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One of the many new features coming with The Sims 4 Realm of Magic is the option for your Sim to have a Familiar.
The easiest way for your Sim to obtain a Familiar is by visiting Juan’s Wonderful One-Stop Wand Warehouse in Caster Alley where you will find a selection of familiars that you can buy there and then. You will usually find three different ones in stock and they can vary from day to day as to which ones are available.
There are also a couple of other ways that you can obtain Familiars too. This can be done by searching for Tomes or by winning certain Duels as well.
Once you locate your desired Familiar in your Sims’ inventory, you will simply be able to click on it and chose the option ‘Bind Familiar’. Once you have done this you will be asked to name the Familiar. You can either keep the default name that it is given or chose your own name.
If you are unhappy with your Familiar’s name once you have initially named them or just fancy something different, you can change their name simply by going into the Familiar menu and selecting ‘Rename Familiar.’
Summoning your Familiar is incredibly easy too! Simply click on your Sim, select the Magic sub-menu followed by the Familiar menu. You will then be presented with a pop-up box allowing you to select any of the Familiars your Sim has bound to them.
If for whatever reason you wish to unbind from a Familiar you can simply go to the Familiar menu and select unbind. That Familiar will then return to your Sims inventory where you can bind with the familiar again or place it in the world.
Types of Familiar
In total there are eleven different types of Familiar that your Sim can have but you can have more than one of the same kind too.
- Fairy – $100
- Raven – $100
- Sixam Owl – $100
- Bunnerfly – $250
- Dragon – $250
- Glowfrog – $250
- Snub-Nosed Leaf Bat – $250
- Hex Doll – $250
- Pheonix – $500
- Skull – $500
- Velid – $777
Familiar & The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs
If you happen to own The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs, you are able to bind your Cat or Dog as a Familiar too! All you have to do is click on your pet, head to the Magic menu and you will be given the option to ‘Bind Pet as Familiar.’
Once you have done that, you can summon your cat or dog the same way you would a normal Familiar.
You will notice that your Cat or Dog will have a slight sparkle/glow to them now and you will also be able to send them on special forages to help gather magical items which, is something you can’t do normally.
When you send your Cat or Dog Familiar out on a foraging adventure they will leave your home lot for several hours before returning with what they have discovered.
Of course, being able to be bound to your own Cat or Dog means there are numerous possibilities of the kinds of Familiar you can have. If you are stuck for ideas, why not take some inspiration from some other well-known magical creatures!
- Familiar’s can protect your Sims from Death although don’t expect them to do it all the time. There is a little bit of a cooldown in between.
- Child Sims can have a Familiar bound to them although they are only able to protect that Sim.
- Every Familiar has its own personality and will sometimes talk to your Spellcaster Sim. You’ll see these as a notification in the top right of your screen.
- If your Sim gets too far away from their Familiar, the Familiar will simply teleport to where they are especially if your Sim needs protecting.
- Familiar’s won’t help your Sims gain Spellcaster Talent Points but they will help you gain extra Spellcaster XP.
That’s it for Familiars in The Sims 4 Realm of Magic. Let us know who your favorite Familiar is or if you are thinking of creating your own using The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs!