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Shifter

Shifters are sometimes called weretouched, as they are descendants of people who contracted full or partial lycanthropy. Humanoids with a bestial aspect, shifters can’t fully change shape, but they can temporarily enhance their animalistic features by entering a state they call shifting.

Shifters are similar to humans in height and build but are typically more lithe and flexible. Their facial features have a bestial cast, often with large eyes and pointed ears; most shifters also have prominent canine teeth. They grow fur-like hair on nearly every part of their bodies. While a shifter’s appearance might remind an onlooker of an animal, they remain clearly identifiable as shifters even when at their most feral, resembling a particular kind of lycanthrope.

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Height

  • Min: 150 cm (4'11")

  • Max: 180 cm (5'11")

Languages

  • Common

Life Span

  • Adulthood: 18 years

  • Longevity: 70 years

Movement

  • 3 tiles per turn

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Darkvision

You have superior vision in dark and dim conditions, negating the Perception and to-hit penalties present at nighttime and in the dark areas of the world.

Beast Shift

Up to 3 times per long rest, as a bonus action, you can assume a more bestial appearance for the remainder of combat or until you revert. This form is flavored to your lycanthrope ancestor. You gain the following benefits while shifting:

 

  • Grants 8 Temporary Hit Points.

  • Grants access to a single use per turn bite attack (1d6 + Attack Bonus).

  • Either +1 AC (Beasthide) or +1 Movement Speed (Swiftstride) based upon selection on creation.

Bestial Instincts

Shifters can easily channel the beast within. You are proficient in Survival.

Lycanthrope Ancestor

Shifters resemble a particular kind of lycanthrope ancestor, and are immune to vampirism. They cannot be Dhampir. Choose a were-animal ancestor to represent the features of your shift from the following:

Werebadger, Werebear, Werecat, Werecougar, Werecrocodile, Weredog, Werefox, Werehyena, Werejackal, Werejaguar, Wereleopard, Werelion, Wereowl, Werepanther, Wererat, Wereserpent, Wereshark, Weretiger, Werewolf, Werewolverine, Wereworg, Werehare.

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