Custom Firenewt Update

  • Monstrous Humanoid (Fire, Reptilian): Firenewts, also known as salamen, are distant relatives of lizard men. They are cruel marauders that roam hot regions. The firenewt’s dry skin is a mottled sepia color, darkest along the spine and fading to near-white on the belly. The smooth flesh and features resemble those of an eel. The eyes are deep crimson. Females are slightly shorter, and a duller brown.
  • +2 Dexterity, +2 Constitution, -2 Intelligence
  • Medium: As Medium creatures, firenewts have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Firenewt base land speed is 30 feet.
  • Darkvision: Firenewts can see in the dark up to 60 feet. Darkvision is black and white only, but it is otherwise like normal sight, and firenewts can function just fine with no light at all.
  • Low-Light Vision: Firenewts can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. They retain the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
  • Racial Hit Dice: A firenewt begins with two levels of monstrous humanoid, which provide 2d8 Hit Dice, a base attack bonus of +2, and base saving throw bonuses of Fort +0, Ref +3, and Will +3.
  • Racial Skills: A firenewt's monsterous humanoid levels give it skill points equal to 5 × (2 + Int modifier). Its class skills are Climb, Intimidate, Jump, Listen, Ride, Spot, Survival and Swim.
  • Racial Feats: A firenewt's monstrous humanoid levels give it one feat.
  • +4 racial bonus on Balance, Jump and Swim checks.
  • +2 racial bonus to natural armor.
  • Tail Torch (Su): As a free or immediate action, a firenewt in its true form may emit a burning jet of flame from the end of their tail, producing a light equivalent to that of a torch. This jet of flame can be used as a primary or off-hand weapon and treated like a dagger for the purpose of proficiency, feats and features. Attacks with this tail torch are resolved as melee touch attacks that deal an amount of fire damage equal an appropriately sized dagger's base damage plus 1 point for every 2 Hit Dice (rounded down) the firenewt has. Strength does not apply to the damage dealt by a tail torch. When pressed into a stationary, unattended object as a standard or full attack action, the tail torch deals its full normal damage (though hardness still applies). This ability functions normally underwater. A firenewt may extinguish or reignite its tail torch as a free or immediate action. A firenewt's tail torch does not function while it is unconscious, asleep or otherwise helpless.
  • Breath Weapon (Su): A firenewt's breath weapon is a line of fire measuring 5 feet per Hit Die, up to a maximum of 100 feet at 20 HD. The breath weapon deals 1d8 points of fire damage, plus an extra 1d8 points for each 3 HD a firenewt possesses (2d8 at 3 HD, 3d8 at 6 HD, and so on). A successful Reflex save (DC 10 + 1/2 the firenewt's HD + his Con modifier) halves the damage. A firenewt can use his breath weapon as a standard action once every 1d4 rounds. This breath weapon functions normally underwater, producing steam instead of flames.
  • Fire Subtype (Ex): Firenewts have an immunity to fire and a vulnerability to cold. They take half again as much (+50%) damage as normal from cold, regardless of whether a saving throw is allowed, or if the save is a success or failure.
  • Proficiencies (Ex): Firenewts are automatically proficient with light and medium armor, basic weapons and any two other groups of weapons.
  • Automatic Languages: Common and Draconic. Bonus Languages: Ignan, Terran, Giant, Goblin.
  • Favored Class: Barbarian. A multiclass firenewt's barbarian class does not count when determining whether he takes an experience point penalty for multiclassing.
  • Level Adjustment: +1

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