Shapechange, balor Shapechange, death slaad Shapechange, fire giant Shapechange, iron golem Shapechange, red dragon

Spell level: druid 9; sorcerer/wizard 9

Innate level: 9
School: transmutation
Components: verbal, somatic
Range: personal
Area of effect: caster
Duration: 1 turn / level
Save: harmless
Spell resistance: no

Description: The caster is temporarily transformed into one of several fearsome creatures of destruction. Possible forms include: red dragon, fire giant, balor, death slaad, or iron golem.


  • The shapes available with this spell are somewhat limited compared to shifter forms or the actual creatures. For example, the red dragon shape does not have fire dragon breath nor an aura of dragon fear (c.f adult red dragon). This is especially true if you have powerful equipment, as the Shifter forms merge in some equipment to your new form, while these do not - all of your equipment is disabled while polymorphed, and re-enabled once it expires.
  • Casting this spell disables spellcasting and item use except potions; see polymorph for details.
  • The AC bonus is a dodge bonus.

Details of the forms are in the table below. (The damage column lists creature weapons, which are not indicative of the number of attacks per round.)

Shape properties
  str dex con Size AC HP damage special
balor 24 30 24 large +10 +250 slam: 1d6+7

critical: 20/x2
damage reduction: 30/+3
damage resistance: acid 20/-, cold 20/-, fire 20/-
immunity: electrical 100%, poison
spell resistance: 28
on-hit: fear
death slaad 24 36 24 large +10 +225 claw: 3d6+7
claw: 3d6+7
bite: 2d10+7

critical: 20/x2
damage reduction: 20/+2
damage resistance: acid 5/-, cold 5/-, electrical 5/-, fire 5/-, sonic 5/-
regeneration: +5
fire giant 30 30 21 huge +10 +200 slam: 2d10+10

critical: 20/x2
immunity: fire 100%
vulnerability: cold 50%
iron golem 30 20 20 large +10 +300 slam: 2d10+10

critical: 20/x2
damage reduction: 30/+3
immunity: critical hit, death magic, disease, level drain, ability drain, mind-affecting spells, paralysis, poison, sneak attack
vulnerability: electrical 50%
red dragon 36 30 21 huge +10 +150 claw: 2d6+13
claw: 2d6+13
bite: 2d8+13

critical: 20/x2
damage reduction: 5/+1
immunity: fire 100%, mind-affecting spells, paralysis, sneak attack
vulnerability: cold 50%
spell resistance: 20
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  • script: NW_S0_ShapeChg