Old September 17, 2017, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fantasy Mounts

I was thinking of seeking a valiant steed for my young lionoid paladin to ride into combat. He needs a strong fast mount capable of launching devastating assaults with a lance or spear. A standard war horse with barding would do just fine but I thought I would ask around and get other opinions, I'm sure there are cool fantasy equivalents out there. Maybe a giant lion or gryphon or hippogryph?

Would a lance be an effective weapon with a flying mount?
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Old September 17, 2017, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a list of monsters here.

You would have IC knowledge of a Shadowstray that might become a good mount (Remember the eagle, the bear and the mountain lion that you fought?
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Would a lance be an effective weapon with a flying mount?
I don't see why not, but I always see a flier is one with more mobility. Hit and run tactics. Arrows and light weapons might be a bit more logical?

But Heavily armored flying mounts... Well, why not right?


Just a odd thought. A lionoid who worship a lion god, riding a lion into a battle. What fun!
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Wow! The Great Panther sounds super sweet, I think that is what I will shot for. It's everything I was looking for plus some. Thanks Alphonsus.
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