Animal Companion Archetypes have been confirmed already:
But the customization won’t end there — despite lacking a class, animal companions will still have archetypes. The bodyguard is always ready to defend their master and can survive longer thanks to defensive abilities such as uncanny dodge. The charger is trained for war, suffering fewer penalties to mobility from armor and truly shining during charges (hence the name). Draconic animal companions are resistant to the elements of their heritage and can unleash a draconic breath. And that’s just to name a few.
By the way Draconic Animal Companions might exclusively mean the Havoc Dragon that Azatas get, but … ‘Draconic animal companions are resistant to the elements of their heritage and can unleash a draconic breath.’ may also mean that we can have Dragonic Companions of various heritages.
These Classes have an Archetype that allows you to pick a Dragon Companion:
These Classes have the following-not-yet-revealed # of Archetype slots:
- Cavalier: 1 slot
- Druid: 3 slots
- Paladin: 1 slot
- Ranger: 2 slots
- Shaman: 1 slot
Draconic Companion Archetypes would fit very nicely in the remaining slots. Id say they fit perfectly. And with the Silver Dragon Terendelev part of the story, a Silver Champion Paladin fits more like 200%.