Feral Shape

Nature [Animal]
Difficulty Class: 7
Channeling Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Aura

You hunch over, letting out a primal, guttural growl as your skin grows scales, fur, or feathers. Primal thoughts dwell through your head as you take the shape of a beast, almost like a werebeast.

For the duration of this incantation, you become more animal-like. You gain a natural armor bonus equal to one-half your channeling ability modifier. Additionally, you may choose to gain one of the following natural weapons:

  • A bite attack (1d6)
  • Two claw attacks (1d4)
  • A tail slap attack (1d6)

These natural weapons follow the normal rules for natural weapons, and are sized for Medium channelers. (If you are smaller or larger than Medium, change the natural weapon’s damage accordingly.) You add your full Strength modifier to the bite attack and the tail slap attack, and you add one-half your Strength bonus to each claw attack.

You may forfeit the natural weapons to become able to breathe water or to gain the scent special ability (see the MM). While you are in feral shape, your altered hands and voice make it difficult to channel incantations. While in feral shape, you take a -4 penalty on channeling checks.

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

If you increase the DC by 2, you gain a natural armor bonus equal to your full channeling ability modifier (instead of one-half that modifier).

If you increase the DC by 3, you may treat your natural weapons’ damage as if you were one size category larger.

If you increase the DC by 4, you may gain a natural weapon and either the ability to breathe water or the scent special ability (but not both).

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