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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Default Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    To be specific, I'm looking for optimal races to lead into the Soul Eater prestige class from the Book of Vile Darkness.

    It requires a living non-humanoid, although monstrous humanoids are permitted. The class revolves around touch attacks and requires the Weapon Focus (Claw/Natural Weapon) feat as a pre-requisite.

    It also requires BAB +5, so ideally a monster that contributes to that.

    The real kicker is the level 10 bonus that the class provides - "any and all spell-like or supernatural abilities the soul eater possesses may be used twice as often as normal." So the ultimate choice is going to be a race that has an inborn (Sp) or (Su) ability with uses, or the ability to acquire a template that provides them later on.

    Thanks so much for your suggestions!

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    Default Re: Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    Quote Originally Posted by nalgarryn View Post
    To be specific, I'm looking for optimal races to lead into the Soul Eater prestige class from the Book of Vile Darkness.

    It requires a living non-humanoid, although monstrous humanoids are permitted. The class revolves around touch attacks and requires the Weapon Focus (Claw/Natural Weapon) feat as a pre-requisite.

    It also requires BAB +5, so ideally a monster that contributes to that.

    The real kicker is the level 10 bonus that the class provides - "any and all spell-like or supernatural abilities the soul eater possesses may be used twice as often as normal." So the ultimate choice is going to be a race that has an inborn (Sp) or (Su) ability with uses, or the ability to acquire a template that provides them later on.

    Thanks so much for your suggestions!
    The tauric template would like a word.

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    Default Re: Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    Poison Dusk Lizardfolk (MM3) are monstrous humanoid and have claw/claw/bite.

    Tibbit (Dragon Compendium) CE Soulborn in cat form would be amusing. Monstrous humanoid with claw/claw/bite at full Strength.

    Yak Folk (MM2) have some very quirky Sp/Su/Ex abilities. You can give them claws with Dragontouched/Claws of the Wyrm soulmeld, Feral template, or Draconic template.

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    Default Re: Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    Half-Fey Unseelie Fey Arctic Magic-Blooded Whisper Gnome - Fey, LA +2
    SLAs:
    Charm Person, at will
    Detect Magic, 1/day
    Ghost Sound, 1/day
    Faerie Fire –or– Glitterdust, 1/day
    Hypnotism, 1/day
    Mage Hand, 1/day
    Message, 1/day
    Nystul's Magic Aura, 1/day
    Nystul's Undetectable Aura, 1/day
    Ray of Frost, 1/day
    Read Magic, 1/day
    Silence (self only), 1/day
    (and it's - just at 1st level, you will get more from the Half-Fey template)
    Su:
    Autumn Harvest - works like touch-range targeted dispel, (1 + Cha mod.)/day

    For natural weapon - isn't Unarmed Strike good enough?
    If not, then how about to write the Curse of the Demon Claw (Champions of Ruin) into your backstory?
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    Default Re: Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    With the web enhancement, a dragonwrought kobold is a 0RHD LA0 non-humanoid with claw/claw/bite. Then just take five levels of full BAB classes.
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    Default Re: Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    Daelkyr Halfblood is an aberration with a claw ready from level 1, with the option to gain some other natural attacks with increasing level. You might consider a level of Battle Dancer for more natural attacks via unarmed strike. If you get into the aberration blood line of feats, deepspawn adds two tentacles.

    The class doesn't mention that the supernatural or SLAs have to be ones derived from race. Class derived abilities can also be used.
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    Default Re: Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    Quote Originally Posted by The Viscount View Post
    Daelkyr Halfblood is an aberration with a claw ready from level 1, with the option to gain some other natural attacks with increasing level. You might consider a level of Battle Dancer for more natural attacks via unarmed strike. If you get into the aberration blood line of feats, deepspawn adds two tentacles.

    The class doesn't mention that the supernatural or SLAs have to be ones derived from race. Class derived abilities can also be used.
    In eberron, the aberrant dragonmark feat counts as aberration blood. According to a web article but I am too lazy to Google

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    Default Re: Need Race, Fighter BAB, Low LA, Natural Weaps, Non-Humanoid unless Monstrous

    Thank you all for your responses, I'm quite amazed!

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