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Wererat-Kin Killers (CR 2)

Wererat-Kin Killers CR 2

XP 600
Male wererat-kin skinwalker (nightskulk) rogue 3
LE Medium humanoid (shapechanger, skinwalker)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 26 (3d8+9)
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +2
Defensive Abilities danger sense +1, evasion

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk shortsword +7 (1d6+3/19–20)
Ranged dagger +5 (1d4/19–20)
Special Attacks bleeding attack +2, distraction (DC 12), sneak attack +2d6

TACTICS

Before Combat Wererat-kin killers drink their potions of darkvision and assume bestial form with the distraction special ability before they attack.

During Combat Wererat-kin use their distraction ability to help position themselves around opponents so they can make sneak attacks in melee.

Morale Wererat-kin killers flee if reduced to 5 hp or less.

Base Statistics

In their human form, a wererat-kin killer statistics are:

Init +2; AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +2 Dex), Ref +5; Melee mwk shortsword +6 (1d6+2/19–20); Ranged dagger +5 (1d4/19–20); Dex +15; CMD 15; Skills Acrobatics +7, Disable Device +7, Sleight of Hand +7, Stealth +7 (+9 in urban environments).

STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +2; CMB +2; CMD 15
Feats Blind-fight, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (shortsword)
Skills Acrobatics +8, Bluff +6 (+2 vs. nonshapechanger humanoids in bestial form), Climb +5, Disable Device +8, Intimidate +4 (+0 vs. non-shapechanger humanoids in bestial form), Perception +7, Sense Motive +7, Sleight of Hand +8, Stealth +8 (+10 in urban environments); Racial Modifiers +2 Handle Animal and Stealth checks in urban environments, –4 on all Charisma and Charisma-based checks versus creatures without the shapechanger type while in bestial form.
Languages Common
SQ animal-minded, change shape (4/day, [bite, climb speed 30 ft., distraction, scent]), rogue talent (bleeding attack +2), trapfinding +1
Combat Gear potion of cure light wounds, potion of darkvision; Other Gear masterwork light trooper armor, dagger, masterwork shortsword, thieves’ tools, 32 gp

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Animal-Minded (Ex)

Wererat-kin have a +2 racial bonus on Handle Animal and Stealth checks in urban environments.

Change Shape (Su)

A skinwalker can change shape into a bestial form as a standard action. In bestial form, a wererat-kin gains a +2 racial bonus to Dexterity. While in this form, a skinwalker also takes on an animalistic feature which provides an additional special effect. Each time a wererat-kin assumes bestial form, she can choose to gain one of the following features:

  • A bite attack that deals 1d6 points of damage.
  • A Climb speed of 30 feet.
  • The distraction universal monster ability.
  • The scent ability with a 30-foot range.

The racial ability score bonus and additional feature last as long as the skinwalker remains in that form, and a skinwalker can remain in bestial form for as long as she wants. While in bestial form, a skinwalker takes a –4 penalty on Charisma and Charisma-based checks when interacting with humanoids that lack the shapechanger subtype.

A skinwalker can return to her humanoid form as a swift action. To change forms and gain a different benefit, a skinwalker must first return to her humanoid form then use her shapechange ability again. A skinwalker can shapechange into bestial form a number of times per day equal to 3 + 1/2 her character level.

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