Ktisune are fox-people, and while that may conjure the dreaded “furry” hatred from some players, they are actually a lot of fun and can be very powerful if built correctly. Their physical weakness is more than made up for by agility and friendliness, and as you’ll see soon, they can make some of the best spellcasters out there!

Racial Traits:

Ability Scores: +2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, -2 Strength. Ktisune are agile and likable, but not very strong, and that makes them ideal as Charisma-based spellcasters and ranged combatants.

Size: Kitsune are the same size as humans.

Type: Kitsune are humanoids with the kitsune and shapechanger subtypes. Surprisingly, “shapechanger” is not a current legal option for Ranger favored enemy, so you don’t need to worry about that (a Ranger would have to pick humanoid (kitsune) to affect you). It’s also worth mentioning that the shapechanger subtype allows a kitsune to use a standard action to remove any detrimental polymorph effect from themselves, which could come in quite handy. However, this could actually be a double-edged sword, because if you already have a helpful polymorph spell cast upon you (like aspect of the bear or others) and you use your kitsune change shape ability, you lose the effects of that spell. You also can’t have polymorph spells cast on you when you are in human or fox form without first reverting to your native kitsune form.

Speed: Kitsune move as fast as humans.