NEW CLASS: THE LYCAN, V1

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All Right you werwolf fans, here comes the class that combines the humaniod with wolf, it's the LYcan, complete with all level powers and paragon paths.

This has been in the making for a while, be generous i'm a beginner at D&D
as some of you may know. all comments will be taken into account

EXCEOT THE ONES THAT MORE OR LESS **** ON THE LYCAN CLASS. SAYING THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE A CLASS ON IT'S OWN, JUST AN INFECTION. HERE'S A THOUGHT FOR THOSE PEOPLE: MULTICLASSING!

phew got that out of my system

here you are folks: enjoy

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“The beast within stirs at the moon’s call”

Class traits
Role: striker. You concentrate on facing you enemy head on, relying on instinct and experience. You prefer quick effective strikes combined with a hasty retreat.
Power source: Primal, you rely on your wolven instinct and experience to turn the tide of battle
Key abilities: Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom
Armour proficiencies: cloth, leather, hide
Weapon proficiencies: Simple melee, military melee, simple ranged.
Lycan weapon proficiency: you become proficient in the use of Lycan Claws and Lycan Teeth
Bonus to defence: +1 reflex +1 fortitude
Hit points at 1st level: 13 + constitution score
Hit points per level gained: 5
Healing surges per day: 6 + constitution modifier
Trained skills: Acrobatics and 4 of either, endurance, stealth, intimidate, insight, athletics, diplomacy and nature
Class features: wolf form, howl, rage of the moon, Lycan reflexes, Weapon preference, Lycan Weapon proficiency.

Lycans are warriors of instinct, often relying on heat of the moment decisions to turn the tide of battle. Beast or man, the Lycan strikes fast and sure then through use oft their heightened reflexes, darts out of the way of the foe’s avenging strike.
As a Lycan, you possess the ability to transform at will into a formidable wolf-beast, you can become a fearsome opponent capable of effortlessly tracking fleeing enemies, scaling difficult terrain with ease, when not as wolf, you take to battle wielding dual blades. In battle, will you fight with sword, or tooth & claw?
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Weapon preference:

Light weaponry preference: you prefer to use light weapons to rain quick successful blows on your foe. As a result of your preference you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls when using light blades and Lycan Claws

Heavy weaponry preference: you prefer to use heavy two handed weapons such as Greatswords to deal successful damaging blows. As a result of your preference you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls when using heavy blades and Lycan Teeth.
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Class features

wolf form
encounter [] primal, polymorph
standard action personal
effect; you transform into your wolf-beast form, low light vision, +2 to perception checks
special: you cannot transform while wearing humanoid armour, takes 1 round to transform.
Secondary special: in wolf form you are automatically equipped with werewolf claws, a pair of werewolf teeth and werewolf hide. These cannot be changed so long as you remain in this form.

Howl
Leasing a blood curdling howl shakes an enemy to their core
Encounter [] primal
Minor action close burst 3
Target: one creature
Effect: one enemy within range takes a -3/tier penalty to their AC

Lycan reflexes: You gain a +2 power bonus to attack rolls against enemies your up to one size bigger than yourself.


Rage of the beast
As you suffer a damaging blow, you become filled with the rage of the beast, unleashing a devastating strike of vengeance
Encounter
Free Action Personal
Effect: when you become bloodied as a result of a blow, you gain a +D10 bonus to 1 damage roll against the foe that struck you until the end of your next turn.

Lycan weapon proficiency: you become proficient with the weapons used in wolf form. You are able to Dual wield the Werewolf Claws without penalty.
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Overview

Characteristics: You combine brute strength and speed, dashing at the enemy to make you blow, then retreating out of harm’s way. You prefer to fight up close, but can attack at range if needed. Enemies will want to get rid of you first, giving your friends the opportunity to flank or surround your foes.
Religion: Lycans favor deities of change and nature, so Avandra, the Raven Queen, Moradrin, Sehanine, evil Lycans worship Gruumsh and Zehir
Races: the Elves, humans, eladrin, Half-Elf and Halfing all suit the path of the Lycan
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Wolf form equipment.

Weapon Prof. Damage Range Price Weight Group Properties
Werewolf
Claws
(one-handed) +3 1D6 - - - Light
Blade Off-Hand

Werewolf
Teeth
(two-handed) +3 1D10 - - - Heavy
Blade High-Crit




Hide Armor
(Light)
Armor
Bonus Minimum Enhancement
Bonus Check Speed Price Weight
Werewolf
Hide +3/6/9/
Tier - -1 - Special -



Lycan only feats;

The Lycan can
obviously use the other feats available to all classes. These are just the ones that only the Lycan can obtain.
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heroic

Pack alertness
Prerequisites: Lycan
Effect: you and all allies within 6 squares gain a +1 bonus to perception checks

Strength of the beast
Prerequisite: strength 15, Lycan
Effect; you gain a +2 bonus to melee damage rolls

Hide thickness
Prerequisites: Lycan
Effect: you gain a +1 bonus to your AC when in wolf form.

Paragon

Healing transformation
Prerequisite: Lycan
Effect: when shifting form wolf form to (Man) form, you can spend a healing surge as a free action to regain hit points equal to your surge value +1d6

beast meditation
Prerequisite: con 12
Effect: after meditating for at least 1 hour, it allows your next transformation into beast be with humanoid armour equipped. its bonuses do not apply to wolf form.

Epic

Meditation aura
Prerequisites: beast meditation , Lycan
Effect: allows the armour worn when transformed after using beast meditation, for it’s bonuses to be applied to wolf form

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

i am soooo sad and angry, when i copied all the powers. I deleted em, and they
didn't show up, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO powers boooooooooo hoooooooooooooooo

oh well, powers are not available at the moment.
All Right you werwolf fans, here comes the class that combines the humaniod with wolf, it's the LYcan, complete with all level powers and paragon paths.

This has been in the making for a while, be generous i'm a beginner at D&D
as some of you may know. all comments will be taken into account

EXCEOT THE ONES THAT MORE OR LESS **** ON THE LYCAN CLASS. SAYING THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE A CLASS ON IT'S OWN, JUST AN INFECTION. HERE'S A THOUGHT FOR THOSE PEOPLE: MULTICLASSING!

phew got that out of my system

here you are folks: enjoy

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“The beast within stirs at the moon’s call”

Class traits
Role: striker. You concentrate on facing you enemy head on, relying on instinct and experience. You prefer quick effective strikes combined with a hasty retreat.
Power source: Primal, you rely on your wolven instinct and experience to turn the tide of battle
Key abilities: Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom
Armour proficiencies: cloth, leather, hide
Weapon proficiencies: Simple melee, military melee, simple ranged.
Lycan weapon proficiency: you become proficient in the use of Lycan Claws and Lycan Teeth
Bonus to defence: +1 reflex +1 fortitude
Hit points at 1st level: 13 + constitution score
Hit points per level gained: 5
Healing surges per day: 6 + constitution modifier
Trained skills: Acrobatics and 4 of either, endurance, stealth, intimidate, insight, athletics, diplomacy and nature
Class features: wolf form, howl, rage of the moon, Lycan reflexes, Weapon preference, Lycan Weapon proficiency.

Lycans are warriors of instinct, often relying on heat of the moment decisions to turn the tide of battle. Beast or man, the Lycan strikes fast and sure then through use oft their heightened reflexes, darts out of the way of the foe’s avenging strike.
As a Lycan, you possess the ability to transform at will into a formidable wolf-beast, you can become a fearsome opponent capable of effortlessly tracking fleeing enemies, scaling difficult terrain with ease, when not as wolf, you take to battle wielding dual blades. In battle, will you fight with sword, or tooth & claw?
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Weapon preference:

Light weaponry preference: you prefer to use light weapons to rain quick successful blows on your foe. As a result of your preference you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls when using light blades and Lycan Claws

Heavy weaponry preference: you prefer to use heavy two handed weapons such as Greatswords to deal successful damaging blows. As a result of your preference you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls when using heavy blades and Lycan Teeth.
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Class features

wolf form
encounter [] primal, polymorph
standard action personal
effect; you transform into your wolf-beast form, low light vision, +2 to perception checks
special: you cannot transform while wearing humanoid armour, takes 1 round to transform.
Secondary special: in wolf form you are automatically equipped with werewolf claws, a pair of werewolf teeth and werewolf hide. These cannot be changed so long as you remain in this form.

Howl
Leasing a blood curdling howl shakes an enemy to their core
Encounter [] primal
Minor action close burst 3
Target: one creature
Effect: one enemy within range takes a -3/tier penalty to their AC

Lycan reflexes: You gain a +2 power bonus to attack rolls against enemies your up to one size bigger than yourself.


Rage of the beast
As you suffer a damaging blow, you become filled with the rage of the beast, unleashing a devastating strike of vengeance
Encounter
Free Action Personal
Effect: when you become bloodied as a result of a blow, you gain a +D10 bonus to 1 damage roll against the foe that struck you until the end of your next turn.

Lycan weapon proficiency: you become proficient with the weapons used in wolf form. You are able to Dual wield the Werewolf Claws without penalty.
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Overview

Characteristics: You combine brute strength and speed, dashing at the enemy to make you blow, then retreating out of harm’s way. You prefer to fight up close, but can attack at range if needed. Enemies will want to get rid of you first, giving your friends the opportunity to flank or surround your foes.
Religion: Lycans favor deities of change and nature, so Avandra, the Raven Queen, Moradrin, Sehanine, evil Lycans worship Gruumsh and Zehir
Races: the Elves, humans, eladrin, Half-Elf and Halfing all suit the path of the Lycan
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Wolf form equipment.

Weapon Prof. Damage Range Price Weight Group Properties
Werewolf
Claws
(one-handed) +3 1D6 - - - Light
Blade Off-Hand

Werewolf
Teeth
(two-handed) +3 1D10 - - - Heavy
Blade High-Crit




Hide Armor
(Light)
Armor
Bonus Minimum Enhancement
Bonus Check Speed Price Weight
Werewolf
Hide +3/6/9/
Tier - -1 - Special -



Lycan only feats;

The Lycan can
obviously use the other feats available to all classes. These are just the ones that only the Lycan can obtain.
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heroic

Pack alertness
Prerequisites: Lycan
Effect: you and all allies within 6 squares gain a +1 bonus to perception checks

Strength of the beast
Prerequisite: strength 15, Lycan
Effect; you gain a +2 bonus to melee damage rolls

Hide thickness
Prerequisites: Lycan
Effect: you gain a +1 bonus to your AC when in wolf form.

Paragon

Healing transformation
Prerequisite: Lycan
Effect: when shifting form wolf form to (Man) form, you can spend a healing surge as a free action to regain hit points equal to your surge value +1d6

beast meditation
Prerequisite: con 12
Effect: after meditating for at least 1 hour, it allows your next transformation into beast be with humanoid armour equipped. its bonuses do not apply to wolf form.

Epic

Meditation aura
Prerequisites: beast meditation , Lycan
Effect: allows the armour worn when transformed after using beast meditation, for it’s bonuses to be applied to wolf form

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That is soooo awesome! Man i really wish it was a real class, cuz i would definitly pick it (how cool would a dragonborn lycan be?) but methinks that Lycan Reflexs should give a bonus to your Reflex defense or your Dex. And Howl should aid your friends. But still the Lycan class is EPIC.
However option two is this:

had you plundered the black box from the 1980s you would have the lycanthropy template which declares 'Mammals' to be a potential lycanthrope form - and as Human is a Mammal - Human is a potential Wereform -

This is important because as we look at Lycanthrope (Lycan) in its protoindoeuropean meanings Lycan is 'Lik-Ansu' meaning 'Body/form-demon', however the word 'ansu' (demon) breaks down into 'an-su' meaning 'ancestor - swine'. So Lycan means 'having the body of an ancestor -swine'. This is an extremly valuable term because Lycan can be used to refer to 'having the body of the ancestors' - meaning 'neanderthal cavemen' so basically Lycan is anyone who is 'abnormally large, hairy and powerful' reminiscent of the ancestors.


Anyway back to our 1980s Lycanthrope template -

AC is improved by 6 (for small lycans), by 4 (for human lycans), and 2 (for large lycans).
HD x8 for small, x2 for medium, x 1.2 for large
Movement: Double speed

Attack: Existing attack forms + Weapon (meaning potentially two attacks per round for a weapon using werehuman)
Damage: +2 (for small lycans), +4 Medium lycans, +6 Large Lycans

So lets call it a pure strain lycan.

 
The Citadel Megadungeon: http://yellowdingosappendix.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/the-citadel-mega-dungeon-now-with-room.html
First look:

- STR/DEX/WIS is a solid foundation for any class

- The transformation power could be cleaned up a bit. Instead of saying "takes one turn to transform", just say that these changes are applied at the end of the character's turn.

- Howl is quite vague. As written, does not have a duration on its debuff, and it scales up to a ridiculous amount. -9 to AC means EVERYONE EVER hits on 2s

- lycan reflexes does not make sense to me. On top of that, a +2 bonus based on something as variable as the size is more deserving of a feat slot, and +2 to attack rolls is quite big

- rage of the beast is iffy, 1d10 to one damage roll, against the guy that bloodied you...

The class is defined as a striker but lacks any definitive type of striker feature. So aim for
- a damage bonus with a relatively easy condition / ease of application and/or... (Ranger's quarry, sorcerer's boost, etc)
- an accuracy booster (rogue's +1 with daggers, avenger's oath of enmity)

Depending on what at wills the Lycan will have available, the class will need an appropriate striker feature.
-Rangers get the almightly twin strike, so they only get tier*d6 on hunter's quarry, plus prime strike if they are ranged
-rogues get basic at wills far from the level of twin strike, they use smaller dice for their weapons. If they opt for daggers (smallest attack dice in the game), they get a universal +1 to attacks. Regardless, they get +2/3/5d6 (effectively d8 with one feat) once per turn conditional on combat advantage.

so for the lycan, perhaps give it some additional bonuses (incentives) to use the claws and teeth. Attack roll bonuses don't seem to fit this class, so find some way to slap on a nice damage boost....