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Companion Guide

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 25, 2018, 2:14 PM
Bobtailed Griff by AlphaStryx Sky Kirin by AlphaStryx Golden Anaruq by AlphaStryx Magma Fiendrake by AlphaStryx Desert Mortmoth by AlphaStryx

What are Companions?

Companions are pet-like creatures that exist in the world of Draco Stryx. 
Some are wild-caught, others are more domesticated, but whatever the case, they can all help your Stryx perform better in various group activities!

How many Companions can a Stryx have?

Every Stryx starts out at Omega with 1 Companion Slot! 
To earn more, they must raise their Ascension Ranks. A second slot unlocks at Alpha and a third at Legendary.
In total, a Stryx is allowed a maximum of 3 Companions.

What do Companions do?

Companions all have different bonuses that apply to different activities, depending on where the Companion comes from and what their skills are.
Some will help your Stryx find more prey and bring back extra meat when they hunt or fish!
Some will help your Stryx find rare items when Scavenging!
Others can even help your Stryx do more damage, or heal faster, in the Arena!
A rare few can even give your Stryx AP bonuses!
And others still may have no bonus, but can be applied to your Stryx's import image as decoration.

Do Companion Bonuses Stack?

No! If you have 2-3 companions that do the same or similar things (i.e. Both are Scavenging companions with Scavenging bonuses) equipped to one Stryx, those effects will not stack.
However, you can still equip them to one Stryx. When you participate in the activity where 2 companions have same/similar bonuses, you must pick only one companion that will actually be used in your activity entry.

How do you get Companions?

Some companions can be purchased in the Bauble Boutique and Token Tavern, but most companions can only be found by participating in the group's activities (Hunting/Fishing/Scavenging/Arena/Quests) or group events.

Can I switch Companions?

Once you apply a companion to a Stryx, it is bound to that Stryx. If you change your mind later and decide you want to replace that companion with a different one, you must make your request in Import Changes, and an admin will make the switch for you. The old companion will be returned to your inventory or swapped onto a different Stryx.


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Companion List

Click for a full Companion listing! You can click each Companion's thumbnail for details on their bonuses and where to find them.

Sweets by AlphaStryx Boots With The Fur by AlphaStryx Forest Slygryph by AlphaStryx Finchgriff by AlphaStryx

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Custom Companions

In addition to the standard companions, certain companions are one of a kind. While they provide bonuses like regular companions and follow the normal companion rules, each one is unique, with unique art and its own import. These include Windhounds and SilverbacksMicrostryx, and MYO versions of the standard companions.

Custom companions are hosted in the Microstryx Companions folder on EyeOfGalyx and the Custom Companions on AlphaStryx.

You can find guidelines for Custom Companion creation here:
MYO Companion Design GuidelinesClick the links below to access the guides for each species
Anaruq
Basilisk
Crested Newt
Emperor
Fiendrake
Fisher Toads
Giladrake
Griffs
Harpies
Hunting Spiders
Kirins
Komodo
Mortmoth
Narwhalion
Silverbacks
Slipdrake
Slygryphs
Sphinxes


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AR7H Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
A couple questions that tend to confuse me;

1) In one of the below replies from an admin "A fourth stryx-bound MYO companion is unlocked at the Jade post-ascension tier.", does this mean that you cannot apply a MYO companion into your Stryx until its Ascended Jade tier?

2) I saw a couple comments previously, however would like to have an admin confirm the thought; can companion animals have accessories and if yes, what are the limitations to these accessories if there is any?
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auroratheraptor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
Is having one companion for a stryx free to make?
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EyeOfGalyx Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2019
You'd need to get a given companion item in order to add it to your stryx. Omega stryxes start out with one companion slot max, when you reach Alpha you may add a second, and at Legendary a third. A fourth stryx-bound MYO companion is unlocked at the Jade post-ascension tier.

--Dizzy
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auroratheraptor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
Okay, thank you!
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Zentok Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello I just have one question regarding companions. Once you've attached a companion to an import, are they permanently attached? Or can you move your companion to a different stryx?
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ashenantlers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You are allowed to move a companion to a different Stryx, if you change your mind later.
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Zentok Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you very much!

Gosh I hope that information wasn't there before. I'm seeing it now, but I swear I read the guide a few times over to makes sure I wasn't missing anything.
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