arrivederci, megido Registered Member #1403
Joined: 3:11:09 am GMT 02/26/09
Shapes no longer have their respective weapon bonuses; the drow warrior shape doesn't get the Drow Venomblade +3 nor does the lizardfolk whipmaster keep the Shocking Whip. However, shapes with weapons do merge the Shifter's weapon bonuses (if there were any to start with). This was done to balance the class against others.
For example, previously a Shifter holding a weapon with 1d4 fire damage would obtain a Drow Venomblade with the following stats: +3 enhancement bonus, On Hit: Poison, 1d4 acid damage, 1d4 fire damage. With the Thain implementation, the only bonus would be 1d4 fire damage
In order to add more RP venues for Shifters, new alternate shapes are available, most of them being of non-evil alignment. The "/shapes" command or the emote wand can be used to switch from primary to secondary shapes.
Registered Member #23985
Joined: 10:36:47 pm GMT 02/08/16
It says here Greater Wildshape IV "Dire Tiger" as the default, yet I believe it is panther. This may not be true of shifter, but upon reaching 12th level of Druid, he receives the improved forms (dire forms) - except panther. I was wondering if this can be changed to dire tiger, for all the other improved shapes are dire forms, except the panther which becomes stronger, but is still basic panther in appearance. The change would be cosmetic, yet match the other forms.