Tyler (espher) wrote in dnd3e,
Tyler
espher
dnd3e

  • Mood:
  • Music:

A question...

This particular issue came up a while back when I had a dryad Paladin of mine (long story -- don't ask) reincarnated.

Now, since we weren't really sure on how to resolve it, and it wasn't really significant because she was being 'retired' that session anyway and we re-rolled the reincarnation result...

What would you say the ECL for a brown bear (reincarnation) is?

Now, keep in mind that this is what you'll get out of the deal:

+16 Strength, +2 Dexterity, +4 Constitution, Extra Natural Attacks (Claw/Claw/Bite), 40' movement, Improved Grab, Low-Light Vision, Scent, and a +4 racial bonus on Swim checks, Large size.

My gut feeling told me an ECL of three (or possibly even four) would be about right, but I wanted some other opinions.

I took a look at a site I'd bookmarked a year or so ago (Equivalent Character Level Calculator and Guide -- http://csserver.evansville.edu/~jc84/DD3/Monster_ECL.htm), and came up with the following approximation.

+1 (One Size Category Larger than Medium or Smaller than Small [+1 per])
+1 (+5 Natural Armour [+0.2 per])
+0.2 (Extra Attacks - Claw/Claw/Bite [+0.2])
+0.2 (Scent)
+0.2 (Improved Grab)
-0.5 (Equipment Restrictions)
+1.3 (Ability Adjusts [+0.1 per physical, -0.05 per mental])
+0.2 (Str > 20)
+0.2 (+4 racial bonus to Swim [+0.05 per])

This gives us a total of 3.8, which the guide advises rounding down to 3.

Do you feel this is accurate? Are we short-changing the recipient in this manner, or giving him a nice boost in power?
Subscribe

  • Monsters of ROCK!

    So, it's been quiet lately. Over the decades, there's been hundreds and hundreds of monster entries, from time-tested fan faves to critters which…

  • Question, 3.5, PHB II: Regroup

    Hello all! I have a question about the spell Regroup from the PHB II, D&D version 3.5. Background: We're a 22nd-23rd level party: rogue,…

  • Selling off my gaming collection for charity.

    Hey gang, I am clearing out my closet and selling off a lot of my gaming and book collection with the majority of the money going to charity. The…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments