Form of the Avian

Transmutation (Polymorph)
Level: Animal 3, Ranger 3, Transmuter 3
Components: V,S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Willing living creature touched
Duration: 10 min./level (D)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Spell Points: 5

The subject assumes the form of a winged bird, like that of an eagle or a swan.

The subject undergoes the following changes:
Its size changes to small.
Its base strength score changes to 10.
Its base dexterity score changes to 16.
It gains a bite attack that deals 1d4 points of damage + your strength modifier. This bite can be used as either a primary natural attack or a secondary natural attack.
It gains the benefit of the Weapon Finesse feat.
The avian form has physical wings and can fly at a speed of 60’, with good maneuverability.
Its land speed changes to 10’.

However, the form has no hands, preventing the subject from using weapons and items requiring fine manipulation (although it can use its feet to hold things that can be easily gripped). It cannot provide somatic components.

Augment: You can Augment this spell in one or more of the following ways:

  1. For every additional spell point you spend, the subject’s fly speed increases by 10’.

  2. If you spend 4 additional spell points, the subject’s size becomes medium when casting the spell, its strength score changes to 18 and its dexterity score changes to 14. Its bite and talon attacks (if any) have their base damage dice increased by one step.

  3. If you spend 2 additional spell points, the subject gains two talon attacks in addition to the bite attack. These can only be used as secondary natural attacks. The talons deal 1d3 points of damage + 1 / 2 the subject’s strength modifier.