SRD Talk:Lycanthrope

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Wrong herb listed as a cure[edit]

"Curing Lycanthropy An afflicted character who eats a sprig of belladonna (also called wolfsbane) within 1 hour of a lycanthrope’s attack can attempt a DC 20 Fortitude save to shake off the affliction. If a healer administers the herb, use the character’s save bonus or the healer’s Heal modifier, whichever is higher. The character gets only one chance, no matter how much belladonna is consumed. The belladonna must be reasonably fresh (picked within the last week). However, fresh or not, belladonna is toxic. The character must succeed on a DC 13 Fortitude save or take 1d6 points of Strength damage. One minute later, the character must succeed on a second DC 13 save or take an additional 2d6 points of Strength damage. A remove disease or heal spell cast by a cleric of 12th level or higher also cures the affliction, provided the character receives the spell within three days of the lycanthrope’s attack. The only other way to remove the affliction is to cast remove curse or break enchantment on the character during one of the three days of the full moon. After receiving the spell, the character must succeed on a DC 20 Will save to break the curse (the caster knows if the spell works). If the save fails, the process must be repeated. Characters undergoing this cure are often kept bound or confined in cages until the cure takes effect. Only afflicted lycanthropes can be cured of lycanthropy."

Belladonna is of the Solanacae 'tomato' family, and is more commonly known as deadly nightshade.... Wolfsbane/Monkshood (Better knows as Aconitum) is from the Ranunculacae 'buttercup' family.

Tl;dr .... Belladonna = Deadly Nightshade .... Aconitum = Wolfsbane

Chelsea 05:13 PM (EST), 29 February 2016

Wrong Alignment Listed[edit]

The table of common Lycanthropes lists wererats as Chaotic Evil, while the monster manual says that they are in fact Lawful Evil. -- Shelby 18:25, 28 April 2014 (MDT)

Bad Link[edit]

The Hill Giant Dire Wereboar link is messed up. Use this one instead [[SRD:Hill Giant Dire Wereboar|Hill Giant Dire Wereboar]]. --Ganteka 16:12, 28 October 2008 (MDT)

Got it. Thanks. --Dmilewski 06:58, 29 October 2008 (MDT)

Clarify the terminology[edit]

It may be worth mentioning that the word "Lycanthrope" is used here to refer "Therianthropes", that is, were-creatures of all sorts.

My understanding is that therianthropes" are human-animal hybrids. For example, a minotaur or a centaur. --Dmilewski 17:18, 26 February 2009 (MST)

Damage Reduction[edit]

it is said 'An afflicted lycanthrope in animal or hybrid form has damage reduction 5/silver. A natural lycanthrope in animal or hybrid form has damage reduction 10/silver.' Does that mean a man bitten by a pure werewolf will have 5/silver dr and pure werewolf will have the 10/silver dr ?? --Arphon 03:23, 16 March 2009 (MDT)

Someone that was born a Lycanthrope has DR 10/Silver and a person that has became a Lycanthrope later in life has DR 5/Silver. --Sabre070 04:34, 16 March 2009 (MDT)
Thank you :) --Arphon 08:55, 18 March 2009 (MDT)

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

I'm having trouble finding out whether a Lychanthrope keeps his/her weapons and equipment when it changes into its animal form (much like how a Druid does) and loses the ability to use it while in animal form, or if it transforms apart from any worn and carried weapons and equipment and will resume humanoid form naked. --Juan Valdez77 10:12, 7 July 2009 (MDT)

Yes, that is vague. Lycanthrope was meant for monsters, where these questions don't matter much. Use by players is problem. YMMV. --Dmilewski 15:53, 10 July 2009 (MDT)

Wereshark Confusion[edit]

I found an interesting peculiarity in adding the lycanthropy template with an aquatic animal, such as a shark: the base creature does not gain the aquatic subtype, or anything that would indicate the water-breathing trait, so the wereshark would drown underwater, even in animal form. If I had to make the call as a DM, I would only allow base creatures that already have the water or aquatic subtype to take on an aquatic animal lycanthropy. --FreeHands 14:12, 23 January 2011 (MST)

The description of the the alternate form ability says "The creature retains the type and subtype of its original form. It gains the size of its new form. If the new form has the aquatic subtype, the creature gains that subtype as well." —Sledged (talk) 15:13, 23 January 2011 (MST)
That is not included in the MM, but it makes a lot of sense. Thanks for clearing that up. --FreeHands 17:57, 19 February 2011 (MST)

Hit Dice and Book?[edit]

Could someone tell me how exactly the Hit Dice for a Lycanthropy works? I am cusrious, because I would like to make a Lycanthropy character, but am having trouble with the term "Hit Dice" used here. Also: I need to find out what book this is from. My DM is running a Pathfinder and allowing us to use DnD 3.5 Material as long as it is from a book from WotC or D20, so I need to know what book it is before I can use this. --AlphaFang 14:12, 23 January 2011 (MST)

Because it is marked "SRD" you know it comes from the Monster Manual, DMG, or PHB. You can think of Hit Dice as "levels of Animal". If you get 3 HD of tiger, think of it as "3 levels of tiger". This gives you bonuses to HP, BAB, and Saves just as levels of Fighter or Wizard would. --Badger 22:05, 5 June 2011 (MDT)

Lycanthrope Type/Subtype[edit]

I was caught on a question our group couldnt solve during the game session, perhaps someone could help. There is this werewolf druid, level 17. He casts "Nature's Avatar" (SCpg145) on himself alleging he is also an animal (human/shapechanger/animal subtypes) since the curse afflicted him. Is he cheating or is he right?

The term "animal" refers to the animal type which is a defined term in D&D. Lycanthropes and druids do not have the animal type, even through they transform into animals. —Sledged (talk) 11:56, 8 March 2012 (MST)
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