Prerequisites: You have been bitten by a lycanthrope

One of the most ancient and feared of all diseases, lycanthropy can transform the most civilized humanoid into a ravening beast. In its natural humanoid form, a lycanthrope creature appears as its normal self. Over time, however, many lycanthropes acquire features suggestive of their animal form. In that animal form, a lycanthrope resembles a powerful version of a normal animal. On close inspection, its eyes show a faint spark of unnatural intelligence and might glow red in the dark.

Some view lycanthropy as a curse, but you have grown to accept the gifts of the beast while maintaining control through intense training and blood magic. You can prevent the spread of your lycanthropy through blood, should you wish to.

Lycanthropy comes in many forms, with each version bound to a specific animal: wolf, bear, tiger, boar, and rat are a few of the more well-known variations.

The lycan blood coursing through your veins manifests. You can cast wild shape without expending mana. You can augment it further by expending mana. You gain the following benefits while Wild Shaped:

  • You have vulnerability to damage from silvered weapons.
  • If you have at least 1 health at the start of each of your turns and have not taken damage from a silver weapon since the end of your last turn, you gain temporary health equal to your Constitution.

Once you use this feature, you must finish a short or long rest before you can use it again.