Are the followers provided by Leadership necessarily from NPC Classes? That was the working assumption my group had gone with because of the text of the feat.
Originally Posted by From the SRD
The character can lead up to the indicated number of characters of each level. Followers are similar to cohorts, except they’re generally low-level NPCs. Because they’re generally five or more levels behind the character they follow, they’re rarely effective in combat.
We just sort of assumed they should be NPC classes as well.
If they are, would the Adept class with half Soul Binding progression instead of spells be a balanced enough NPC follower for a Binder PC with leadership?