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Elephant FormSpell 4

Source Pathfinder #177: Burning Tundra
Traditions Primal
Cast Two Actions (somatic, verbal)
Duration 1 minute

You channel the primal forces of nature to transform into a Large battle form, specifically that of a powerful and terrifying elephant or similar creature, such as a mammoth, mastodon, or anancus. This spell has the effects of Dinosaur Form, except you gain the following specific abilities instead of the form-specific abilities of dinosaur form.

Grabbing Trunk A creature up to two sizes smaller that's hit by your trunk is Grabbed. If you succeed at your Grapple check against a creature grabbed by your trunk, you can reposition the creature to another space within your trunk's reach.

Heightened (5th) Your elephant form is Huge; your trunk and tusk attacks have 15-foot reach, and your foot attack has 10-foot reach. You instead gain 20 temporary HP, an attack modifier of +18, a damage bonus of +6, double the damage dice, and Athletics +21.

Heightened (7th) Your elephant form is Gargantuan; your trunk and tusk attacks have 20-foot reach, and your foot attack has 15-foot reach. Your AC is 21 + your level and you instead gain 25 temporary HP, an attack modifier of +25, a damage bonus of +15, double the damage dice, and Athletics +25.



Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.


Effects and magic items with this trait are associated with the transmutation school of magic, typically changing something's form.


These effects transform the target into a new form. A target can't be under the effect of more than one polymorph effect at a time. If it comes under the effect of a second polymorph effect, the second polymorph effect attempts to counteract the first. If it succeeds, it takes effect, and if it fails, the spell has no effect on that target. Any Strikes specifically granted by a polymorph effect are magical. Unless otherwise stated, polymorph spells don't allow the target to take on the appearance of a specific individual creature, but rather just a generic creature of a general type or ancestry. If you take on a battle form with a polymorph spell, the special statistics can be adjusted only by circumstance bonuses, status bonuses, and penalties. Unless otherwise noted, the battle form prevents you from casting spells, speaking, and using most manipulate actions that require hands. (If there's doubt about whether you can use an action, the GM decides.) Your gear is absorbed into you; the constant abilities of your gear still function, but you can't activate any items.