Werebear Utility Bear Shape

Surrendering to the beast within causes you to shed your humanoid form and become a savage bear.

Encounter        Polymorph
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You change from your humanoid form to a beast form—a bear—that lasts until the end of the encounter. Alternatively, you can end the form as a minor action and shift 1 square. While you are in beast form, you can’t use weapon or implement attack powers that lack the beast form keyword, although you can sustain such powers.
    While in this form, you have low-light vision. The form is your size, and it doesn’t otherwise change your game statistics or movement modes. Your equipment becomes part of the form, but you drop anything you are holding, except implements you can use. You continue to gain the benefits of the equipment you wear, except a shield.
    You can use the properties and the powers of implements as well as magic items you wear, but not the properties or the powers of weapons or the powers of wondrous items. While equipment is part of the form, it cannot be removed, and anything in a container that is part of your form is inaccessible.
    Until the form ends, you can use the secondary power at will.


Bear Shape Secondary Power

Encounter      Beast Form
Standard Action      Melee touch

Target: One creature

Attack: Highest ability modifier + 3 vs. AC
    Level 11: Highest ability modifier + 6
    Level 21: Highest ability modifier + 9

Hit: 1d8 + highest ability modifier damage, and you mark the target until the start of your next turn.
    Level 21: 2d8 + highest ability modifier damage.

Special: You can use this power in place of a melee basic attack.


Published in Dragon Magazine 410.