AC +1 natural armor; Attack slam (1d6 plus poison); Ability Scores Str +4, Dex -2, Con +2.