(3/22/04 2:38 pm)
Re: Eeridik's will save|
The MM Lycanthrope template says that the base saves should use the base animal for the animal hit dice. According to the Animals chapter in the MM (p27 , rats have poor will saves.
Unfortunately the designers introduced confusion here by not calling the Wererat a "Dire Wererat" (like the Hill Giant Dire Wereboar). The base animal for the wererat is in fact a dire rat, which has all good saves (as I think all the dires do). Notice the Disease SA is a dire rat trait as well.
On a slightly related note, there may still be a small error in the MM/SRD wererat entry depending on your interpretation of where the +8 Climb "racial" bonus comes from. Here's the list of factoids that I can't seem to resolve in my head:
* The general lycnathrope entry says all forms get racial bonuses unless they are circumstantial.
* In the wererat Skills description it implies that all forms get the +8 racial Swim modifier, but only the hybrid and dire rat forms get the +8 Climb "racial" bonuses.
* But, only the dire rat form has a Climb speed.
* On top of what the description says though, the hybrid doesn't even look to have the racial bonus in the Skills listing.
So, is the racial Climb bonus granted through a Climb speed circumstantial? It sort of looks like that's what they intend, but the hybrid stats and the description don't jive.
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