Familiars were a fun addition to being a spellcaster and can actually save your sim from death! These magical beings will float around you as you walk around the magic realm or other worlds and can help you gain more experience.
When your sim has a familiar bound to them they are going to be feeling confident. The best part? Even a child sim who is not yet a full blown spellcaster can have a familiar bound to them which will protect them from death.
Where to Get Familiars
There are 11 familiars to collect in the game and thankfully you don’t just have to buy them all. There are 3 ways to find a familiar in the game. The first, is to purchase them from the familiar shop in Caster’s Alley.
You can also win them during a duel with another sim if you choose to duel for artifacts. You’ll get the familiar orb in your inventory.
Finally, you can find familiars by clicking on any bookcases inside Magic HQ and choose to search for tomes. You can also find tome books to learn new spells this way too, but you can’t just perform this interaction a ton of times in a row.
How to Bind Familiars
When you finally have the orb of a familiar in your sim’s inventory you can click on it and choose to bind familiar. Doing this will trigger a popup to appear where you can rename the familiar to whatever you like, or choose the name that has be chosen by the game.
Once you hit ok in this popup the familiar will be bound to your spellcaster and you can choose to summon them at any time.
You also have the option to unbind a familiar from your particular sim. This will make it so that the familiar orb appears back in your sim’s inventory and can be bound back to this sim or to another sim of your choosing.
How to Summon Familiars
You can choose to summon a familiar from the magic menu when you click on your sim. When you do this a popup will appear allowing you to choose from all of the familiars that you have bound to your sim.
Doing this will get the familiar to appear above your sim and it will follow you around protecting you from death!
Types of Familiars
“This interesting creature is an unexpected entity that defies normal boundaries and demands a closer inspection. Its true nature is unknown.”
Bunnerfly is an uncommon familiar that will cost your sim §250.
“Regal and powerful, this dragon should never be discounted based on its size. It is a formidable foe as well as a cherished companion.”
Dragon is an uncommon familiar that has a cost of §250.
“Bathed in pure energy it is nigh impossible to make out the true form of a fairy beyond its magical wings. One can feel when what can only be described as a slight spark when near.”
The fairy is a common familiar that is going to cost §100.
“Be warned o avoid the direct gaze of the glowfrog. They are usually quite mischievous characters although quite harmless when left to their own devices.”
The glowfrog has a cost of §250 and is uncommon.
“Despite this familar being the mysterious and silent typeyou may still catch yourself whispering to them. “Do that voodoo that you do!””
Hex Doll is an uncommon familiar that is going to cost §250.
“The Phoenix is intimately familiar with the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. From the ashes they arise and into the ashes they fall. so has it always been.”
The Phoenix familiar is a rare one with a cost of §500.
“The harbingers of prophecy and, some say, bad luck. Ravens are an ancient creature that remain steadfast alongside their favorite spellcasters.”
Raven is a common familiar that is going to cost §100.
“The preeminent symbol of magic and ancient knowledge. they have a strong connection to the moon and stoically follow their chosen spellcaster.”
The Sixam Owl is a common familiar and costs §100.
“When you need a protector that ruely frightens your opponent consider the skull. It is hard not to be intimidated by this floating, haunting familiar.”
The skull familiar is rare and will cost §500.
Snub-Nosed Leaf Bat
“A classic Spellcaster companion, bats have commonly been closely associated to magic users since the times of ancients.”
The snub-nosed leaf bat is going to cost §250 and is an uncommon familar.
“The Veild is a Voidcritter deep with knowledge of countless galaxies across space and time. No one really knows the true motivation of this critter, but that didn’t stop one well known kids TV show from almost featuring the Veild as a main character.”
Velid is a rare familiar that is going to cost your sim §777.
Using Cats and Dogs as Familiars
If you have The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs downloaded in your game, you’ll have the option to bind your cat or dog as a familiar. It has to be a pet that is currently in your household, so you aren’t able to just choose a random stray from Brindleton Bay.
To bind your cat or dog as a familiar you just need to click on the pet and go to the magic menu and choose bind pet as familiar. Your cat or dog will now have a bit of a glow that shows that they are now a little bit magical.
One thing that’s awesome about having a pet as a familiar instead of the ones that came with Realm of Magic is that you can send these pets out to go search the world for supplies. They’ll bring back wands, brooms, or even some ingredients for potion making.
Are you read to go out into the Magic Realm and start collecting familiars in The Sims 4? I really hope so. How long did it take you to collect all 11? Let me know your feelings in the comments!