Get in Touch With Your Wild Side
A Necromancer's Grimoire: Paths of the Druid presents three new prestige classes designed to allow characters to develop their druids in a variety of different ways, focusing on different aspects of the druid class. The first prestige class, the beast master, focuses on empowering the druid's animal companion, allowing the druid to have an animal companion that can be a truly fearsome force on the battlefield. The second prestige class, the mystic shapeshifter, expands on the druid's wild shape ability, giving him extra power while wild shaped, and also granting him a number of physical manifestations of his wild spirit even when not transformed. Finally, the third prestige class, the totemic spiritualist, allows the druid to choose from a number of animal totems, with each totem granting the druid a number of different benefits, many of which can be channeled through her spellcasting for more powerful and interesting magical effects. The book is also friendly to non-druids as well, and both the beast master and totemic spiritualist prestige classes are available to a variety of characters. Additionally, the book offers a number of alternate animal companion abilities-similar to alternate class features, but for animal companions-which are of use to any character with an animal companion.