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  • Shifter

    !(media-item-align-left){height:650px;width:400px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/84390/Shifter.jpg(Shifter)! Shifters, sometimes called “the weretouched,” are descended from humans and natural lycanthropes, now nearly extinct on Khorvaire. …

  • Shifter Traits

    Each shifter has one of the following special traits, which is selected when a character is created and cannot be changed thereafter. _Beasthide (Su)_: While shifting, a beasthide shifter gains a +2 bonus to Constitution and natural armor that provides …

  • Great Bite

    You know how to hit where it hurts with your fangs. *Prerequisites*: [[Shifter]] with the [[Shifter Traits | longtooth trait]], +6 base attack bonus. *Benefit*: Your fang attacks now have a critical hit multiplier of ×3. *Normal*: Without this …

  • Great Rend

    You know how to hit where it hurts with your claws. *Prerequisites*: [[Shifter]] with the [[Shifter Traits | razorclaw trait]], +4 base attack bonus. *Benefit*: If you hit with both of your claw attacks in a round, you deal extra damage equal to 1d4 …

  • Healing Factor

    When your current period of shifting ends, you heal a limited amount of damage. Prerequisites: [[Shifter]], Constitution 13. Benefit: When you stop shifting, you immediately heal a number of hit points equal to your character level. This benefit …

  • Shifter Defense

    By delving into your shifter heritage, you have developed the ability to ignore a little damage from every attack. *Prerequisites*: [[Shifter]], two other shifter feats. *Benefit*: While shifting, you gain damage reduction 2/silver. *Leads Into*: …

  • Greater Shifter Defense

    By delving deeper into your shifter heritage, you develop the ability to ignore some damage from every attack. *Prerequisites*: [[Shifter]], [[Shifter Defense]], three other shifter feats. *Benefit*: When shifting, your damage reduction improves to …

  • Shifter Ferocity

    You are a tenacious combatant, continuing to fight when others would succumb to pain and injury. *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]], Wisdom 13. *Benefit:* While shifting, you continue to fight without penalty if you are disabled or dying. This has the …

  • Shifter Multiattack

    You are adept at using your natural attack in conjunction with another weapon. *Prerequisites*: [[Shifter]] with the [[Shifter Traits | longtooth]] or [[Shifter Traits | razorclaw trait]], base attack bonus +6. *Benefit*: Your secondary attack with …

  • Reachrunner

    *Race:* [[Shifter]] Since days lost in the antiquity of the forest, shifters and their lycanthrope ancestors have moved through the wilds of Eberron with an ease and instinct unrivaled by the other civilized races. Known for their mastery of the …

  • Shifter Stealth

    You can call upon your bestial heritage to increase your stealth. *Prerequisite:* [[Shifter]] with [[Shifter Traits | longstride]], [[Shifter Traits | swiftwing]], or [[Shifter Traits | wildhunt trait]], Stealth 3 ranks. *Benefit:* When shifting, …

  • Shifter Magnetism

    Your heritage gives you a strong animal presence. *Prerequisite:* [[Shifter]]. *Benefit:* You gain a bonus on Handle Animal, Intimidate, and wild empathy checks equal to the number of shifter feats you have. This bonus applies even when you are not …

  • Shifter Acrobatics

    Your heritage makes you agile and light-footed. *Prerequisite:* [[Shifter]] with the cliffwalk, longstride, or swiftwing trait, Acrobatics 3 ranks. *Benefit:* When shifting, you gain a bonus on Acrobatics checks equal to twice the number of shifter …

  • Shifter Feats

    * [[Battleshifter Training]] * [[Great Bite]] * [[Great Rend]] * [[Easy Shifting]] * [[Healing Factor]] * [[Improved Shifting]] * [[Ragewild Fighting]] * [[Reactive Shifting]] * [[Shifter Acrobatics]] * [[Shifter Agility]] * [[Shifter Defense]] …

  • Shifter Psychology

    Many shifters carry overt traits associated with their animal natures. Some are boorish or crude, while others are quiet and shifty. In addition to these behaviors, shifters share three main aspects of their psychology: a struggle with their powerful …

  • Shifter Life

    Shifters emphasize nothing so much as the ability to survive. Their games, their training, and even their magic all have at least subtle ties to the shifters’ keen survival instincts and well-known emphasis on self-reliance. * [[Leisure-Shifter | …

  • Shifter Society and Culture

    Spread over many nations and nearly always a minority population, shifters struggle to maintain a sense of racial unity and a cohesive view of their society and culture. Despite the efforts of community leaders and others who work to preserve a uniform …

  • Shifters and Other Races

    Shifters view members of other races with a great deal of suspicion. They have never felt like an integrated part of Khorvaire’s human-centric nations, and their self-reliant nature makes them slow to seek companionship or support from members of other …

  • Shifter Behavioral Traits

    Each shifter trait has some associated minor behavior that most of its members exhibit. As with other aspects of shifter psychology, these are general impressions of the shifter race as a whole rather than strict rules that every individual must adhere to …

  • The Removal of Bonds-Shifter

    Shifters believe that the reward for self-reliance is freedom. No shifter is comfortable with those who forcibly impose their will on others. While shifters cannot break free of their own physical forms in the way that a true lycanthrope can, they still …

  • The Journey Yet to Come-Shifter

    Self-reliance has long been the most important virtue in the shifter mind. The greatest heroes of shifter folklore are often described as remaining constantly ready for surprise encounters and drawing on great reserves of inner strength rather than asking …

  • The Beast Within-Shifter

    Shifters have a raw connection to instinct that members of other races seldom understand. Fueled by their ancient legacy, shifters hold within them extremes of emotion that strive to dominate their thoughts and actions. This raw inner turmoil comes forth …

  • Leisure-Shifter

    Shifters enjoy leisure activities that stress self-reliance and hone much-needed survival skills in a more relaxed environment. Shifter games often stress speed or stealth; they have little use for purely mental games such as chess. Shifters might bet on …

  • Art-Shifter

    Although shifters have little use for permanent or stationary art, they have perfected two art forms that accentuate their admiration for self-reliance and individuality. *Totem Braids:* Shifters often have intricate and unusual braids. The braids are …

  • Technology and Magic-Shifter

    Shifters believe in nothing as much as they believe in self-reliance, and they prefer tools they can carry with them at all times. Their technology, while not primitive, emphasizes the simple and portable rather than the grand achievements of the Five …

  • War-Shifter

    Warfare has touched the shifter race in many ways throughout history, but shifters have yet to be the driving force behind the conflicts. The fiercely independent shifter communities of the Eldeen Reaches skirmish with each other and with other creatures …

  • Societal Roles-Shifter

    As with any race, shifters include a diverse and interesting mix of individuals, but a few important roles in shifter society are unique to the race. *Moonspeaker:* From the rural communities of the Eldeen Reaches to shifter enclaves in the great …

  • Religion-Shifter

    Scarred by the suspicion that they endured during the crusade against lycanthropes, shifters remain suspicious of outside religions. Knowing their power to motivate members of other races, shifters view intense or conflict-prone religions as terrifying …

  • Shifter Holidays

    Shifters celebrate several racial holidays, although individual shifters and specific communities often celebrate other holidays linked to their own religious choices. h4. *Brightfest* A unique holiday that celebrates the coming of spring, …

  • History and Folklore-Shifter

    Recent shifter history has been shaped and tainted by the terrible zealotry of the Church of the Silver Flame. When the Church began its great crusade to rid the world of lycanthropy, it made little distinction between the rare and powerful true …

  • Language-Shifter

    Although shifters tend to share the language and idioms of the dominant race in the region they inhabit, a few phrases are more prevalent among shifters than among other races. * _Silvered:_ Shifters seldom use this word literally and more often use it …

  • Mutable Body

    Your enhanced control over your shapechanging ability grants you extra power from transmutation spells. *Prerequisite:* Shapechanger subtype. *Benefit:* At your option, transmutation spells cast on you are at +1 caster level. You must decide at the …

  • Reactive Shifting

    You can shift with a mere thought. *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]], Improved Initiative. *Benefit:* You can activate your racial shifting ability as an immediate action, allowing you to begin shifting even when flat-footed or when it’s not your turn. …

  • Shifter Agility

    Your heritage of speed and ferocity has honed your reflexes, allowing you to avoid attacks. *Prerequisite:* [[Shifter]] with the [[Shifter Traits | cliffwalk]], [[Shifter Traits | longstride]], or [[Shifter Traits | swiftwing]] trait. *Benefit:* You …

  • Shifter Instincts

    Your heritage has given you sharp senses and quick reflexes, and you have learned to trust your equally sharp instincts. *Prerequisite:* [[Shifter]]. *Benefit:* You gain a +1 bonus on Perception and Sense Motive checks, and a +2 bonus on initiative …

  • Shifter Savagery

    The bestial fury of your lycanthrope ancestors allows you to deal devastating strikes with your natural weapons. *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]] with the [[Shifter Traits | gorebrute]], [[Shifter Traits | longtooth]], or [[Shifter Traits | razorclaw trait …

  • Shifter Stamina

    Yours is a heritage of endurance and tenacity, and you can shrug off bruises and fatigue. *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]] with the [[Shifter Traits | beasthide]], [[Shifter Traits | truedive]], or [[Shifter Traits | wildhunt trait]], Endurance. * …

  • Battleshifter Training

    Your shifter fighting instincts grant you a sophisticated blend of defensive techniques and controlled attacks. *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]], base attack bonus +6. *Benefit:* Battleshifter Training enables the use of three tactical maneuvers when …

  • Ragewild Fighting

    You have mastered a merciless form of combat that emphasizes using brute strength to shatter your foes. *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]], Power Attack, base attack bonus +6. *Benefit:* Ragewild Fighting enables the use of three tactical maneuvers ( …

  • Easy Shifting

    *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]] *Benefit:* As a move action you may both maintain your shifting and move your speed. *Normal:* A shifter can take a move action to maintain his shifting without expending rounds from his daily pool. * Back to [[ …

  • Improved Shifting

    *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]] *Benefit:* While shifting you gain one additional shifter trait from the available options or one of your ability scores increases by + 2. If this would give you the same trait twice you gain the advanced benefit. Ability …

  • Weretouched Master

    *Prerequisites:* [[Shifter]], character level 5th *Benefit:* Choose one animal. By expending 2 rounds of shifting as a standard action, you may take the form of that animal as with _beast shape I_. After the first round, you maintain this form as with …

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