Talk:Spellbook of create familiar
Superseded by +poly?
Can you get top-tier pets with this, eg an Archon or a Ki-rin? Can you get those from a Spellbook_of_polymorph? And anyway, how many characters reach sufficient skill levels in both clerical and matter to have a choice between the two?5thSetPin (talk) 03:53, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
- It looks like the 2/3 chance of creating a random monster obeys standard generation rules. So if you're level 30 on the planes, there should be a "decent" chance of getting an Archon or Ki-rin. You cannot get those specific pets from polymorph, since all A are not valid polymorph forms. You can still get pretty good pets (titans, vampires, purple worms, mind flayers), just not anything as amazing as an Archon.
- Regarding spellbooks, polymorph has alternative sources, such as the wand and trap. I would say that the trap is the most useful of all, since there's no risk of system shock nor any need to drain energy/wand charges. So it's not really necessary to learn the extremely difficult spell, while create familiar has no other sources.
- Personally, I just use charm monster. -- Qazmlpok (talk) 13:34, 18 February 2014 (UTC)