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Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« on: February 08, 2010, 03:50:49 AM »
I know of Dragonborn (0 LA, Races of the Dragon 10), and White Dragonspawn (1 LA, Dragonlance Campaign Setting 222).

I also know of the more expensive Winged Creature (2 LA, Savage Species 138) and Half-Dragon (3 LA, wings are for Large and larger creatures only).

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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 04:10:22 AM »
It's cheesy as heck, but the online divine minion template (+1 LA) can give you flight if you choose one of the 4 deities that grants you Hawk wildshape.  It's (Su) but at-will as a free action for 11 hours/use.

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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 08:25:14 AM »
1/2 Fey +2 LA
Wings (Ex): a half-fey grows insectlike wings (usually similar to those of a butterfly) and may use them to fly at up to twice her base land speed with good maneuverability.


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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 09:06:02 AM »
Unseelie Fey, LA +0 according to "Tier system for templates".

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re: LA: confirmed LA +0. It's not in the creation/creating section, but it's in the stat-block.

Twice base land speed, average manoeuvrability. Screw you spell-checker! Respect my culture! "Maneuver" is british.

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Tier system for templates - http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=7044.0
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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 10:49:07 AM »
Not a template, but the raptoran race gets wings for no LA or HD.

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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 10:55:58 AM »
Air Mephits get a crappy fly speed for a +1 LA

I'm a huge fan of the winged creature template. Just saying.  :)

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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 12:06:29 PM »
Hengeyokai are LA +0, and one of them can turn into a sparrow.
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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 01:28:19 PM »
Hengeyokai are LA +0, and one of them can turn into a sparrow.
Another can turn into a crane.

Although I more often go Badger for the burrow speed...
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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 01:37:25 PM »
Although I more often go Badger for the burrow speed...

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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 01:42:07 PM »
Although I more often go Badger for the burrow speed...

Exactly.

Side note: The North American Badger has been known to work with coyotes when hunting.

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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010, 07:46:03 PM »
Air Mephits get a crappy fly speed for a +1 LA

I'm a huge fan of the winged creature template. Just saying.  :)
I believe you mean mephlings.

And it's a bit of a mixed bag.  10' is a low speed, but you have perfect manueveribility, so you're only a feat away from 40' perfect.

As a flaw, might I suggest slow?  Who needs a land speed?
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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2010, 02:30:45 PM »
Wizard 3 can net you alter self. Extraordinary flight for 10 minutes/level.
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Re: Lowest level templates for extraordinary flight?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2010, 04:39:22 AM »
Wizard 3 can net you alter self. Extraordinary flight for 10 minutes/level.
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Momentary Alteration [Spelltouched]

You can briefly transform yourself into a second form, acquiring its physical qualities.
Prerequisite

Exposure to alter self spell.
Benefit

Choose one specific form that you've turned yourself into with the alter self spell. Once per day, you can use alter self as a spell-like ability to turn yourself into this form for 1 minute.
Special

You can gain Momentary Alteration multiple times. Each time you take the feat, you can either extend the duration of an already chosen alternate form by 1 minute or choose another specific form from among those you've experienced after casting alter self on yourself.
A Focused specialist transmuter wizard should have 3 2nd level spells to cast and 1 2nd level spell known(via precocious apprentice), so that's actually 150 minutes of adventuring.

If said wizard has at least 14 INT, that's 200 minutes.

So...a neraph wizard // warblade with iron will, reserves of strength, precocious apprentice as feats and spellgifted(transmutation) as trait could use alter self to assume the form of a Dwarf ancestor, gaining large size and +18 NA.
3 2nd-level spells to cast at level 1?
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- The basic idea is to alter Self into a Dwarven Ancestor for incredible toughness.
- Use the extra feat and the other side of the gestalt for other stuff (perhaps incarnate)

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- The basic idea is to alter Self into a shadow dragon wyrmling for flight and +7NA
- Use the other side of the gestalt for other stuff (perhaps incarnate)


Metamorphic Power is good ... need a way to change shape ... perhaps changling or alter self?  This would be for later in the game, but pretty awesome. 

Elemental Envoy - Geodite might be nice. 

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