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Summoning Feats 
6th-Dec-2006 03:21 pm
Logan is evil
I'm going to be rolling up a Summoning Focus Druid in Eberron. I'm looking for any summoning feats I may have overlooked. Currently my list is:

Spell Focus (Conjuration) (SRD)
Augment Summoning (SRD)
Ashbound (Eberron Campaign Setting)
Beckon the Frozen (Frostburn)

But beyond that (other than other Eberron Summoning Feats for Druidic Sects) I'm not sure what else to take.
6th-Dec-2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not too familiar with Eberron...why take this over a Thaumaturgist?
6th-Dec-2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm unfamiliar with ... that word you just posted, so I can't tell you.

Ashbound doubles the duration of Summon Nature's Ally and gives all summons a +3 luck bonus to attack, it stacks nicely with Augment Summoning.
6th-Dec-2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thaumaturgist is even in the SRD.

It's all about divine summoners.
6th-Dec-2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thaumaturgist class is nice, but you need to be a 7th level cleric/archavist, 8th level Favoured Soul (or otherwise get Lesser Planar Ally onto your spell list) before you qualify.

Its a decent 5-level prestige class, as it stands, giving free Augment Summoning at 2nd level, and free extend to all conjuration(summoning) spells at 3rd (although, 4th and 5th levels may be superfulous).

If you can get lesser planar ally on your Druid spell list without too many hoops, it isn't bad. But the cleric build requires Spontaneous Summoner (or a domain with Summon Nature's Ally and Domain Spontenaiety, either as a Divine Feat or via the alternate class feature from PHB2) to take Ashbound, which is also way-worth it.

6th-Dec-2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
It's the summoner PrC from the DMG:

(not my page, don't kill me)
6th-Dec-2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
Don''t know Beckon the Frozen.

Rapid Spell is nice, but not really necessary (Turns casting time 1 ROund spell into a Standard Action, and works with spontaneously cast spells).

There's a feat that allows you to simultaneously cast a summon-buff when casting the summon spell. I didn't think it was worth it, but its there.

Natural Spell. Its a must-have, unless you plan on taking feats to do other things with your wild-shape. Speaking of which, some wild-shape feats might be useful, although not directly related to your build.

There are a number of Ashbound feats in the Player's GUide to Eberron, but I don't recall what they are off hand. Hrm.
6th-Dec-2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I must find this simultaneous summon/buff spell. Summoning a Huge Ashbound Augmented Frozen Dire Wolf sounds pretty awesome to me.
6th-Dec-2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
Recommend The COMPLETE MAGE. Lets you really go to town with Summoners and all the classes and feats that make a summoner AWESOME! It does basically sticks with the arcane side of things but a few tweaks and a divine summoner is YOURS>
6th-Dec-2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
Isn't that third party?
6th-Dec-2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hot damn I am behind in the times!

Mental note: stop taking so much time off from D&D for petty things like work, school, and drinking.

... Okay, just work and school.
7th-Dec-2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Just be careful of the Steal Summoning spell if you put Complete Mage in. A smart DM is sure to have a smart bad guy that knows enough to have a few of these floating around. Otherwise the feat you are looking for to add the spell is
"Imbued Summoning"
Players II - Metamagic
Add a level to the summon spell and burn up to a 3rd level spell to have that spell buff the creature when it is summoned.
7th-Dec-2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hmm, not sure if I'll end up taking that feat or not. I'd be sold if it was limited by up to level 3 (I was hoping to be able to summong Animal Growth affected summons :-p)
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