[classes & archetypes]
[summoner class]

Summoner Archetypes

Blood God Disciple
Blood Summoner
Broodmaster
Counter-Summoner
Devil Impostor
Evolutionist
Fey Caller
First Worlder
God Caller
Master Summoner
Morphic Savant
Naturalist
Pyroclast
Shadow Caller
Shaitan Binder
Spirit Summoner
Storm Caller
Story Summoner
Synthesist
Twinned Summoner
Unwavering Conduit
Wild Callerhalf-elf
Wild Caller

The summoner is a complex and unusual class. Its most prominent class feature is the eidolon, a customizable monster that "always appears as some sort of fantastical creature." What kind of fantastical creature this is remains up to the player. Fortunately, mythology and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game have many examples of fantastical creatures that an eidolon might resemble, from fish-people to angels, and from spider-centaurs to undead monsters.

When a character selects a class, he must choose to use the standard class features found or those listed in one of the archetypes presented here. Each alternate class feature replaces a specific class feature from its parent class. When an archetype includes multiple class features, a character must take all of them—often blocking the character from ever gaining certain familiar class features, but replacing them with equally powerful options. All of the other class features found in the class and not mentioned among the alternate class features remain unchanged and are acquired normally when the character reaches the appropriate level (unless noted otherwise). A character who takes an alternate class feature does not count as having the class feature that was replaced when meeting any requirements or prerequisites.

A character can take more than one archetype and garner additional alternate class features, but none of the alternate class features can replace or alter the same class feature from the core class as another alternate class feature.

ArchetypeClass Features Changed or Replaced
Class
Skills
Align Weapon
& Armor
Spells Cantrips Eidolon Life
Link
Summon Monster Bond
Senses
Shield
Ally
Maker's
Call
Transposition Aspect Greater
Shield
Ally
Life
Bond
Merge
Forms
Greater
Aspect
Twin
Eidolon
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX Gate
Blood God Disciplehalf-orc X X X X X X X X X
Blood Summoner X X X X
Broodmaster X X X X X X X X X
Counter-Summoner X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Devil Binderunchained C C X X X X X X X X X
Devil Impostor unchained C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C
Evolutionist X X X
Fey Callerunchained C C C C C C C C C C C C
First Worlder X X X X X X X X X
God Caller C C X X X X
Master Summoner X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Morphic Savant C C C C C C C C C C C C
Naturalist X X X X X X
Pyroclast C C X X
Shadow Caller (fetchling) C C C C C C C C C C
Shaitan Binder (oread) C X X X X X
Spirit Summoner C X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Storm Caller C C C C C C C C C C   X X X X
Story Summoner X X X
Synthesist X X X X X X X X X
Twinned Summoner C X X X X X
Unwavering Conduit C C C C C C C C C C C C
Wild Caller C C C C C C C C C C C X
Wild Caller(half-elf) C C X X X X X X X X X X
X=replaced, (X)=optional replacement, C=changed