All month, we are sharing with you what is inside the Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness. Previously, we shared with you a wyrwood vigilante archetype. Today, we are sharing a a new shifter aspect for the lizardfolk.
Like so many classes options (like sorcerer bloodlines), this one can be used by anyone. This one just happens to be frequently used by lizardfolk.
The aspect of the alligator or crocodile, depending on the region of the shifter’s origins, grants exceptional maneuverability and stealth in aquatic environments, as well as fearsome combat prowess.
Minor Form: You gain a +4 competence bonus on Stealth checks while in water. This bonus increases to +6 at 8th level and +8 at 15th level. At 8th level, you can increase your base speed by 20 feet for 1 round as a free action, usable once per minute.
Major Form: Your shape changes to that of a crocodile. While in this form, you gain a swim speed of 30 feet, low-light vision, a primary bite attack with the grab ability (1d8 damage, +4 racial bonus to CMB when grappling) and a secondary tail slap attack (1d6 damage). At 8th level, your swim speed increases to 60 feet and you gain the death roll special attack and a +4 racial bonus to CMD against trip attempts. At 15th level, you gain Improved Natural Attack with your bite and tail slap attacks, and the reach of your tail slap attack becomes 10 feet.