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2019-03-28, 08:51 PM
The Moon(s) Patron:

Expanded Spell List:

1st: Silent Image, Sleep
2nd: Alter Self, Moonbeam
3rd: Blink, Tidal Wave
4th: Compulsion, Polymorph
5th: Hallow, Reincarnate


Starting at 1st level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. You can use this feature twice. You regain expended uses when you finish a short or long rest.

You can transform into any beast with a challenge rating equal or less than your warlock level divided by 3, rounded down. At 1st level, for example, you can transform into any beast that has a challenge rating of 1/4 or lower.
Until level 8, you can't assume the form of a creature with a fly speed unless you already possess a fly speed.

You can stay in beast shape for up to an hour. You then revert to your normal form unless you expend another use of this feature. You can revert to your normal form earlier by using an action on your turn. You automatically revert if you drop to 0 hit points or die.

While you are transformed, the following rules apply:
Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. You also retain all of your skill and saving throw proficiencies, in addition to gaining those of the creature. If the creature has the same proficiency as you, use the higher of the two proficiency bonuses. If the creature has any legendary or lair actions, you can't use them.
Your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands is limited to the capabilities of your beast form. Transforming doesn't break your Concentration on a spell you've already cast, or prevent you from taking Actions that are part of a spell that you've already cast.
You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use them if the new form is physically capable of doing so. However, you can't use any of your special senses, such as Darkvision, unless your new form also has that sense.
You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Worn equipment functions as normal, but the DM decides whether it is practical for the new form to wear a piece of equipment, based on the creature's shape and size. Your equipment doesn't change size or shape to match the new form, and any equipment that the new form can't wear must either fall to the ground or merge with it. equipment that merges with the form has no effect until you leave the form.

Primal Strike:

Starting at 6th level, your attacks in beast form count as magical for the purposes of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical attacks and damage.

Blessing of the Moon(s):

Starting at 10th level, you can expend a Pact Magic slot to regain an expended use of your Moonshape feature.

Twisted Form:

Starting at 14th level, you can use your Moonshape feature to assume the form of a monstrosity instead of a beast. Once you use this feature, you can't do so again until you finish a short or long rest.

Some things to note about Moonshape (since it's quite a wall of text):
While similar to Wildshape, Moonshape allows you to cast spells.
You can turn into flying creatures before level 8 if you already have a fly speed in your base form (and take on forms with Swim Speeds before level 4).
Dropping into or out of Moonshape requires a regular action.
Moonshape only ever lasts for an hour per use.
Moonshape uses the higher of your proficiencies for things you're both proficient in.
Dropping unconscious doesn't end Moonshape.

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2019-10-21, 02:38 PM
I... have nothing to add to this, it's just a bump for feedback.
EDIT: Except to remove a point about overflow damage, since that doesn't cause you to revert.

Old Harry MTX
2019-10-21, 03:20 PM
I like the idea, but I can't figure out if it is balanced or not... Can't do calculus right now!