Playing in a 3.5e/PF cross-over campaign. My character is using the Urban Druid (Dragon Compendium variant, p. 57) base class as his main class (with some DM tweaks).
My question relates to the Urban Shape component (which the DM did not change really). It says that you can (at the appropriate levels) Urban Shape into an animated object. Now, I'm beginning to realize this just might be surprisingly broken. For starters..
In addition to the normal effects of urban shape, the urban druid also gains all of the animated object's extraordinary special attacks and special qualities, including any defenses gained from the construct type. Her type changes to construct for the duration of the animated object form. A druid who becomes an animated object has no Constitution score for as long as he remains an animated object. The urban druid gains bonus hit points based on his size while an animated object, as usual for a construct.
So...I think that's enough to be total borked right there, because being a construct is a ridiculously good benefit, and at-will access to no Con score is nuts. Still, that's not too much of the concern here.
I've realized I can become anything I want, and ditched gear (I've done things to get tons of extra urban shape uses, and because this is a PF crossover I get limitless Urban Shapes by lvl 20). Need a ladder? I'm the ladder. Need a boat? I'm the boat. Need a wagon? I'm the wagon. Need a rope? etc.
Animated objects, however, originally struck me as utility shapes, and I was using my spells and some abilities I got from variant multiclassing to do combat. Then I realize that with some of my gear (X of the Beast set) I have access to changing shape as a swift action.
Now, here's the interesting part. Urban Druid limits what objects you can become (oh, yes, you can literally become objects, not just animated objects...actual objects...one thing it mentions are "doors"...), but not what animated objects.
So, in combat, I have started taking the form of a Dire Bat or Owl, flying high over my enemies, and then Urban Shaping into an animated steel and lead bank safe. And then falling on them.
"Rock falls, everyone dies" is more fun when you are the rock, I've discovered.
My question is thus:
What really are the limitations on my animated object Urban Shape? Is this as totally unbounded borkedy borked as I think?