A shapeshifting class..


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I'd really love to see a class or archetype in another class, that basically does the druids wildshape without having to have the treehugger class feature.


Try mighty Godling. It has a shapeshifting option that you can take. It's not the main focus of the class, but it get's the job done.


Here is SmiloDan's Evolver. There were some others too but you would have to sift through homebrew section with search function.

EDIT: Here is another try at a shapeshifter.

Grand Lodge

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Ævux wrote:
I'd really love to see a class or archetype in another class, that basically does the druids wildshape without having to have the treehugger class feature.

Where did you get the idea that Druids are tree huggers? Unless they're hippies from the 70's, Druids are anything other than flower children. Ask the ancient Romans sometime.


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LazarX wrote:
Ævux wrote:
I'd really love to see a class or archetype in another class, that basically does the druids wildshape without having to have the treehugger class feature.

Where did you get the idea that Druids are tree huggers? Unless they're hippies from the 70's, Druids are anything other than flower children. Ask the ancient Romans sometime.

I dunno..maybe this..

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A druid who ceases to revere nature, changes to a prohibited alignment, or teaches the Druidic language to a nondruid loses all spells and druid abilities (including her animal companion, but not including weapon, armor, and shield proficiencies). She cannot thereafter gain levels as a druid until she atones (see the atonement spell description).


Treehugger != reveres nature.

This very idea is either the second or third most requested and most written class in this forum. Try searching around. There's one already on the front page of this forum.


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Cheapy wrote:

Treehugger != reveres nature.

This very idea is either the second or third most requested and most written class in this forum. Try searching around. There's one already on the front page of this forum.

So how is showing devoted deferential honor to nature not treehugging? I mean granted, there are cave druids.. but then that's cavehugging.

You can't wear metal armor specifically cause it is man made and hurts your tunement to natures.

Liberty's Edge

I'd suggest you look into the secrets of the taskshaper by rite publishing.

Also, keep in mind nature can be more ferocious, destructive, and wild than anything mankind can make. Druids can just as easily revere that aspect of nature, fires wipe out woodlands but the woodlands come back stronger for it.


It's already been done. Look up the Synthesist archetype for the summoner and alter the fluff.


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That isn't "already done". That's just have ONE alt form. Not at all a shapeshifting class, regardless of how much fluff you change a club will never be a laser from the sky.


Wanted to thank shadowcatX for the mention of The Secrets of the Taskshaper.

Steve Russell
Rite Publishing


Alright, here's my take on this. Sure, druids revere nature, so yeah, they worship it. That also means that they take the destructive aspects with the kindly bits. A storm-themed druid might use a hurricane to destroy her foes, regardless of the fact that the environment in the surrounding area has been flooded, killing a solid percentage of the terrestrial animal life and stifling lower-positioned plant life, and that would be ok.

Why? Because the storm is a part of nature too. Its not the destruction of life that peeves druids (save for the NG ones, perhaps), Its the despoiling of it. Natural disasters are easy for life to recover from, because they are already adapted to do just that. Parts of nature fed to the fires of industry do not recover so easily, and that's what druids are really against.

So its not about protecting the trees for the tree's sake, but rather to keep the natural order.

Have you ever looked over the druid spell list, especially at higher levels? They are absolutely devastating with spells like Storm of Vengance, Elemental Swarm, and Polar Midnight. Tree-huggers? Riiiiiigght.

Silver Crusade

Epic Meepo made the Rage Warped barbarian that does just this and simulate evolution surge/shapeshifting when raging.
I did the Host alchemist, and a Master of Many Shapes druid that both may assume what you are searching for.


The Secrets of the Taskshaper, and 10 Taskshaper Feats

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