Wererat, Human Form
Medium (Humanoid (Human, Shapechanger))
CR 2
HP 12, hd1d8+1 plus 1d8+2
AC 15 (+2 natural, +2 leather, +1 buckler), touch 10, flat-fooded 15
Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +4
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Initiative +0
Spot , Listen
Standard attacks
BAB +1, Grapple +2
Full attack: Rapier +2 melee (1d6+1/18?20) or light crossbow +1 ranged (1d8/19?20)
Special Attacks/Qualities
Alternate form, rat empathy, low-light vision, scent
Skills Climb +0, Handle Animal +3, Hide +1, Listen +4, Move Silently +0, Spot +4, Swim +9
Feats Alertness, Dodge, Iron WillB, Weapon FinesseB
Str 13
Con 12
Dex 11
Int 10
Wis 11
Cha 8
Alignment Always lawful evil,
Environment Any,
Organisation Solitary, pair, pack (6?10), or troupe (2?5 plus 5?8 dire rats)

A wererat in humanoid form tends to be a thin, wiry individual of shorter than average height. The eyes constantly dart around, and the nose and mouth may twitch if he or she is excited. Males often have thin, ragged mustaches.


In animal form, wererats avoid combat, preferring to use their dire rat shape for skulking and spying. In hybrid form, a wererat fights with a rapier and light crossbow.
Alternate Form (Su): A wererat can assume a bipedal hybrid form or the form of a dire rat.
Curse of Lycanthropy (Su): Any humanoid or giant hit by a wererat?s bite attack in animal or hybrid form must succeed on a DC 15 Fortutude save or contract lycanthropy.
Disease (Ex): Filth fever; bite, Fortitude DC 12, incubation period 1d3 days, damage 1d3 Dexand 1d3 Con. The save DC is Consitution-based.
Rat Empathy (Ex): Communicate with rats and dire rats, and +4 racial bonus on Charisma-based checks against rats and dire rats.
Skills: A wererat in rat or hybrid form uses its Dexterity modifier for Climb or Swim checks. It has a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened.
Wererats have a +8 racial bonus on Swim checks from their dire rat form.
Feats: Wererats gain Weapon Finesse as a bonus feat.
The wererat presented here is based on a 1st-level human warrior who is a natural lycanthrope, using the following base ability scores: Str13, Dex11, Con12, Int10, Wis9, Cha8.

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