Animal Shape

Nature [Animal]
Difficulty Class: 10
Channeling Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Aura

You hunch over with the image of an animal clearly set in your mind. Then, your skin begins to feel like that of the animal. Then, your entire shape becomes that of the animal.

As part of this incantation, you assume the form of an animal whose HD doesn’t exceed your own, to a maximum of 5 HD. This functions like the alternate form special ability (see the MM), withthe following exceptions.

If the animal whose shape you take has a racial bonus on Listen or Spot checks or the blindsense, blindsight, scent, or tremorsense special quality, you gain that quality (or those qualities).

You can’t channel incantations while you are in animal form.

Changing back to your normal form is a standard action, and ends the incantation. Additionally, if you cease concentrating on this incantation, you immediately revert back to your normal form, forcing you to take a standard action.

Enhance: You can enhance this incantation in one or both of the following ways.

For every point by which you increase the DC, you may assume the form of an animal with one additional HD. You still may not assume the form of an animal whose HD exceeds your own.

If you increase the DC by 4, you can channel incantations with the animal descriptor while in animal form.

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