wolf portrait

Wolves are fond of packs and wolf companions will bond quickly with their druid or ranger summoner. The wolf is a master of stealth and deception, and as it grows in power it can eventually use its mournful howl to frighten opponents.

Wolves, always the pack hunter, will follow the alpha male or female, be they wolf, human or demi-human.


Race: animal
Alignment: true neutral
Armor class: 13 to 22
Hit points: 11 to 251
Attack bonus: +2 to +31/+26/+21
at level 1: 1d6+1 slashing damage
at level 40: 2d12+6 slashing damage

Hit dice (level): 2 to 40
Challenge rating: 2 to 24

  fortitude 3 to 22
reflex 4 to 32
will 1 to 17

Size: medium

  strength 13
dexterity 12 to 31
constitution 11
intelligence 3
wisdom 12
charisma 6

Trained skills:(‡) hide 3, listen 6, move silently 4, spot 4 (plus ability modifiers)
Feats: weapon proficiency (creature), toughness (at master level 15), epic toughness (at master level 20)

Blueprint:(‡) nw_ac_wolf01 to nw_ac_wolf40

Special abilities[]

A wolf companion's natural attack (a bite) increases in base damage and enhancement bonus as levels are gained. In addition, the wolf gains uses of a fear howl dependent on the master's level.

1 1d6    
5 1d6   1x/day
10 1d8   2x/day
15 1d8   3x/day
20 1d10 +1 5x/day
25 1d12 +2 5x/day
30 1d12 +3 5x/day
34 2d10 +4 5x/day
39 2d12 +5 5x/day

At master level 19, the wolf companion breaks from the above pattern by having a base damage of 2d6. (Possibly a bug or oversight.)


  • This animal companion has one level more than its master until master level 40. (The master level 40 version is identical to the master level 39 version.) References to "level" with regards to this companion typically mean "master level".
  • The wolf animal companion's dexterity increases rapidly, but only in the pre-epic levels. Specifically, dexterity increases by one for each level obtained up to master level 20 (wolf level 21), then does not increase after that.
  • This animal companion's skills do not improve as level increases.
  • The master level 12 version of this companion is bugged in that its AC is 2 lower than it should be (compared to other wolf companions).
  • The master level 14 version of this companion has intelligence 8, wisdom 10, and charisma 11. (Probably a bug.)
    • A fix for these bugs is available here.
  • The tag of the master level 40 version of this companion is bugged in that it ends in "39" instead of "40".