About Stormy Weathers
Druid Spells Prepared (CL 6th; concentration +9)
Spells Cast -
Languages Common, Druidic, Dwarven, Sylvan, Undercommon
Coin: 370 gp, 9 sp, 9 cp
Beast Shape I: When you cast this spell, you can assume the form of any Small or Medium creature of the animal type. If the form you assume has any of the following abilities, you gain the listed ability: climb 30 feet, fly 30 feet (average maneuverability), swim 30 feet, darkvision 60 feet, low-light vision, and scent.
Small animal: If the form you take is that of a Small animal, you gain a +2 size bonus to your Dexterity and a +1 natural armor bonus.
Medium animal: If the form you take is that of a Medium animal, you gain a +2 size bonus to your Strength and a +2 natural armor bonus.
— Medium Animal
— Small Animal
Dog — for when you don’t want to be noticed. Generally less good than a cat, due to cats prowling on their own more often, but still handy.
Beast Shape II: Significantly better than Beast Shape I. Now the movements can reach 60 feet (and Fly maneuverability up to good). Grab, pounce, and Trip are received if the animal has the ability. If you take the form of a tiny animal, you get a +4 Dex, -2 Str, Large you get +4 Str, -2 Dex and +4 NA.
Form options to consider:
Dire Ape: No rend for you, but a large sized creature with 3 primary attacks, 10 foot reach, a climb speed (30'), low light vision and scent. The reach is really the selling point here.
Bat, Dire: You can actually become a flying mount, which is certainly handy. Also, you can get a (good) maneuverability on fly (40'). A large creature.
Dire Wolf: For trip. That's really the main reason to take this form.
Heavy Horse: Specifically you may want this form for 3 reasons. First, you can get barding for this form very easily. Second, you can carry a rider, which may be very valuable if you plan ahead with another character, and third, you are going to be allowed in pretty much any town or city. The form otherwise isn't too bad. You get 3 attacks (2 of which are secondary) a decent move of 50', low light and scent. Definitely a step down otherwise from Dire Tiger.
Tiger, Dire (Smilodon)
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +12