Tenser's transformation

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Is tenstrans
Spell level: sorcerer/wizard 6

Innate level: 6
School: transmutation
Components: verbal, somatic
Range: personal
Area of effect: caster
Duration: 1 round / level
Save: harmless
Spell resistance: no

Description: The caster becomes an engine of destruction, gaining a +1 attack bonus for every 2 caster levels, a +4 natural armor AC bonus, 20 strength, 22 dexterity, 18 constitution, +5 to their fortitude saving throws, and +1d6 additional hit points per caster level.


  • Although called a "natural armor bonus", the bonus is in fact a dodge bonus, which stacks with other dodge bonuses toward the +20 cap.
  • The temporary hit points are applied independently of the polymorph, so these hit points can persist if the polymorph is canceled before the spell expires. (The reason for this is the reverse situation — losing the temporary hit points through damage will not cancel the polymorph.) This stacks over multiple castings.
  • In addition to the stated benefits, this transformation grants the cleave feat, immunity to mind-affecting spells, and two additional free attacks per round.
  • A drawback to this spell is a possible lowering of armor class (since bonuses from items do not apply while transformed).
  • While transformed by this spell, a character wields Tenser's Sword, a +3 longsword with a 1d6 fire damage bonus. (This may be detrimental to a character with monk levels.)
  • Also while transformed, the caster's race becomes "elf", which might result in a multiclass penalty. It also allows a character to gain arcane archer levels at the expense of no longer being legal, if levels are taken while transformed.
caster level attack bonus hit point bonus caster level attack bonus hit point bonus
11+ 5+11d6 26+13+26d6
12+ 6+12d6 27+13+27d6
13+ 6+13d6 28+14+28d6
14+ 7+14d6 29+14+29d6
15+ 7+15d6 30+15+30d6
16+ 8+16d6 31+15+31d6
17+ 8+17d6 32+16+32d6
18+ 9+18d6 33+16+33d6
19+ 9+19d6 34+17+34d6
20+10+20d6 35+17+35d6
21+10+21d6 36+18+36d6
22+11+22d6 37+18+37d6
23+11+23d6 38+19+38d6
24+12+24d6 39+19+39d6
25+12+25d6 40+20+40d6

Custom content notes Edit

  • script: NW_S0_TensTrans

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