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    Default Construct-typed cohort

    I want to build a constructor as my next PC, and I'm interested in thematically fitting feats; skin of the construct is, for example, very tempting from the flavor perspective.

    Besides the astral constructs I'll create, it would be nice to have a mechanical bodyguard always at hand (if someone played it, sort of combat familiar as in lands of lore 3).

    So, what I'm looking for is a wild cohort-styled feat that offers a construct as faithful companion; assuming that the same splatbooks are on the table as for the iron chef challenge, which options are available? If none, is there something published somewhere in other sources (dungeon/dragon, KoK...)?

    EDIT: to think of it, at least one solution exists: leadership+maug cohort. Happy to hear further suggestions...
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    Default Re: Construct-typed cohort

    Well, at a minimum, Improved Familar can get you a Homunculus (and there are several Eberron variations on the base Homunculus).

    Other than that, I'm not aware of any feats that specifically give a construct-type cohort. Leadership would let you pick up anything with a listed (cohort) ECL. You could have a Warforged cohort, for instance. Or Maug, as you mentioned. There's aren't a lot of constructs with an ECL out there, but there certainly are some.

    Constructs with a cohort ECL:
    • Helmed Horror (LEoF) 16
    • Maug (FF) 5
    • Quesar (BoED) 17
    • Wargorged (MM3) = class levels
    • Warforged Charger (MM3) 8
    • Warforged Scout (MM3) = class levels

    ...fairly certain there's more I've missed.

    A Rod of Construct Control (A&EG p.125) allows you to give a non-intelligent construct orders as if you were its creator.
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    Default Re: Construct-typed cohort

    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    Well, at a minimum, Improved Familar can get you a Homunculus (and there are several Eberron variations on the base Homunculus).

    Other than that, I'm not aware of any feats that specifically give a construct-type cohort. Leadership would let you pick up anything with a listed (cohort) ECL. You could have a Warforged cohort, for instance. Or Maug, as you mentioned. There's aren't a lot of constructs with an ECL out there, but there certainly are some.

    Constructs with a cohort ECL:
    • Helmed Horror (LEoF) 16
    • Maug (FF) 5
    • Quesar (BoED) 17
    • Wargorged (MM3) = class levels
    • Warforged Charger (MM3) 8
    • Warforged Scout (MM3) = class levels

    ...fairly certain there's more I've missed.

    A Rod of Construct Control (A&EG p.125) allows you to give a non-intelligent construct orders as if you were its creator.
    Thanx; homunculus was also my bet, but it makes sense only with craft construct.

    In the meantime I'm becoming more and more convinced that the shaper provides an early entry RAW to the techsmith of Gond, which would be kinda major achievement...

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    Default Re: Construct-typed cohort

    Some more possible Cohorts:

    ECL Construct Source
    2
    Exiled Modron Dragon #354
    9
    Conscious Scarecrow Dragon #355
    15
    Zelekhut SRD
    16
    Blackroot Marauder Dragon Compendium
    16
    Nimblewright Monster Manual II (with 3.5 update)

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    Default Re: Construct-typed cohort

    Nimblewrights are specifically called out as working as mercenaries.
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    Default Re: Construct-typed cohort

    Give a fleshy NPC a golem limb, watch them fail their save, and bam Construct.

    Commanding it could be problematic though.

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    Default Re: Construct-typed cohort

    Thanx for the suggestions so far; not very surprising that leadership is not only the solution to the problem, but also a very open-ended one...

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