Discussion:What is Your Favorite Mount?
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 Favorite mount?
My favorite mount is my griffon, hes got fly speed and "pounce"(the most amazing ability ever). Hes also my companion so he gets a bunch of other bonuses. griffs are a bitch to tame though, my DM made me treat it as a regular magical beast so i had to beat a handle animal dc of 99, luckily i stacked handle animal to 82. I figured since my handle animal is obscenely high very few other people would have somthing like a griff, much less a battle mount trained one. Im wondering what everyone elses favorite mounts.
Can't say it works yet since this is the first time I've had a mounted character* and it hasn't happened yet, but I recently got approved for a Lion to be my mount for my pangoloid paladin-to-be. How does one manage variant mounts like that anyway, since the lion's CR is higher than a heavy warhorse, and has more HD too.
(*This is half-true, I have a mounted unit, but he is mounted on a motorcycle. :) )
Monstrous spider every time for me.
 Green Dragon 11:15, 16 August 2007 (MDT)
As a side comment, Fenris, you do know that one can only have his character level +3 for the ranks in any one class skill, right? So, for example, a 3rd level character can have a max of 6 ranks in any one of his class skills while a level 19 character can only have a max of 22 ranks in a any one of his class skills. Your 82 may not be possible (unless your level 79). Also a DC of 99 is completely ridiculous (normally 30-40 is insanely high).
Technically it is a DC 97 to train a Griffin when reducing the training time to 1 day. Maybe he meant he has +82 in the skill, which is sadly pretty easily possible at mid-high levels. Think of the diplomancer type builds and apply it to handle animal.
On topic, my favorite mount is actually a druid animal companion, and that is a Rhinoceros! More for the flavor than anything else though. I love doing a ride-by-attack on one enemy, while the rhino tramples others. And share spell allows us to buff up together. Druids + mount companions are great!
One time we had a Cleric, Druid, Wizard, and non-caster in the party. We had a T-Rex companion for the Druid. The DM ruled earlier that air elementals do not take damage from being swallowed (because they move with the organs I guess) and so the druid has some fun. He would cast resist energy acid (persisted), and animal growth (persisted), transform into an air elemental, and then get eaten by the TRex. Instant combat armor! He used some sort of divination spell to see his surroundings and used his druid magic from inside his TRex.
Mine is also a griffon. Really, who doesn't love aerial combat?
Me. I don't like heights, and the areal combat rules are too complicated. But who doesn't love a good old monstrous spider?
I was going to say giant owl when I spotted your bid for rhinoceros, Aarnott. I love rhinoceroses and riding one would be awesome.
I like Air Mephits. They come in size "M" so you don't need to worry about space, and they fly pretty fast and have perfect maneuverability. Fast healing is also kinda nice—if weak by the time you can get one—and when they hit medium their stats aren't so bad either. Shame about being regular outsiders though.
 Taffyg8875 01:54, 3 May 2009 (MDT)
Currently my roomate is playing a cleric and I am playing an Ogre-Half Dragon, Huge size, flight abilities, my character makes a great mount.
Personally, my favorite mount has to be Ashe's beloved Barney.
 Milo High-Hill 22:23, 20 November 2010 (MST)
My favourite mount is the Gelatinous Cube. Its in "Arms And Equipment Guide". All you need is a magic amulet, and you can ride in a cube of jelly.
 Go Big Cats!
What I'm trying for with my charcter is to find a celestial winged dire tiger. According to Savage Species the winged template is naturally occuring, and supposedly all material plane creatures have celestial counterparts. If I can do that, I plan to have a wizard apply the quickened template (I know at least one knows how, he applied it to my character) use the Awaken spell to give it human intelligence, then use diplomacy to convince it to be my cohort and have it take levels in infiltrator. Granted, finding one's going to be a bitch, but I've got a Diary of Answers to help. (It answers one question per day, although it has to be answerable in a few words or less.) If I can dothis though, it'll be able to charge 180 ft, and then pounce for five sneak attcks; fly at a speed of 90 ft; have DR 10, and Spell Resistance 20, amongst other things. Also it ties in really well with my character--he's a werepanther thief.
 -- 04:03, 9 December 2011 (MST)
You are of course all entitled to your opinions, but to me there is nothing better to ride then your own companions!
I have made a gnome cavalier and made numerous lance attack from the shoulders of my team mates. I still count as mounted so the lance is a one handed weapon and i can use shields. I am small so I do not hinder my Medium team mates at all.
Las but not least I can use my Ride skill to save my team mates from danger with skill check. xD
To make it all batter I can use my mount feats on my team mates. :P