Shifter

Shifter Traits
Shifters are descended from halflings and lycanthropes. Although they cannot fully change to animal form, they can take on animalistic features by a process they call shifting. As a shifter, you have the following racial traits.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
  • Size. Shifters are about the same size as halflings. Your size is Small.
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
  • Darkvision. Your lycanthropic heritage grants you the ability to see in dark conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
  • Shifting. On your turn, you can shift as a bonus action. Shifting lasts for 1 minute or until you end it on your turn as a bonus action.
    While shifting, you gain temporary hit points equal to your level + your Constitution bonus (minimum of 1). You also gain a feature that depends on your shifter subrace, described below. You must finish a short or long rest before you can shift again.
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of choice.
  • Subrace. Several subraces of shifter exist, each with its own animalistic features. Choose one of the options below.

Beasthide
As a beasthide shifter, you are especially tough and persistent in battle.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
  • Shifting Feature. While shifting, you gain a +1 bonus to AC.

Cliffwalk
Your cliffwalk heritage grants you the agility of a mountain goat.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
  • Shifting Feature. While shifting, you gain a climb speed of 30 feet.

Longstride
Longstride shifters are fleet and elusive.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
  • Shifting Feature. While shifting, you can use the Dash action as a bonus action.

Longtooth
As a longtooth shifter, you are a ferocious combatant.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1.
  • Shifting Feature. While shifting, you can make a bite attack as an action. This is a melee weapon attack that uses Strength for its attack roll and damage bonus and deals 1d6 piercing damage. If this attack hits a target that is your size or smaller, the target is also grappled.

Razorclaw
As a razorclaw shifter, you make swift, slashing strikes in battle.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
  • Shifting Feature. While shifting, you can make an unarmed strike as a bonus action. You can use your Dexterity for its attack roll and damage bonus, and this attack deals slashing damage.

Wildhunt
Your wildhunt heritage makes you a consummate tracker and survivor.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.
  • Shifting Feature. While shifting, you gain advantage on all Wisdom-based checks and saving throws.

Character Creation

Shifter

Kelia Lyranthe