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Vermin Wild Shape
« Topic Start: December 15, 2011, 06:25:37 AM »
Ways to get access to vermin forms

Vermin Shape (ECS 62) feat
require: druid5, nongood, child of winter
benefit: lose access to animal forms, get access to vermin forms

Wild Shape (Waste Vermin) (Sandstorm 47)
10th level druid alternative class feature
lose one wild shape use per day, gain access to "waste" vermin forms

Vestment of Verminshape (DMG2 273)
20000 gp, get access to vermin forms, no strings attached

City-Shape (Cityscape web enhancement)
5th level druid alternative class feature
slower size progression (max. large), can shape to both animals and vermin; lose plant shape, gain swarm shape

Spider-Shape (DotU 58)
5th level druid alternative class feature
lose animal forms, gain monstrous spider forms (only the spiders from MM (?))

Vermin forms are generally weaker and less numerous than animal forms. Giving up animal forms is a very high price to pay and a flavor decision. Some notable forms are listed below:

NameSizeHDAC/touchAbilitiesAttacksMisc
Giant Cockroach (Ud)M420/1621/18/161 melee, stench (DC15 vs nausea)40, climb
Giant Bee (SRD)M314/12--fly 80 good
Monstrous Crab (Storm)M316/1015/11/122 melee, improved grab (+6), constrict 2d6+220
Dire Maggot (LiM)S619/1313/15/121 melee+poison40, climb
Lesser Knell Beetle (MM3)M620/1118/12/183 melee, rend, trample (2d8+6/DC17), shake the earth40, burrow
Giant Stag Beetle (SRD)L719/923/10/171 melee, trample 2d8+3/DC1920
Sword Spider (MonoF)L517/918/10/149 melee, impalement, poison20, climb
Spitting Spider (DotU)L718/1222/17/183 melee; ranged touch (spit), dex poison, pounce40, climb
Large Monstrous Crab (Storm)L618/921/11/122 melee, constrict, improved grab (+13)20
Monstrous CrabL719/1122/14/212 melee, constrict, improved grab (+14), powerful claws40, swim
Giant Praying Mantis (SRD)L414/819/8/152 melee, improved grab (+8)fly 40 poor
Giant Wasp (SRD)L514/1018/12/141 melee+poisonfly 60 good
Monstrous ToebiterL1018/1026/13/203 melee, poison, improved grab (+12), blood drain20, swim
Knell Beetle (MM3)L1224/926/10/233 melee, rend, trample (4d6+12/DC24), shake the earth50, burrow
Chelicera (MM3)M1219/1414/19/123 melee, improved grab, blood drain30
Tangle Terror (DotU)M1222/1414/19/181 melee+poison; web 8/day, mad.webs (confusion)30, climb
Leechwalker (MM2)M1312/1018/11/162 melee+wounding, improved grab (+4), blood drink30, swim
Widowmaker (DotU)L1324/1220/17/221 melee+poison; improved grab (+9), blood drain30, climb
Bonespear (FF)L1527/1222/17/193 melee, 2 ranged, poison, attach, drag, horns40
Huge Monstrous Crab (Storm)H1222/825/11/142 melee, constrict, improved grab (+19)30

SRD vermin: http://www.d20srd.org/indexes/monsters.htm
Wizards monster list: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/lists/monsters&tablefilter=vermin
searchable list: http://www.imarvintpa.com/dndLive/FindMonster.php
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 05:42:35 AM by cru »