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Familiar

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 131

Presented here are the base animal statistics for all of the most commonly used familiars—of course, these statistics can also be used for normal animals as well. Small animals like these use Dexterity to modify Climb and Swim checks.

Creatures in "Familiar" Category

NameCR
Archaeopteryx1/4
Arctic Hare1/6
Arctic Tern1/6
Armadillo1/4
Bat1/8
Blue-Ringed Octopus1/2
Butterfly/Moth-
Cat1/4
Chicken1/6
Cockroach1/8
Creeper Ivy1/4
Dodo1/4
Donkey Rat1/4
Dwarf Caiman1/3
Dweomer Cap1/8
Fire Salamander1/3
Flowering Lattice1/6
Flying Squirrel1/3
Fox1/4
Giant Isopod1/8
Giant Tardigrade1/8
Goat1/3
Hawk1/3
Hedgehog1/8
Horned Lizard1/6
House Centipede1/8
Ioun Wyrd1/3
Jerboa1/6
Kakapo1/8
King Crab1/4
Koala1/4
Lamprey1/3
Lemming1/8
Leopard Slug-
Lizard1/6
Margay Cat1/4
Meerkat1/4
Mole1/8
Monkey1/4
Otter1/4
Owl1/3
Peacock1/4
Peafowl1/4
Penguin1/3
Petrifern1/6
Pig1/3
Platypus1/6
Popoto Dolphin1/3
Ptarmigan1/6
Pufferfish1/4
Puffin1/8
Rabbit1/6
Raccoon1/2
Rat1/4
Raven1/6
Ravenous Tumbleweed1/3
Razor Fern1/4
Rhamphorhynchus1/3
Sawleg Locust1/4
Scarlet Spider1/4
Seal1/3
Shimmerwing Dragonfly1/4
Sloth1/6
Spiny Starfish1/6
Squirrel1/8
Suture Vine1/3
Tarsier1/6
Thrush1/3
Toad1/8
Tuatara1/4
Vampire Squid1/2
Viper1/2
Wallaby1/3
Weasel1/2

Familiar, Fire Salamander

Yellow spots and stripes run from this amphibian’s wide snout to the tip of its tail.

Fire Salamander CR 1/3

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 196
XP 135
N Diminutive animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception –1

Defense

AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 size)
hp 3 (1d8–1)
Fort +1, Ref +4, Will –1
Defensive Abilities skin secretions

Offense

Speed 10 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d2–4)
Space 1 ft., Reach 0 ft.

Statistics

Str 2, Dex 14, Con 8, Int 1, Wis 8, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –2; CMD 4 (8 vs. trip)
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Escape Artist +6, Stealth +18, Swim +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Escape Artist

Ecology

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, or congress (3–10)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Skin Secretions (Ex) A creature that strikes a fire salamander with an unarmed strike or natural weapon exposes itself to the salamander’s toxic skin and must immediately succeed at a DC 9 Fortitude save to resist being sickened for 1 round. The secretions also make the salamander difficult to grab, giving it a +4 racial bonus on Escape Artist checks. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Despite their name, fire salamanders have nothing to do with the evil outsiders known as salamanders. These are Diminutive poisonous amphibians that can live more than 50 years. They are most active after dusk, eating earthworms, insects, slugs, and spiders. During the day, they hide amid fallen leaves or near mossy tree trunks.

Fire salamanders are 6 to 10 inches long and weigh only 2 ounces.