I have a character who uses the were-tiger template but I'm slightly confused at the example on the pfsrd

The actual were template says

Ability Scores: +2 Wis, –2 Cha in all forms; +2 Str, +2 Con in hybrid and animal forms. Lycanthropes have enhanced senses but are not fully in control of their emotions and animalistic urges...

But in the example were-tiger they give the human form's STR stat is 13, but the hybrid form's STR is 23. Was this a typo or is the were-tiger template different?


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You need to read the entire section on ability scores. Literally immediately after the line you quote is

In addition to these adjustments to the base creature’s stats, a lycanthrope’s ability scores change when he assumes hybrid or animal form. In human form, the lycanthrope’s ability scores are unchanged from the base creature’s form. In animal and hybrid form, the lycanthrope’s ability scores are the same as the base creature’s or the base animal’s, whichever ability score is higher.

So in hybrid or animal form, the weretiger has the Strength score of a tiger, which is indeed 23.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh freaking hell Facepalm I even read that part but for some reason it didn't click. \$\endgroup\$
    – Aaron
    Feb 27, 2017 at 16:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ but would it not gain the +2 to the str as well? so it would be 25 would it not? \$\endgroup\$
    – Firealarm
    Jul 13, 2018 at 14:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Ozuma No, "these adjustments" are "to the base creature's stats," not to the stats of any of the other forms. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Jul 13, 2018 at 14:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ hmm okay i just saw the "in hybrid or animal from" bit and thought i should ask \$\endgroup\$
    – Firealarm
    Jul 13, 2018 at 16:16

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