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What are some good aquatic mounts?[edit]

76.105.109.49 22:21, 17 December 2007 [edit]

are there any good aquatic mounts? also are there and aquatic mounts that can go on land?

Sam Kay 08:42, 18 December 2007 (MST)[edit]

You want an aquatic mount that will work on land? There is one name that springs to mind. This may sound strange: the Monstrous Spider.

You see, there is a family or two of spider that can swim and survive underwater. And even one that can walk on water. The rules for such spiders are here. Look for Lycosidae, Desidae or Pisauridae.

Aarnott 08:58, 18 December 2007 (MST)[edit]

You can check out the SRD:Aquatic Subtype category to find any creatures that are aquatic. I think sharks, manta rays, and orcas make interesting mounts. Be a Druid and you can have one of these as an animal companion. Be a Paladin and you can have one as a mount.

Sam Kay 09:03, 18 December 2007 (MST)[edit]

If it where me, I wouldn't turn down the chance to have a spider mount...

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Sledged (talk)
2007 December 18 11:19 (MDT)

When you say "aquatic," do you specifically mean creatures with the aquatic subtype, or anything with a swim speed? If it's the latter, I'd say a gold dragon makes a good aquatic, land, and air mount.

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Nerdelite 18:27, 18 December 2007[edit]

that was my question before i became a member. firt of all i would like to say hey. i wanted an aquatic mount not just one that could swim. and i am not to partial to spiders so i dont really like the idea of riding one. if there are not any other land/aquatic mounts possible are there any that are really good swimmers. our game is very much island based so its kind of important to have one that can move fast over or under water.

Sledged-20071218192337

Sledged (talk)
2007 December 18 19:23 (MDT)

I'd still rather go with a gold dragon mount. It flies, it swims, it goes on land, it can breath water. It has all of the benefits of the aquatic subtype and more, without having the subtype itself. However, the Draconomicon suggests allowing such a thing with paladin at a minimum level of 16th for a very young gold dragon (12th level if you're a Small paladin riding a wyrmling), and that's also at the cost of a feat. Plus dragons have a few other special needs. I'd still go for it at the first opportunity.

You could try a pinaped (i.e. manatees, seals, sea lions, and the like). Of course I don't know where you'd find the stats for such a creature, so you might have to stat it out yourself.

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Aarnott 09:14, 19 December 2007 (MST)[edit]

Wasn't there some sort of slug-like creature from the monster manual III (or II -- I was browsing them both last night) that is underwater but also land? The one I'm thinking of spits a sticky acid.

I agree about the Gold Dragon though. You could always ask your DM if they would allow leadership to allow you to get a Gold Dragon cohort. The Paladin one is a lot better than getting it through leadership because of the enhanced HD (see [1]), so I would suggest to your DM that getting a dragon earlier by a couple levels with leadership should be acceptable.

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Sledged (talk)
2007 December 19 11:02 (MDT)

A cohort must be at least two levels lower that the character. A wyrmling gold dragon is 12th ECL, so the character would have to be at least 14th level. And he'd have to be a Small character in order to ride it. Young gold is 16th ECL (for a 18th-level character). It'd only be worth it in epic levels, and you'd need Epic Leadership for that.

That supermount thread is nasty, especially with the number of way special mounts and animal companions can be enhanced.

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Nerdelite  03:59, 20 December 2007[edit]

what about a sea cat?

Jamesja12 17:32, 23 July 2009[edit]

I dont know about you guys but when i was plaing a aqua elf wizard, i had a shark familiar and i usauly used him as a mount. but when i came out of the water i polymorphed him into a dire cheeta.



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