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Questions tagged [lycanthropy]

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Do lycanthrope PCs gain darkvision?

The rules for Lycanthropes (MM, p. 207) say (emphasis mine): The character gains the lycanthrope's speeds in nonhumanoid form, damage immunities, traits, and actions that don't involve equipment. ...
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How do I adjust encounters to challenge my lycanthrope players without negating their cool new abilities?

Background: In my campaign, my players (each are level 5, having just finished LMOP, and have magic weapons) took up a quest for a group of lycanthropes, and as a reward, were bitten and granted ...
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Do werebeasts get Keen Hearing and Smell in human form?

Do werebeasts get Keen Hearing and Smell in human form? My PC is a werewolf. I was wondering if I'd have Keen Hearing and Smell in my humanoid form, or if that's just a hybrid/wolf form ability.
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How can this party locate the creature that cursed a PC with lycanthropy?

When we found a new player's PC washed up on a riverbank, the PC explained that some time ago he was kidnapped, afflicted with lycanthopy by his captor, and tossed into the river. The GM told the ...
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What size category is a wereraven in hybrid form?

Lycanthropes in general can shift between their humanoid, animal, and hybrid forms. In humanoid form they are Medium size and in animal form they are whatever size the animal normally is, but there is ...
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Would a caster know whether casting Remove Curse on a lycanthrope born that way was unsuccessful? [duplicate]

I have a player that's a born lycanthrope (weretiger), that was bitten by a known werebear. one of my other players is planning on casting remove curse on them. Would the caster know that the spell ...
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Does a PC lycanthrope druid gain a lycanthrope's resistances in humanoid form, and while Wild Shaped?

I am a DM playing through Out of the Abyss and have chosen to use Topsy and Turvy as pre-made characters for my players. I want them to be druids with the desire to control their lycanthropy. They are ...
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Are there rules for “uncontrollable lycanthropy”?

One of my players wants to create a character who transforms into a werewolf uncontrollably, either at night or specifically under a full moon, and then revert back to his human state when the sun ...
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Does a lycanthrope's AC change when shapechanged from a form wearing armor?

Weretigers (and all lyncathropes; Monster Manual p. 210) have the Shapechanger trait: The weretiger can use its action to polymorph into a tiger-humanoid hybrid or into a tiger, or back into its ...
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What is the downside of contracting lycanthropy?

Lycanthropy is described in the Monster Manual as a curse. Some members of our party contracted it from a pack of werewolves in a recent session, and we consulted the infobox in the Monster Manual to ...
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If a PC contracts lycanthropy (werewolf), do they gain the abilities in its stat block?

For example, do the PCs gain the shapechanger ability to change at will, the keen hearing and smell, and/or the damage immunities found in the Werewolf stat block (MM pg. 211)? Does the answer to ...
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What happens when you try to True Polymorph into a werewolf?

Okay, let's assume that a non-shapeshifter (Bob the human for example) is going to be polymorphed (Using True Polymorph) into a werewolf. What would be the most likely thing to happen? Would Bob be ...
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Will an electrum shortsword do bonus damage against lycanthropic creatures?

I found a +1 electrum shortsword during a campaign. I know the +1 will damage most lycanthropic creatures, but will the electrum do any bonus damage? I'm asking because I find it silly to pay a ...
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Does the werewolf get pack tactics in wolf form?

The werewolf shapechange ability states that it polymorphs into a wolf. Does that mean it gains pack tactics as an ability in wolf form?
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Lycanthrope's Natural Attacks and Dual Wielding?

I plan on making a druid character who later accepts the curse of lycanthropy into his body in order to control it, something like a shapeshifter from Baldur's Gate. Am I able to use the multi-attack ...
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Can a Monk with Lycanthropy use Flurry of Blows in Animal form?

I am about to begin playing a Pathfinder game in which I am playing an unchained monk. My character has the natural lycanthrope template applied and his animal form is that of a dire wolf. Can I ...
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Werebear Class Bonus Attacks

Looking at the werebear class description on the Realmshelp Page I am running into a conundrum.. At level one the werebear gains 2 claws and one bite attack. Does this mean that a lvl one werebear ...
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ECL of a Lycanthrope

The SRD states that a Lycanthrope has an LA of either +2 or +3, depending on whether it is afflicted or natural. Aside from that, its ECL is affected by several Racial Hit Dice, depending on what ...
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What are the differences between a Weretiger's animal and hybrid forms?

I'm currently making a weretiger character in D&D 3.5 and was wondering what all the listed differences are between its animal and hybrid forms. I don't need anything that would be considered ...
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Do unarmed attacks with silver gauntlets harm werewolves?

Exactly like the title says, do silver gauntlets count as a weapon and do damage for the purpose of lycanthrope immunity to non-silver, non-magical attacks?
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Do natural lycanthropes still receive racial bonuses from their base race?

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 ...
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Would a kenku have any objection to being infected with wereraven lycanthropy?

I recently had a look at the wereraven statistics from Curse of Strahd, and the way it looks to me is that this would be a really good offer for kenku. These are the changes I can see that a kenku ...
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What's the most practical clothing for a weretiger or other were animal?

Werewolves, and other similar shapechangers, are usually significantly larger in an animal or hybrid form than in their human form, so wearing clothes when they shift is a very bad idea. For this ...
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Can Werebeings Cast in their Hybrid Form?

Werebeings in D&D are powerful characters who are capable of transforming into specific beings, notably tigers, bears, and wolves, or hybrid human/beasts. The rules concerning the question are as ...
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Does Alter Self work with shape shifting?

I used to play a Lythari Elf Mage in 3.5e and now I want to play a Lythari Elf Sorcerer. Lythari Elves are special for their lycanthropic transformation powers: The lythari are a subrace of elves ...
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Do lycanthropes form “societies”?

The basic question here is; do lycanthropes form societies / packs / familial groups, and if so, are there any official or semi-official descriptions of what they're like? The Background I'm GMing ...
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Can a lycanthrope become undead without losing its lycanthrope template?

I have a player who is currently an afflicted lycanthrope, meaning he has contracted the curse of lycanthropy. He wants to eventually become undead (specifically, a mummy) and I know undead are immune ...
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Does natural armor of Sorcerer stack with lycanthropy?

My question is whether natural armor of a Sorcerer gained by Draconic Resilience (13 + Dex modifier) does stack with the bonus on natural armor by, e.g., the werebear template ('a +1 bonus to AC while ...
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What is the correct ability score adjustment for the Were-tiger template?

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 ...
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How to create a custom Lycanthrope in HeroForge Anew?

One of my players will probably end up becoming a Wereshark next session. To create our character sheets, we use HeroForge Anew. However, this program only recognises the Lycanthropes from the monster-...
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Can you make a PC who is a werewolf?

So I have a player that wants to play a werewolf, and I'm not sure if he can or can't. He's very interested in it, so is it possible for him to do this? And if so how does character creation work?
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Does Powerful Build apply to a goliath werebear's beast and hybrid forms?

I am playing a Goliath Barbarian and recently have contracted Lycanthropy of the Werebear variety. According to the MM on page 207 it states that a character who becomes a lycanthrope retains their ...
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Do Lycanthropes have immunity in their humanoid form?

I once made a encounter featuring a human that was in fact a humanoid, as the encounter went. I had him flee from a surprise round in order to get a better position from the players. But during that ...
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Do Lycanthropy's added hit dice count as character levels for Vow of Poverty?

I am starting in a D&D 3.5 game in a month or so and the DM has allowed me to play as a level 1 Human paladin with inflicted lycanthropy (werewolf specifically). I have decided to take the vow of ...
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Can a Werewolf actually hurt another Werewolf?

This came up today in Curse of Strahd. One of the werewolves wanted to aid the party in taking out some of her fellows. It occurred to me that a Werewolf in hybrid form does piercing (bite) and ...
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Does the 15 Strength effect apply when a PC is in their humanoid form?

The rules of lycanthropy on p207 of the Monster Manual state that a werewolf characters "gains a Strength of 15 if his or her score isn't already higher, and a +1 bonus to AC while in wolf or hybrid ...
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Do lycanthropes need to do damage in order to inflict the curse?

I'd like to clarify whether were-creatures need to do damage in order to have a chance of inflicting the lycanthropy curse. Considering the creature stats in isolation it would appear the answer is ...
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Can you be cursed with multiple types of lycanthropy?

Can a single humanoid be cursed with multiple types of lycanthropy ? Like let's say a Weretigerboar, or a Werewolfrat ?
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How can lycanthropy be cured?

We are playing the published adventure where they will most certainly encounter a wereboar. The wereboar has a Tusks attack, which can apply the wereboar lycanthropy curse on the target. If one of ...