Does were-creature's level 10 hybrid form count as "humanoid" for the wording of Wild Shape?

  • A Wererat/bear/wolf's level 10 feature says "When you use the [animal] shape power, you can assume the form of a humanoid-[animal] hybrid instead..."

  • Wild Shape says "You change from your humanoid form to beast form..."

So what I'm asking is, can you Wild Shape from the were-creature's hybrid form to another beast form?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Just curious, why would you want to in the first place when you can use both Beast Form and non-Beast Form powers in hybrid mode? \$\endgroup\$ Oct 17, 2016 at 4:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Mainly for the shifting effects that Agile Form/Pouncing Form give when you Wild Shape from humanoid form to beast form. \$\endgroup\$
    – T. Smit
    Oct 17, 2016 at 9:17

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In the monster manual, lycanths are considered humanoids who can use the change shape to swap to a [whatever animal].

The combat tactics refer to the "natural hybrid form" i.e. the form presented in the template with the stats, abilities, etc. This form is considered to be a humanoid. Thus, since Wild Shape allows you to change from humanoid to beast, you can.

Still not convinced?

The Monster Manual defines Humanoid as:

"Humanoid monsters are usually bipedal, but some have monstrous or animalistic characteristics, such as the squidlike head of a mind flayer or the serpentine body of a yuan-ti abomination"

Clearly, that fits a hybrid were-creature.

So in conclusion, Since a were-creature is considered "humanoid" by the monster manual, then a Druid can switch to beast for using Wild Shape


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