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    Ethereal Marauder

    More wacky-looking ethereal monsters!

    The chassis is quite attractive, with two magical beast RHD. Stat boosts are less great, but still positive overall (+4 strength, +2 dexterity, +2 wisdom, -4 intelligence). Speed is above average, and NA is not bad.

    The bite attack is weak, but that matters little: any self-respecting meleeer would be using a Mouthpick weapon already. Finally, there's the skill bonuses: Spot and Listen are always useful, but Move Silently is useless for a certain reason.

    That reason? Ethereal Jaunt. Marauders can shift to the material as a free action, then back to the ethereal as a move action. Amongst other things, this guarantees a surprise round that places you next to an opponent, near-perfect scouting, great puzzle-solving and awesome in-combat defenses.

    So what LA to give? If it weren't for Ethereal Jaunt this would be an easy -0, but with it the situation changes. +2 seems best right now, but all alternate perspectives are welcome.
    Last edited by Inevitability; 2016-11-24 at 01:51 AM.
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