Mount Spell (Optibuilds’ Notes) Rating 10/10
magus 1,sorcerer/wizard 1, summoner 1, witch 1
The Mount spell ranks high for versatility and long-term usefulness. You could play pathfinder at low levels (at least for one game) casting nothing but the Mount spell. Here are some interesting uses.
Cover – Get cover from your mount. Cover does a lot of things. It gives you +4 to your AC, even when riding the mount with a proper ride check. It allows you to hide. It improves your Reflex Saves.
Attack/Flank – A mount is a summoned creature, so it can attack and flank.
Attack and Move with a Bow – shooting arrows on from a mount is like having the Shot-On-The-Run Feat.
Spell on the Run – Cast a spell on horseback, then have the mount get you out of there.
Trap Finding – Have that horse trot through the dungeon setting off traps.
+1 to Your Attack – Attacking from horseback is attacking from higher ground so +1
Luggage Carrier – They are around 2 hours/level. Load that horse up.
Travel – Obviously
An Unscrupulous Buck – Sell the horse or trade it. Be long gone when the mount goes bye-bye.
Charm Person / Gather Information – Kind of like unscrupulous buck, but pay person off in exchange for information or a short-term favor.
Alarm – Why not have the horse be lookout. With Perception +6, not bad for first level. Also, the mount has scent, which is great for serving as a lookout or tracking.
Flotation Device – Horse are good swimmers with the Endurance feat and their +3 Str Mod.
Food – I see nothing that says that the horse goes away once it dies. Get your grub on.
CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER WAYS TO USE THE MOUNT SPELL. LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW?