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This exciting adaptation of the Pathfinder First Edition shifter brings the class to Second Edition, with expanded options for arcane, divine, occult, primal, and even alchemical shapeshifters! As a shifter, you study other creatures to assume their form, providing versatility through an adaptive martial class.

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Dustin D August 28, 2023 7:35 pm UTC
How on earth do we get the stats for the Forms? If i'm playing as a unicorn form what do I get stat wise? Do you ONLY get the things listed? Do you get an AC? How about attack routines? do I attack with my fist and have a unicorn head? How about Sinspawn form? Do you actually take the FORM of the thing, or just some form of aura?

Because this seems like It's more a mutant class - how shifts work is crystal clear. But how the FORMS works is super muddy, and seems like Wild shape is far and away a "better" shapeshifter. The forms never get heightened, or physically improved? This suffers from the problems the shifter did - everyone wanted a class that was better at SHAPECHANGING, not a class that gave you tentacles and a wolf's head. 1e Shifter was AWEFUL, just a horrid class. The 3rd party legendary shifter was nearly mandatory.

In all seriousness, I bought the book and have zero idea how to even play as this class at this point.
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Kevin W May 26, 2023 12:36 pm UTC
Man, this is a rather creative class and I love many of the ideas in it... But... It REALLY needed another draft. There are many things I'd love to say about it but I'll stick to two points: 1) Too many "Ask the GM" and "Have the GM do it" sections including the 19th level ability Novel Gestalt which has issues. 2) There are 7 attack shifts and a few are either under tuned or significantly more powerful, On the low end there is Venom Jaws which is near useless (You'd literally take it ONLY to deal 1d4 extra damage on a successful grapple) and on the upper end is Fire fist and Wild Claws. I don't even think Tentacle is even all that great given its grapple suffers -5 MAP.

Lastly it also suffers quite a bit from: "Where is all this free time coming from?". Wizards at max need 10 hours. Shifters need to lug around a corpse for 24 hours and there is little ability to control when you get forms (Plus the ENTIRE week of downtime to replace favorite forms). As silly as it is,...See more
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