We’ll get to all of it, I promise, but not all at once and certainly not today. There is just too much.
Today let’s limit ourselves to just the various new creatures you can add to your party. There are a lot! Five of them, assuming you buy the most deluxe versions of everything.
There’s a flying cat:
This guy (gal?) doesn’t do anything except fly along behind you and look cute. But then, does he need to do anything else? Technically it is not a cat, it is a Tressym, but who’s counting.
There’s an owlbear. Actually there are three owlbears, two that are hirelings, but we’ll get to those shortly. For now let’s look at the companion:
Who’s a little cutey? You are, tiny tan Owlbear! Although when one is being compared to flying cats, well …
Now for the other two owlbears. They are gold seal hirelings, just like the Onyx Panther from the previous expansion pack. Here, they are keeping close watch on my caster Ejecta:
One of the Owlbears is level 17 and the other is level 25 (Or 24? Is that right? I forget already). The owlbears really need their own separate article. But it looks like they are every bit as good as the Onyx Panther for their levels.
Here they are in action:
Slashing and … beaking? … they dominate the Vale. But then they should since they are higher CR.
I saved the best for last. Naturally that is my opinion, I suspect that some will prefer the flying cats. I love cats too, really, but for me, the best new creature is the pseudodragon:
A pseudodragon! Now if only my caster could actually use her as a familiar … ah but a man has to have dreams. For now, at least she is in the game, and that is good enough.