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Sky Stalker

The sky stalkers are an elite, hippogriff-mounted company of rangers. Rangers who take the sky stalker archetype may acquire a hippogriff as their animal companion.

A sky stalker has the following class features:

Hippogriff Companion

At 2nd level, a sky stalker adds Monstrous Mount to the list of bonus feats made available to him by his chosen combat style, regardless of the style chosen. He can only use this feat to select a hippogriff mount. If he does so, he treats his ranger level – 1 as his effective druid level. A stalker who takes this option does not gain the hunter's bond class feature at 4th level.

At 6th level, a sky stalker adds Monstrous Mount Mastery to the list of available bonus feats granted by his chosen combat style. If he takes this feat as his 6th-level combat style bonus feat, note that he must wait until 8th level before he meets the effective druid level prerequisite to utilize his mount's mastery abilities.

Hippogriff Companion Statistics

Starting Statistics

Size Large; Speed 40 ft., fly 50 ft. (average); AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite 1d6; Ability Scores Str 15, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 9; Special Qualities darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent.

4th-Level Advancement

Speed fly 100 ft. (average); Attack bite 1d6, 2 claws 1d4; Ability Scores Dex +2, Con +2.