Mage Knight: Machination
This feat allows magi to give up their trademark staff and obtain a golem familiar in the same way that wizards and sorcerers obtain their familiars.
Prerequisite: Magus level 1, Technomantic Staff
Benefit: The magus may obtain a familiar chosen from the list below.
Use the basic statistics for a creature of the familiar’s kind, but make the following changes:
For the purpose of effects related to number of Hit Dice, use the master’s character level or the familiar’s normal HD total, whichever is higher.
The familiar has one-half the master’s total hit points (not including temporary hit points), rounded down, regardless of its actual Hit Dice.
Use the master’s base attack bonus, as calculated from all his classes. Use the familiar’s Dexterity or Strength modifier, whichever is greater, to get the familiar’s melee attack bonus with natural weapons.
Damage equals that of a normal creature of the familiar’s kind.
For each saving throw, use either the familiar’s base save bonus (Fortitude +0, Reflex +0, Will +0) or the master’s (as calculated from all his classes), whichever is better. The familiar uses its own ability modifiers to saves, and it doesn’t share any of the other bonuses that the master might have on saves.
For each skill in which either the master or the familiar has ranks, use either the normal skill ranks for an animal of that type or the master’s skill ranks, whichever are better. In either case, the familiar uses its own ability modifiers. Regardless of a familiar’s total skill modifiers, some skills may remain beyond the familiar’s ability to use.
Table: Golem Familiars
|Flying Eyeball||Master gains a +3 bonus on Spot checks|
|Mechanical Spider||Master gains a +2 bonus on Open lock checks and Disable Device checks|
|Wall-crawler||Master gains a +3 bonus on Listen checks|
|Mechanical Cat||Master gains a +3 on Move Silently checks|
Table: Familiar Progression
|Master Class Level||Natural Armor Adjustment||Int||Special|
|1-2||+1||6||Alertness, Improved Evasion, Share Cantrips, Magestone Link|
|3-4||+2||7||Deliver Touch Cantrips|
|7-8||+4||9||Converse with constructs|
|13-14||+7||12||Scry on Familiar|