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Playing a natural born weretiger, as opposed to one who was afflicted with it. I'm several levels in, and now I wonder if I've made a mistake. Should my racial bonuses as a human still apply, since that's what I am when I'm not in my animal or hybrid form?

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Being a lycanthrope changes neither a creature's race nor its type (despite the lycanthrope gaining the subtype shapechanger), so a lycanthrope keeps the features and traits of its race. Even a natural lycanthrope has a race like human or elf rather than, for instance, the creature's race being lycanthrope or weretiger. This means, for example, a human weretiger keeps its bonus feat and extra skill points.

However, ask the DM if the extra skill points due to being human apply to the human weretiger's animal Hit Dice. Cooper's Compendium of Corrected Creatures says No, but your DM's opinion may differ.

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