Casters who want a stronger defense manifest badgers to protect them, as do those who are dangerous when they are hurt.

Speed 5, burrow 2Constant Benefits* You gain a +2 bonus to Intimidate checks.
* You gain a +1 bonus to damage rolls while bloodied.
    This bonus increases to +2 at 11th level and +3 at 21st level.
Active BenefitsDevoted Minion: If your badger is adjacent to you when you are hit by an attack, the badger is reduced to 0 hit points, and you reduce the damage you take by your Constitution modifier.

Published in Dragon Magazine 374, page(s) 25.