The Houndmaster is one of the Classes you can play as in Vagante with focuses on club combat and control of a dog companion.
"It's a stout stick of wood, with nails sticking out of its blunt end."
"Hold UP and Interact to use. Whistle once to summon your companion, twice to order them to wait."
Share beneficial potions with your pet.
You now have an aura that increases your pets stats when near.
Damage you take is split between you and your pet.
Your equipped weapon and chest armor gives bonuses to your pet.
Your pet can now lunge attack.
Attacks critically hit more often than normal.
Your pet can sometimes lunge multiple times in a row.
Your pet's bark are much more effective.
Your pet can bark more often.
Your pet can bark at enemies while carried.
Your pet bounces when thrown.
Club attacks deal more damage and stun enemies more.
Hold the attack button to charge up your swing.
Fully charged attacks unleash shockwaves.
Attacks charge up quicker.
Whistling twice will make the pet sit and enter guard mode which will make it bark at nearby enemies. The pet cannot be knocked back and will persist in guard mode even when hit by enemies until whistled back.
The pet automatically targets nearby enemies. It will stop attacking when the Pet Whistle is used.
The pet is immune to spikes and knife traps.
The pet will be teleported back to the player if it falls into the void.
If the pet dies, it can be revived by pressing the interact button while standing over it. The pet can only be revived once per level. It will also be revived when the level is exited.
The pet will lunge immediately at the moment Pet Offense Level 1 is unlocked and there is an enemy in range.
Command Aura will increase the pet's defense, damage, and pet throw damage by 3/4/4 respectively when it is active.
Pet Utility was reworked in 1.07.1 to complement the pet's new bark mechanic which was also added in the same update.
The pet will bounce back to the original position that it was thrown from when bouncing from the first hit enemy in a direct trajectory.