Does anybody know how to use familiars? I clearly remember familiars providing slight but welcome fire-support. How does one use familiars in ToEE? I selected call familiar from the first ring menu and selected a snake with the sorcerer and the familiar appeared in my inventory. I tried equipping it, but no such luck. I can't drop it either. How does one use familiars? Edited on Wednesday, April 14th Familiars add a fixed bonus to your mage class. They are not permanent summons ala Neverwinter Nights. The bonuses are quite worthless as they are small and unnoticeable.