Beast Master

The Beast Master archetype embodies a friendship between the civilized races and the beasts of the world. United in focus, beast and ranger work as one to fight the monstrous foes that threaten civilization and the wilderness alike. Emulating the Beast Master archetype means committing yourself to this ideal, working in partnership with an animal as its companion and friend.

ranger’s companion

At 3rd level, you gain a beast companion that accompanies you on your adventures and is trained to fight alongside you. Choose a beast that is friendly to you and is available.

Companion Progression Table.

Class Level Bonus HD Natural Armor Adj. STR/DEX/CON Adj. Special
1st–2nd +0 +0 +0
3rd–5th +2 +2 +1 Evasion
6th–8th +4 +4 +2 Devotion
9th–11th +6 +6 +3
12th–14th +8 +8 +4
15th–17th +10 +10 +5 Share Spells
18th–20th +12 +12 +6

The beast obeys your commands as best as it can. It takes its turn on your initiative, though it doesn’t take an action unless you command it to. On your turn, you can verbally command the beast where to move (no action required by you). You can use your action to verbally command it to take the Attack, Dash, Disengage, Dodge, or Help action. Once you have the Extra Attack feature, you can make one weapon attack yourself when you command the beast to take the Attack action.

While traveling through your favored terrain with only the beast, you can move stealthily at a normal pace.


At 3rd level, If an animal companion is subjected to an attack that normally allows a dexterity saving throw for half damage, it takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw.


At 6th level an animal companion’s devotion to its master is so complete that it gains a advantage on saves against enchantment spells and effects.

exceptional training

Beginning at 7th level, on any of your turns when your beast companion doesn’t attack, you can use a bonus action to command the beast to take the Dash, Disengage, Dodge, or Help action on its turn.

bestial fury

Starting at 11th level, your beast companion can make two attacks actions when you command it to use the Attack action.

share spells

Beginning at 15th level, when you cast a spell targeting yourself, you can also affect your beast companion with the spell if the beast is within 30 feet of you.