Just a quick question. Where is Greater Doppelganger (Bookwise)?
Never heard of it. The doppelgänger can be found in MM1 and Races of Dedtiny, though.
Monsters of Faerun, pg 35
This is a 3rd edition book though which I don't believe was ever updated to 3.5 so there would be some adjustments that would have to be made to use it using 3.5 rules.
The master transmogrifist is slowed down on their access to supernatural abilities by their delayed casting, and it wouldn't really combine with their prestige class abilities (since the consumed forms aren't favoured shapes, and consume identity isn't one of the specified spells).
You'd find more abuse with it through just regular shapechange, and you could access it earlier with something like Assume Supernatural Ability, but it still ultimately depends on you killing a Medium humanoid victim who is strong enough to be useful (and on doing that on a daily basis, since you'll lose your collected personalities every time your greater doppelganger form runs out).
If you're already dominating people, eating their brains to make use of their abilities is adding an unnecessary step, especially since the dominate effects last a lot longer than the shapechanging ones. I mean, it's probably adding a level of fun, but in terms of the benefits, it seems like you'd end up using more powerful effects to access less powerful ones.
Mind you, it would be easier to evaluate if the consume identity ability was clearer about what it was actually doing in terms of game mechanics.
Looking into it I kind of see your point on the actual statistics of the ability being vague. I would assume class abilities since it explicitly mentions the lack of cleric spell casting past level 2 spells, but it's access is restricted if the creature acts outside of alignment standards, so i suppose it balances itself out.
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