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Ranged Ranger
2016-11-25, 11:57 PM
So I want a weaker version of the Yeti, and for campaign specific reasons, I'd rather have LA than extra hit die... Does this look reasonable for the LA?

Scrawny Yeti
Monstrous Humanoid type
Cold subtype: grants immunity to cold and vulnerability to fire
Large
Speed: 40 ft land, 20 ft climb
Starting Ability Score Adjustments: +4 Str, +2 Con, -2 Int, +2 Wis.
Languages: Giant. Bonus Languages: Common, Sylvan, Goblin, Orc
Snowsight (Ex): A yeti can see in snow as per the snowsight spell.
+4 on Hide checks in snowy conditions
+1 natural armor
2 claws (1d4 damage each)
Constrict (claw damage plus 1d6 cold)
LA: +3

Nifft
2016-11-26, 12:09 AM
Does this look reasonable for the LA?

Scrawny Yeti
LA: +3

That LA looks too high for what you'd get.

Ranged Ranger
2016-11-27, 10:23 AM
That LA looks too high for what you'd get.

How much too high? In order to bring the abilities/features in line with the LA should I

Increase the hide in snowy conditions to +8?
Increase the claw attacks to 1d6 each?
Increase the natural armour to 2 or 3?
All of the above?


Thanks for the input.

Nifft
2016-11-27, 12:17 PM
How much too high? In order to bring the abilities/features in line with the LA should I

Increase the hide in snowy conditions to +8?
Increase the claw attacks to 1d6 each?
Increase the natural armour to 2 or 3?
All of the above?


Thanks for the input.

*Reduce the LA to +1

:)

Ranged Ranger
2016-11-27, 04:47 PM
The Frostburn Yeti is stated at ECL 7 (4 Hit Die + LA 3)...

Is it really underpowered for that rating?

If not, if I really wanted to make a Yeti that was at ECL 4 (1 class level + LA 3) how much should I leave on the yeti's stat block?

Grod_The_Giant
2016-11-27, 08:57 PM
The Frostburn Yeti is stated at ECL 7 (4 Hit Die + LA 3)...

Is it really underpowered for that rating?

If not, if I really wanted to make a Yeti that was at ECL 4 (1 class level + LA 3) how much should I leave on the yeti's stat block?
Your version looks somewhere between LA +1 and LA +2; for LA +3... honestly, I might keep everything. LA is a pretty huge tradeoff.

Ranged Ranger
2016-12-01, 06:57 PM
Your version looks somewhere between LA +1 and LA +2; for LA +3... honestly, I might keep everything. LA is a pretty huge tradeoff.

Thank you very much... sorry to have to ask for more clarification but keep everything I listed, or everything in the Frostburn Stat block including improved grab?

DeAnno
2016-12-03, 03:08 AM
I think LA+2 is a good spot to aim for. The LA+2 Half Ogre in Races of Destiny is very similar and is reasonable to use in play in many contexts, you might want to take a look at that if you're not sure of a balance point.

Ranged Ranger
2016-12-05, 11:10 AM
So with everything but the HD, I've got:

Yeti Adolescent
Monstrous Humanoid type
Cold subtype: grants immunity to cold and vulnerability to fire
Large
Speed: 40 ft land, 20 ft climb
Starting Ability Score Adjustments: +8 Str, +2 Dex, +4 Con, -2 Int, +2 Wis.
Languages: Giant. Bonus Languages: Common, Sylvan, Goblin, Orc
Snowsight (Ex): A yeti can see in snow as per the snowsight spell.
+12 on Hide checks in snowy conditions
+4 natural armor
2 claws (1d6 damage each)
Constrict (claw damage plus 2d6 cold)
Improved Grab (Medium or smaller creatures)
LA: ?(+2/+3)