Ask Wizards12/05/2006


12/05/2006



Q: Dear Sage,
Can a druid have more than one animal companion, as long as the total HD of his companions is equal or less than the amount allowed calculated by his level (with bonus HD)?
--Ariel

A: No. A druid is only allowed one animal companion.

(In previous versions of the rules, druids were allowed multiple animal companions, but in practice this generally leads to one player taking way too much time at the table.)

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