Non-humanoid PC races?

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Hi guys! I'm planning to build some kind of Soul Eater, and I need help finding some non-humanoid races to meet the entry requirements.
Hi guys! I'm planning to build some kind of Soul Eater, and I need help finding some non-humanoid races to meet the entry requirements.


Easiest by far is warforged - not only is it not Humanoid (they're Constructs), it comes with a natural attack already (a weak slam, but it's enough to qualify). The second easiest is probably an Elan; they're LA+0 aberrations, but lack a default natural weapon. Generally speaking though they lend themselves well to psionic classes, but there's a tradeoff: While these tend to have easy access to natural-weapon powers (Claws of the Beast in particular), there is no full base attack psionic class, so you'll be delayed a bit.

Another popular way to get in involves tacking the Feral template (Savage Species) onto any other race of choice, as it gives you both natural weapons (good ones, too) and the correct type (monstrous humanoid) for just +1 LA, along with some other goodies. This is the method Caelic used on the infamous Boogeyman build (which also taps into War Shaper + Changeling cheese to get a lot of natural weapons to fuel Soul Eater abilites).

Incidentally, I'd like to thank you for being specific as to your goals. We don't see that enough here. And in this case, you got straight to the best answers, instead of doing a dance around nonhumanoid-shaped PC races (like the thri-kreen) before getting there.

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Honestly, I have no clue why, but I've had the feeling to play some sort of Warshaper/ Warhulk/ Soul Eater build in a campaign I'm joining. The mate that DMs the group understands how powerful I enjoy building character, so he's fine with templates and any source. It's also a gestalt campaign, so another reason why I want to have fun with it. Honestly though, I wonder how Warhulk would synergize with Soul Eater.
There would also be the Half-Giant and Goliath (XPH & Races of Stone, respectively).  Both are +1 LA with powerful build; neither is humanoid.  Unless I'm misremembering Goliath being a Monstrous Humanoid, of course.
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If you can use Dragon magazine, t'kel (Dragon 317, p28) would be handy. It's a +0 LA monstrous humanoid with two claws.

Isn't there one with a stinger?

There's abeil vassal (Monster Manual II), but it's +4 LA.

perhaps you could consult the soul eater handbook ( sorry I'm new and don't know how to link) but if you google it it will come right up.. Anyway it has recommended races and other ways to get in. Worst case it might show you a trick or tip
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Just on this random note if a changling shape shifts into a thri-kreen would it get the natural attacks? Might be neat with warshaper for a soul eater
Just on this random note if a changling shape shifts into a thri-kreen would it get the natural attacks?

The changeling's minor change shape ability is equivalent to a physical version of disguise self; it doesn't allow for drastic changes like extra limbs or the addition of natural attacks.

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