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Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

Last week we had Vision and next we’ve got Hulk, then Thing, Rocket Raccoon, Emma Frost, Cyclops, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Doctor Doom, Invisible Woman, and Loki. More requests are always welcome however–I’ll get to them all eventually! Full cast so far is over yonder. It’s also worth noting that there are freebies for Hypercorps 2099 and if you are like “awww man I have to download something!” I’ve got some brief explanations of the Hyper Score system right here in the Star Wars D&D 5E Hack.

If you spot a way this can improve, share the info! I’m on Twitter @MikeMyler2, Facebook, Google+, and you can leave messages below the post. Thanks!

PS: The Book of Exalted Darkness Kickstarter is almost 95% funded by more than 125 awesome backers that have unlocked the Book of Celestial Heroes do-gooder supplement–now there are pledge levels for being holy heroes or vile villains!

Take a look! There are 2 downloadable PDFs on the project page and the Kickstarter ends Saturday June 17th so get your pledge in if you dig it. Worst case scenario you walk away with a free evil adventure module, some vile character options, and if you like, the Exemplar class playtest on World Builder Blog for yins do-gooders. 😀

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gawd Mike just shut up and do the thing!

 

Somebody asked for Thanos but I say to thee naylet’s do the Infinity Gauntlet instead! If you haven’t read File Off The Serial Numbers by Sean K. Reynolds go spend $2 now (you won’t regret it) because that’s what we’re doing for Thanos.

Hyper Score Marvel Thanos

PATHFINDER THANOS

Take the Void Yai Oni statblock and make the following changes:

  • REMOVE outsider type (and native, oni, shapechanger subtypes), true seeing, regeneration, immunity to cold, mwk greatclub, change shape, void form, void trap
  • ADD +2 to CR, humanoid type, damage resistance 15/hyper, resistances (cold 30, fire 30, electricity 30), immunities (aging, disease, mind-affecting effects, poison, radiation), increase Intelligence by 14 (making his skill total for all Knowledges +34 and adding 7 languages), Improved Critical (slam), starflight, Thanos’ spell-like abilities are only accessible while using his hovering chair

D&D 5E THANOS

Take the statistics for a Pit Fiend and make the following changes:

  • REMOVE fiend type, fire immunity, truesight, wall of fire, bite, claw, and tail attacks
  • ADD humanoid type, +1 CR, resistances (fire, lightning, necrotic, radiant, thunder), immunities (diseases, psychic), darkvision 120 ft., tongues
  • CHANGE Multiattack to four slams per round, rename mace as slam, change additional damage from fire to necrotic (or psychic–GM’s choice).

 

 

Hyper Score Marvel Infinity Gauntlet

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET (Pathfinder)

Aura overwhelming (all schools); CL 30th
Slot hands; Weight 7 lbs. plus 1 lb. per infinity stone

DESCRIPTION
This heavy metal gauntlet is made from a material similar to gold but far more lustrous and the power of the glove is palpable, making the air itself heavy.

The wearer of The Infinity Gauntlet gains 1 Hyper Score along with the 1st route in a hyper route of its choice, immediately gaining the benefit of their chosen hyper route. Once a creature has worn The Infinity Gauntlet and chosen this hyper route, the hyper route this item grants cannot be changed for that creature. The wearer retains this Hyper Score and hyper route only while wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. A target that removes it loses this Hyper Score and hyper route granted by this item, but instantly regains if it dons The Infinity Gauntlet again. Wearers that already have a Hyper Score only gain a hyper route if this item increases their Hyper Score enough to gain another hyper route. The Infinity Gauntlet cannot increase a creature’s Hyper Score beyond 10.

The Infinity Gauntlet uses up your entire hands slot. You may not use another item that also uses the hands slot.

When an Infinity Gem is added to The Infinity Gauntlet, the wearer gains one additional Hyper Score per Infinity Gem as well as additional hyper routes (according to their new Hyper Score). If all six Infinity Gems are added to The Infinity Gauntlet, the wearer may use their spell-like abilities at will and gains both miracle and wish as at-will spell-like abilities.

DESTRUCTION
There is no known way to destroy The Infinity Gauntlet without taking it to another universe where it is transformed into a completely mundane and ordinary gold gauntlet.

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET (D&D 5e)

Wondrous item, artifact
The power of this golden gauntlet is palpable, making the air around it shimmer and quiver. When you are wearing The Infinity Gauntlet your 1 Hyper Score increases by 1 and you gain the 1st route in a hyper route of your choice (once chosen this cannot be changed). You only gain this Hyper Score while wearing The Infinity Gauntlet. If you already have a Hyper Score you only gain a hyper route if this item increases your Hyper Score enough to gain another hyper route (this cannot increase your Hyper Score above 10.)

Your Hyper Score increases by 1 per Infinity Gem added to the Infinity Gauntlet (gaining new hyper routes according to your new Hyper Score). If all you add all six Infinity Gems to The Infinity Gauntlet, the game is over and you have won the game (able to cast wish at will). Congratulations.

Hyper Score Marvel Infinity Gems

INFINITY GEM (Pathfinder)

Aura overwhelming (varies); CL 30th
Slot none; Weight 1 lb.

DESCRIPTION
No chipping, tarnishing, or wear of any kind can be seen on this invaluably perfect gemstone and you can feel the powerful energies contained inside just by looking upon the jewel.

These remarkable gemstones float in the air and must be within 3 feet of their owner to be of any use. When a character first acquires an Infinity Gem, they must hold it and then release it, whereupon it takes up a circling orbit 1d3 feet from her head. Thereafter, an Infinity Gem must be grasped or netted to separate it from its owner. The owner may voluntarily seize and stow a stone (to keep it safe while they sleep, for example), but they lose the benefits of the Infinity Gem during that time unless it is clenched in their fist. Infinity Gems have AC 30, 100 hit points, and hardness 20. The powers of each stone vary depending on its color and shape (see below).

  • Mind (Cyan) You gain a +4 enhancement bonus to Intelligence, telepathy 120 ft., and the following spell-like abilities (using Intelligence as your spellcasting attribute): at will–discern next of kin, intellect fortress I, mindlink, mental barrier I, mindscape door, mirror hideaway, mirror image, sow thought, thought shield II, 3/day–battlemind link, create mindscape, mindwipe, truespeak, 1/day–divide mind, greater create mindscape, mindblank, mind swap, repress memory, tower of iron will II.
  • Power (Red) You roll twice when rolling a Strength check and take the best result and gain a +4 enhancement bonus to Strength, double your Base Attack Bonus to CMB and CMD, and the following spell-like abilities (using Strength as your spellcasting attribute): at will–deadly juggernaut, empowered bull’s strength, enlarge person, mighty fist of the earth, 3/day–divine power, mass bull’s strength, righteous might, transformation.
  • Reality (Yellow) You gain a +4 enhancement bonus to Wisdom, true sight 120 ft., and the following spell-like ability (using Wisdom as your spellcasting attribute): at will–adjustable disguise, blur, invisibility, 3/day–displacement, improved invisibility, major image, 1/day–limited wish, mislead, nightmare, shadow walk.
  • Soul (Green) You gain a +4 enhancement bonus to Charisma, access to all the memories of any creature trapped inside of the gem, a kinetic blast ability (as a kineticist of 15th level but dealing force damage; ranged touch, 8d6 + 1/2 the wearer’s Constitution modifier, range 30 ft), and the following spell-like abilities (using Charisma as your spellcasting attribute): constant–tongues, at will–hyper enervation (as enervation but lowering Hyper Score instead of dealing negative levels).
  • Space (Purple) You gain a +4 enhancement bonus to Dexterity, a +30 ft. enhancement bonus to speed, and the following spell-like abilities (using Dexterity as your spellcasting attribute): at will–burst of speed, dimension door, dimensional anchor, twisted space, 3/day–dimensional bounce, teleport, walk through space, 1/day–interplanetary teleport.
  • Time (Orange) You gain a +4 enhancement bonus to Constitution, a +2 dodge bonus to AC and saving throws, cannot be caught flat-footed, and the following spell-like abilities (using Constitution as your spellcasting attribute): at will–haste, sands of time, slow, timely inspiration, time shudder, 3/day–elude time, 1/day–time stop.

DESTRUCTION
There is no known way to destroy an Infinity Gem without taking it to another universe where it is transformed into a completely mundane and ordinary jewel.

INFINITY GEM (D&D 5e)

Wondrous item, artifact
When you use a bonus action to clench an Infinity Gem in your fist or an action to toss one of these jewels into the air, the gemstone orbits your head at a distance of 2 feet and confers a benefit to you. Thereafter, another creature must use an action to grasp or net the stone to separate it from you, either by making a successful attack roll against AC 26 or a successful DC 26 Dexterity (Acrobatics) check. You can use an action to seize and stow the stone, ending its effect.

An Infinity Gem has AC 26, 50 hit points, and resistance to all damage. It is considered to be an object that is being worn while it orbits your head.

  • Mind (Cyan). You gain advantage on Intelligence checks, your Intelligence increases by 3, you gain telepathy 120 ft., and you are able to cast the following spells without the need for components (using Intelligence as your spellcasting ability): 4/day–mirror image, 2/day–modify memory, 1/day–mind blank.
  • Power (Red). You gain advantage on Strength checks, your Strength increases by 3, and you are able to cast the following spells without the need for components (using Strength as your spellcasting ability): at will–jump, 4/day–bull’s strength, enlarge.
  • Reality (Yellow). You gain advantage on Wisdom checks, your Wisdom increases by 3, and you are able to cast the following spells without the need for components (using Wisdom as your spellcasting ability): at will–disguise self, 4/day–blur, invisibility, 2/day–displacement, greater invisibility, major image.
  • Soul (Green). You gain advantage on Charisma checks, your Charisma increases by 3, access to all the memories of any creature trapped inside of the gem, and you are able to cast the following spells without the need for components (using Charisma as your spellcasting ability): constant–tongues, at will–eldritch blast. In addition, as an action you may make a ranged spell attack against a creature and on a successful hit, reduce its Hyper Score by 1d4 for as many days.
  • Space (Purple). You gain advantage on Dexterity checks, your Dexterity increases by 3, your speed increases by 30 ft., and you are able to cast the following spells without the need for components (using Dexterity as your spellcasting ability): 4/day–misty step, 2/day–dimension door, 1/day–teleport.
  • Time (Orange). You gain advantage on Constitution checks, your Constitution increases by 3, your AC increases by 2, you cannot be flanked, and you are able to cast the following spells without the need for components (using Constitution as your spellcasting ability): 4/day–haste, 1/day–time stop.

Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

Last week we had Thor and next we’ve got Thanos (probably the Infinity Gauntlet instead with some suggestions on what to use for Thanos), then Hulk, Thing, Rocket Raccoon, Emma Frost, Cyclops, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Doctor Doom, Invisible Woman, and Loki. More requests are welcome though–I will get to them all eventually!

Also if you spot a way this can improve, share the info! I’m on Twitter @MikeMyler2, Facebook, Google+, and you can leave messages below the post. Thanks!

The Pathfinder build below was produced using rules off the PRD and Hypercorps 2099 (which has freebies right here!).

PS: If you are down for some evil D&D 5E, the Book of Exalted Darkness Kickstarter is more than 75% funded by more than 100 awesome backers and has 2 downloadable PDFs on the project page! The Kickstarter ends June 17th so get your pledge in if you dig it.
Should you mysteriously not be into playing villainous adventurers but keen to a holy decopunk campaign setting, take notice–we are quickly closing in on the do-gooder supplement (Book of Celestial Heroes) backer goal!

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Vision

VISION      CR 24—XP 1,228,800
Male android monk 2/slayer 10 [hs 10; parallel 1/hypernaut 1/meganaut 2]
LG Medium humanoid (android, hyper)
Init +15; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Awareness +25

DEFENSE
AC 38, bullet 38, touch 29, flat-footed 34 (+5 armor, +5 deflection, +3 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 hyper, +5 natural, +4 Wisdom)
hp 205 (2d8+10d10+96+42); Hyper Bonus +5
Fort +22, Ref +18, Will +15; +4 vs. mind-affecting effects, paralysis, poison, stun
Defensive Abilities evasion; DR 6/—; Immune disease, exhaustion, fatigue, sleep; Resist cold 30, fire 30, sonic 30
Hyper Flaw disturbing (-5 to Charisma-based checks made against non-hyper creatures)

OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee unarmed +25/+20/+20/+15/+15+/10 or flurry +23/+23/+18/+18/+13/+13/+8 (1d6+19)
Ranged ranged touch +19 or strong hurl +19 (1d8 per 100 pounds+18 or 4d8 per 400 pounds+23, Range 90 ft., Heavy Load 33,600 lbs.; lift 33.5 tons)
Special Attacks flurry of blows, hyper bonus +5, sneak attack +3d6, studied target +3, stunning fist (2/day, DC 16)
Hyper Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +28)
8/day—fly, searing light
Hypernaut Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +28)
2/combat—incorporeality (DC 24, hyper flaw: tiring)

STATISTICS
Str 29, Dex 16, Con 25, Int 26, Wis 18, Cha 6
Hyper Strength 3 (Strong Back, Strong Hurl), Hyper Constitution 3 (Hyper Resistant, Hyper Tough), Hyper Intelligence 3 (Hyper Analysis +3 for 10 rounds 3/day, Hyper Smart 3/day)
Base Atk +11; CMB +23; CMD 46
Feats Alertness[B], Combat Expertise[B], Combat Reflexes[B], Dodge[B], Improved Unarmed Strike[B], Kirin Path, Kirin Strike, Kirin Style [B], Mobility, Point-Blank Shot[B], Power Attack[B], Shot on the Run, Spring Attack, Toughness; Hyper Feats Electronic Telepath, Extra Hyper Attribute (3), Special Strike (unarmed +5)
Skills Athletics +18, Awareness +25, Fly +6, Heal +10, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (dungeoneering, engineering, geography, history, law, local, nature, nobility, planes, religion, technology) +18, Search +29, Sense Motive +7, Stealth +15, Survival +15, Use Technology +27; Racial Modifiers +2 Awareness, +2 Search, -4 Sense Motive
Languages English; choose any 7
SQ exceptional senses, hyper attack 3, hyper focus 5/day, hyper initiative, hyper life, hyper mortality, hyper rest, slayer talents (combat trick, fast stealth, hunter’s surprise, ranger combat style 2), stalker +3, track +5
Gear internal upgrades [amulet of natural armor +5, belt of heavyload physical might (Strength, Dexterity) +4, bracers of armor +5, hyperjack, ring of deflection +5]

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Constructed (Ex) For the purposes of effects targeting creatures by type (such as a ranger’s favored enemy and bane weapons), Vision counts both as a humanoid and a constructs. Vision gains a +4 racial bonus on all saving throws against mind-affecting effects, paralysis, poison, and stun effects. He is not subject to fatigue or exhaustion, and is immune to disease and sleep effects.
Emotionless Vision can never gain morale bonuses and are immune to fear effects and emotion effects. He has problems processing emotions properly, and thus takes a -4 penalty on Sense Motive checks.
Kirin Martial Arts Style: 
Vision can spend a swift action to make a Knowledge check (with a +2 insight bonus) to identify a single creature (DC 15 + the creature’s CR for this purpose). Vision may take 10 on this check even if stress and distractions would normally prevent him from doing so. If he succeeds at the check, he gains a +2 bonus on saving throws against that creature’s attacks, as well as a +2 dodge bonus to AC against that creature’s attacks of opportunity. As a swift action after Vision has hit a creature with a melee or ranged attack, he can add +16 damage. If the creature ends its turn within Vision’s threatened area, he can spend a use of his attacks of opportunity that round to move up to 40 feet. He must end his move in a square threatened by the creature. This move does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
Nanite Surge (Ex) Vision is infused with nanites. Once per day as an immediate action, Vision can cause his nanites to surge, granting him a +15 bonus on any one d20 roll; this ability must be activated before the roll is made. When Vision uses this power, his circuitry-tattoos glow with light equivalent to that of a torch for 1 round.

EDIT Redditor DWSage007 had some poignant considerations for Vision’s build and he’s been improved! More details here–thank you DWSage007! 😀

Notes on Vision’s Build

WOOT! Nailed it–Vision here is joining up with Thor, Iron-Man, Moon Knight, Mystique, and Spider-Man in the “Hyper Score worked like a charm” bin! He’s definitely up there in terms of power but he’s got that in spades.
Unfortunately I’m not so sure we’d get as lucky with the 5E version–on the Marvel.com entry for Vision all of his stats are maxed out so I don’t think it’s possible to make a PC build of him with Hypercorps 2099 5E at low enough level to be worth running up against as an NPC (originally the Hyper Score system was built for Pathfinder and converted over–the translated version is still good, but it’s not “create practically anything in the future *TECHNO JAM*” good, more “street level cyberpunk superheroes *techno jam*” good). He’s an Avenger and all, but the challenge rating would be pushing 30 plus in order to get properly potent abilities and uber strength and such into the mix.
That doesn’t prohibit a Vision monster build though! 😀

Vision

Medium construct, lawful good
Armor Class 18 (natural)
Hit Points 164 (20d8+80)
Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 18 (+4) 19 (+4) 21 (+5) 10 (+0) 7 (-2)

Saving Throws Con +10, Wis +6, Cha +4
Skills Athletics +10, History +11, Investigation +11, Medicine +6, Nature +6, Perception +6, Technology +11
Damage Vulnerabilities lightning
Damage Resistances cold, fire, psychic, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t adamantine
Damage Immunities disease, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Binary, English; translator (all terrestrial languages)
Challenge 20 (25,000 XP)

Density Control. Vision can manipulate his density at will, turning as hard as diamond or incorporeal (or anywhere inbetween) as a reaction or bonus action. While incorporeal Vision takes no damage from nonmagical weapons and half damage from non-psychic energy damage or magical weapons. In addition, while incorporeal he can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. He takes 5 (1d10) force damage if he ends this effect inside an object. While incorporeal Vision’s Strength score is reduced to 10.
Hyper Intelligent. Vision has advantage on all Intelligence ability checks and saving throws, and he possesses a perfect memory able to recall any event he has witnessed.
Hyper Strength. Vision has advantage on all Strength ability checks and saving throws, and his carrying capacity is multiplied by 20 (Carrying Capacity 6,600 pounds, lift 6 tons).

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Vision attacks five times with any combination of unarmed strikes and energy beams or he makes two phasing strikes.
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (4d8+6) magical bludgeoning damage.
Phasing Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: The target makes a DC 18 Constitution saving throw with disadvantage or becomes incorporeal with Vision. As a bonus action, he can end the target’s incorporeality, causing it to become corporeal while inside of an object and dealing 55 (10d10) force damage (escape DC 18).
Energy Beam. Ranged Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, range 100/500, one target. Hit: 22 (4d8+4) radiant damage.
Thrown Object. Ranged Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, range (50/100), multiple targets (determined by object size; make one attack roll per target). Hit: 10 (1d8+6) damage. The damage type depends on the object (bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing) and at 100 pounds and every 100 pounds thereafter, the damage increases by 1d8 (up to 303 [66d8+6] at 6,600 pounds though a GM should require a good deal of effort to acquire an object strong and heavy enough to use with thrown object).

REACTIONS
Instinctive Phase (Recharge 4-6). When Vision would be damaged by an attack or spell he may spend his reaction to reduce density and turn incorporeal.

Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

This week’s request is exceptionally timely because she’s getting a television show! If you have a favorite character you’d like to see, please comment and let me know. Tune in next week for another request, the ultrapowerful LIVING TRIBUNAL!

Also if you spot a way this can improve, share the info! I’m on Twitter @MikeMyler2, Facebook, Google+, and you can leave messages below the post. Thanks!

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Squirrel Girl

Squirrel Girl         CR 9—XP 6,400
Female human summoner (swarm minder[VC]) 8 [hs 1; meganaut 1]
NG Medium humanoid (human, hyper)
Init +5; Senses scent; Awareness +7

DEFENSE
AC 26, bullet 23, touch 19, flat-footed 21 (+4 mage armor, +2 deflection, +5 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 hyper, +3 natural)
hp 63 (8d8+24); Hyper Bonus +1
Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +5

OFFENSE
Speed 40 ft., leap (10 ft. horizontal, 5 ft. vertical)
Melee unarmed strike +10/+5 or +8/+8/+3/+3 (1d4+3 slashing)
Special Attacks hyper bonus +1

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +12)
6/day—summon monster IV

Summoner Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +12)
3rd (2/day)—charm monster, displacement, heroism
2nd (4/day)—bear’s endurance, bull’s strength, cat’s grace, haste
1st (4/day)—ant haul, expeditious retreat, feather fall, mage armor, magic fang
0th—arcane mark, daze, guidance, mending, message, resistance

STATISTICS
Str 16, Dex 20, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 16
Hyper Strength 1 (Strong Leap), Hyper Dexterity 1 (Dexterous Footwork)
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 28
Feats Alertness[B], Dodge[B], Dual Slice, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Unarmed Strike[B], Mobility, Spring Attack, Two-Weapon Fighting
Hyper Feats A Bit Aberrant
Skills Acrobatics +11, Awareness +7, Handle Animal +7, Knowledge (nature) +4, Stealth +11
Languages English, Squirrel
SQ bond senses, eidolon, hyper mortality, life link, maker’s call, shield ally, transposition
Gear amulet of mighty fists and natural armor +3, ring of protection +2, squirrel hood (as helm of comprehend languages but only works for squirrels)

 

SQUIRREL SWARM        —
NG Large swarm of Tiny squirrels (animal, swarm)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Awareness +13

DEFENSE
AC 21, bullet 18, touch 16, flat-footed 17 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 natural, +2 size)
hp 51 (6d10+18)
Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +3
Defensive Abilities devotion, evasion; DR 5/magic; Immune swarm traits

OFFENSE
Speed 20 ft., climb 40 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee swarm (2d8 plus distraction)
Special Attacks distract (Fort DC 16)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.

STATISTICS
Str 8, Dex 17, Con 16, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +6; CMB —; CMD
Feats Dodge, Skill Focus (Awareness, Stealth)
Skills Awareness +13, Search +9, Stealth +19, Survival +10
SQ evolution pool (11 points; carpet rider, climb, damage reduction, scent, spellcaster’s bane), link, share spells, split swarm

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Carpet Rider (Ex) [2 points] An eidolon swarm surges together, forming a solid surface capable of supporting its summoner and his allies. The eidolon swarm can be ridden as though it were a flying carpet (although it does not have a fly speed unless it possesses the flight evolution). This evolution is only available to eidolons of the swarm base form.
Spellcaster’s Bane (Ex) [3 points] The collective intelligence of the swarm minder and his eidolon swarm are particularly alert to the gestures and incantations of magic use. When the eidolon swarm uses its distraction ability against a target using a spell or spell-like ability, increase the DC by +3. This evolution is only available to eidolons of the swarm base form.

*Swarm Minders are a summoner archetype from Veranthea Codex.

 

Squirrel Girl

Medium humanoid (human, hyper), neutral good
Armor Class 17 (natural)
Hit Points 104 (16d8+32)
Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft., leap 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
15 (+2) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 10 (+0) 17 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Con +5, Wis +3, Cha +6
Skills Acrobatics +7, Animal Handling +6, Nature +3, Perception +3, Stealth +7, Survival +3
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages English, Squirrel
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Evasion. If Squirrel Girl is subjected to an effect that allows her to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, she instead takes no damage if she succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if she fails.
Squirrel Speaker. Squirrel Girl is able to understand and be understood by squirrels. In addition, by spending a bonus action she can summon 1d4+1 hordes of squirrels (up to a maximum of 16 hordes in a 24 hour period). These have the statistics of Rat Swarms with the exception that a squirrel horde gains a climb speed of 30 feet.   

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Squirrel Girl makes four unarmed strikes each round.
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d10+3) slashing damage.

REACTIONS
Reflexive Dodge. When Squirrel Girl is aware of an attacker, she may spend her reaction to reduce the damage of an attack or spell by half.

 

Notes on Squirrel Girl

I’m exceptionally pleased with her Pathfinder build and it was a joy to design–I will definitely be dropping both versions onto some adventuring parties at some point regardless. For diehard fans, tell me because I can’t perfectly remember but I swear at some point or another she summoned or cajoled a horde of squirrels. I hope it’s cannon but straight up if it isn’t? I still love this  build! 

While I originally wanted to do a little free archetype for the Diabolist (a summoner class I designed for EN5ider and one of my three contributions to the A Touch of Class Kickstarter) I am horrendously crunched on time this week and need to get back to proper work. Still, her 5E build is nothing to scoff at and definitely still promises to be a fun time.

Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

We’ve got another request for next week–Squirrel Girl! Fortunately I’ve been prepared to build her since we published the swarm minder archetype for summoners in Veranthea Codex and I think she may very well be the most useful build on here (because who doesn’t want to assault adventurers with squirrels?) If there’s someone you would like to see however, let me know! The queue is building up but I’m happy to make a little backlog. 🙂

Also if you spot a way this can improve, share the info! I’m on Twitter @MikeMyler2, Facebook, Google+, and you can leave messages below the post. Thanks!

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KITTY PRYDE (SHADOWCAT)         CR 13—XP 25,600

Female human rogue (acrobat) 10 [hs 4; hypernaut 2]
NG Medium humanoid (human, hyper)
Init +10; Senses Awareness +20

DEFENSE
AC 29, bullet 27, touch 22, flat-footed 22 (+7 armor, +3 deflection, +6 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 hyper)
hp 145 (11d8+77+12); Hyper Bonus +2
Fort +10, Ref +15, Will +8
Defensive Abilities evasion, improved uncanny dodge
Hyper Flaws loved ones, tiring (incorporeality)

TACTICS
During Combat Shadowcat gains her sneak attack damage when using her incorporeality power to phase a target into a solid object. In addition, while her incorporeality is active she can deal half her sneak attack damage with unarmed strikes against living creatures, robots, and objects that utilize electricity.

OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee unarmed +18/+13/+13 (1d3+4)
Special Attacks hyper bonus +2, sneak attack +6d6

Hypernaut Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th; concentration +14)
1/combat—incorporeality (DC 22, hyper flaw: tiring)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +15)
0th (3/day)—touch of fatigue (Fort DC 13)
1st (2/day)—windy escape

STATISTICS
Str 10, Dex 22, Con 20, Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 14
Hyper Dexterity 2 (Dexterous Warrior), Hyper Constitution 1
Base Atk +8; CMB +8; CMD 32
Feats Alertness[B], Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Dodge[B], Improved Familiar[B] (Lockheed the pseudodragon, as a 10th-level wizard; SR 15; immune to fire and mental attacks), Improved Unarmed Strike[B], Knockout Artist (+6 damage nonlethal), Mobility [B], Spring Attack, Surprise Maneuver (+6 CMB), Toughness, Weapon Finesse [B]
Hyper Feats Extra Hyper Attribute (2)
Skills Acrobatics +17, Athletics +9, Awareness +20, Bluff +12, Diplomacy +16, Disable Device +13, Escape Artist +13, Knowledge (history) +5, Knowledge (local) +11, Linguistics +10, Perform (dance) +12, Search +18, Sense Motive +14, Sleight of Hand +10, Stealth +20, Use Magic Device +8, Use Technology +6
Languages English, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, Shi’ar, Skrull
SQ hyper attack 1, hyper initiative, hyper mortality, rogue talents (familiar, fast stealth, finesse attack, major magic, minor magic)
Gear [+5 leather], ring of protection +3

 

NEW HYPERNAUT POWER: INCORPOREALITY

Tier 3; Action full-round action; Save Fortitude; Range touch; Duration as long as you hold your breath
You and your equipment become incorporeal. While this power is active, you may make your body corporeal or incorporeal as a swift action. By making a DC 20 hyper score check (d20 + hyper score) you may activate this power to become incorporeal in response to an attack or spell as an immediate action.
Your unarmed strikes and weapons have the ghost touch quality and as a standard action while you are corporeal and this power is active, you may make a melee touch attack to cause a target creature or object to make it incorporeal with you. As a swift action you can end the target’s incorporeality while it is in a solid object, dealing 4d6 points of damage (trapping it there; escape DC 20 + hyper score).

 

Notes on Shadowcat’s Pathfinder build

Remember that outside of combat, Kitty here is going to have a lot more incorporeality available than in the middle of a fight. I think, however, more than a minute of shifting back and forth should be taxing for her and I’m really happy with how the incorporeality hypernaut power (how did I not think of including that in the core book!) works. I think she’s an uber thief and definitely worth adding to any campaign with some weighty mid-level PCs, able to take hits, fade away, and play a part as a recurring villainous henchwomen or even the BBEG(al) without the obvious concern of focused fire (or a nasty critical hit) knocking her out too early. 🙂

 

Kitty Pride (Shadowcat)

Medium humanoid (human, hyper), neutral good
Armor Class 17 (magical leather)
Hit Points 130 (20d8+40)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Con +6, Int +5, Wis +7, Cha +6
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +4, Deception +6, History +5, Insight +7, Investigation +5, Perception +7, Performance +6, Persuasion +6, Stealth +8
Senses passive Perception 17
Languages English, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, Shi’ar, Skrull
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)
Incorporeality. Shadowcat can turn herself incorporeal or back as a reaction or bonus action. While incorporeal Shadowcat takes no damage from nonmagical weapons and half damage from non-psychic energy damage or magical weapons. In addition, while incorporeal Shadowcat can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. She takes 5 (1d10) force damage if she ends this effect inside an object and can only remain incorporeal while holding her breath.
Lockheed. Shadowcat has befriended a small alien dragon named Lockheed (it has the statistics of a pseudodragon but is immune to both fire and psychic damage).

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Shadowcat makes four unarmed strikes or two unarmed strikes and a phasing strike.
Phasing Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: The target makes a DC 16 Constitution saving throw with disadvantage or becomes incorporeal with Shadowcat. As a bonus action, Shadowcat can end the target’s incorporeality, causing it to become corporeal while inside of an object and dealing 33 (6d10) force damage (escape DC 16).
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) bludgeoning damage.

REACTIONS
Instinctive Phase (Recharge 5-6). When Shadowcat would be damaged by an attack or spell she may spend her reaction to turn incorporeal.

 

Notes on Shadowcat’s D&D 5E build

There are no hypernauts in the given rules for Hypercorps D&D 5E and even then incorporeality is given pretty loose rules so Kitty here is built as a monster rather than a PC. Therefore it seemed to make sense to make her as usable as possible for any given game and I think if you’re out for a canny phasing spirit or ghost of some kind, change her type to undead and you should be good to go!

Hypercorps 2099 Mystique

Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

By request this week we have a character all around extremely well-suited for a Hyper Score build: Mystique! If you have a favorite character you’d like to see, please comment and let me know. Tune in next week for another request: Kitty Pride AKA Shadowcat!

Also if you spot a way this can improve, share the info! I’m on Twitter @MikeMyler2, Facebook, Google+, and you can leave messages below the post. Thanks!

MYSTIQUE          CR 14—XP 38,400

Female human rogue (chameleon) 6/monk (martial artist) 6 [hs 3; hypernaut 1]
CN Medium humanoid (human, hyper)
Init +6; Senses Awareness +14

DEFENSE
AC 25, bullet 25, touch 25, flat-footed 19 (+5 deflection, +5 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 monk, +3 Wisdom)
hp 105 (12d8+48) fast healing 1; Hyper Bonus +1
Fort +11, Ref +16, Will +11
Defensive Abilities evasion, uncanny dodge; Immune disease, fatigue, poison
Hyper Flaws disturbing (natural form), loner

OFFENSE
Speed 50 ft.
Melee unarmed +20/+15/+15 or +18/+18/+15/+15/+10 (1d8+9, Crit 19-20/x2)
Ranged combat pistol +20/+15/+15 (2d6+1, Crit x4, Range 100 ft.)
Special Attacks exploit weakness, flurry of blows, hyper bonus +1, sneak attack +3d6, stunning fist (6/day, DC 18)
Hypernaut Power (CL 15th; concentration +20)
Constant—perfect mimicry

TACTICS
During Combat Mystique is a master of deception both in combat and out. She ambushes an opponent then uses move actions to feint, attacking with unarmed strikes when a foe’s guard is down. Mystique attempts to isolate and dispatch foes before assuming their form to approach her enemy’s allies.

STATISTICS
Str 13, Dex 20, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 18
Hyper Constitution 1 (Hyper Blooded)
Base Atk +8; CMB +10; CMD 37
Feats Alertness[B], Combat Expertise, Dodge[B], Improved Critical: Unarmed[B], Improved Feint, Improved Unarmed Strike[B], Greater Feint, Mobility [B], Skill Focus (Bluff), Spring Attack[B], Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (unarmed), Weapon Specialization (unarmed)
Hyper Feats Extra Attribute Trait, Extra Hyper Attribute
Skills Acrobatics +18 (+26 to jump), Athletics +7, Awareness +14, Bluff +25, Diplomacy +12, Disable Device +12, Disguise +38, Escape Artist +16, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (dungeoneering, religion) +6, Knowledge (history, technology) +8, Knowledge (local) +11, Ride +9, Search +13, Sense Motive +20, Sleight of Hand +14, Stealth +18, Use Magic Device +8, Use Technology +9, Vehicular Control +11
Languages English, German, Spanish
SQ effortless sneak (underground, urban), high jump, hyper attack 1, hyper initiative, hyper mortality, hypernaut power (fast healing 1), maneuver training, martial arts master, misdirection (18 points), pain points, rogue talents (bleeding attack, combat trick, fast stealth)
Gear amulet of mighty fists +5, ring of protection +5

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Effortless Sneak (Sp) While Mystique is underground or in an urban area, she can take 10 on any Stealth check she makes.
Exploit Weakness (Ex) Mystique can observe a creature or object to find its weak point by making a Wisdom check and adding +9 against a DC of 10 + the object’s hardness or the target’s CR. If the check succeeds, she gains a +2 bonus on attack rolls until the end of her turn and any attacks she makes until the end of her turn ignore the creature or object’s DR or hardness.
      As a swift action Mystique may to analyze the movements and expressions of one creature within 30 feet, granting her a +4 bonus until the start of her next turn on Sense Motive checks and Reflex saves, and a +4 dodge bonus to AC against that opponent until the start of her next turn.
Misdirection – 18 points (Ex) At the start of each day Mystique gains a pool of stealth points. Before making a Stealth check, she can choose to put stealth points into the roll, gaining a bonus on Stealth checks equal to the number of stealth points she puts into the roll.
Pain Points (Ex) Mystique’s advanced knowledge of humanoid anatomy grants a +1 bonus on critical hit confirmation rolls and increases the DC of her stunning fist by 1.

 

NEW HYPERNAUT POWER: Perfect Mimicry
Tier 1; Action swift; Save none
Effect Mystique can psionically shift the atoms of her body to duplicate any humanoid of either sex, wearing any kind of clothing. She can precisely duplicate another person’s retina pattern, finger, palm and skin-pore patterns, and vocal cords. She can increase her volume, but not her mass. While assuming another creature’s form Mystique gains a +30 hyper bonus on Disguise checks.

NEW HYPER FLAW
Loner: You have been abandoned, betrayed, and forgotten by more allies, family members, and lovers than you can count–even your own children are suspect. As a rule you have learned that the only person you can ever possibly be loyal to is yourself and that makes you hard for others to trust. You do not gain morale bonuses from the magic items, spells, or abilities of other creatures (any morale bonuses you grant yourself or gain from a feat, class, or racial ability function normally.)

DESIGN NOTES ON MYSTIQUE

OOF! I made a little more work for myself than I needed to here but I’m very happy with how she came out–another great example of a character very well-suited to the Hyper Score System, complementing the standard Pathfinder ruleset with abilities that put her into super territory. I also managed to keep her at a relatively lower level–this is someone you can toss at a group of middle-range PCs for a very, very, very fun encounter (and you are welcome to change her favored terrains if it’s not underground or whatever; chock it up to her hypernaut power).
       While the image I chose has her double-wielding SMGs, I prefer my Mystique to be more about kickass martial arts (a la the movies) and less about shooting things. If you *want* her to be more about shooting things, swap out her feinting, improved crit, and weapon feats (a total of 7) for Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, Shot on the Run, Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Precise Shot, and Rapid Reload (or whatever other shoot-y things you might pine for).
       You could also easily do her as a meganaut (amping her Constitution and Charisma or Dexterity) and use hyper feats to access some disguise self-esque spell-like abilities, or go after the build as a parallel, but she’s so damned good at it I thought it was deserving of a hypernaut power.
       The movie costuming was neat but just, I mean, come on. Mystique is always going to be the white-adorned skull-belted badass from the 90s animated series. That’s just what it is.

 

Mystique

Medium humanoid (human, hyper), chaotic neutral rogue (thief) 3/monk (ballistic brawler) 6 [hs 3, abbernaut 1]
Armor Class 19 (Wisdom, martial arts stance)
Hit Points 91 (9d8+1d10+40+5)
Speed 45 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 20 (+5) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +9, Int +6
Skills Acrobatics +9, Deception +11, Insight +7, Perception +7, Sleight of Hand +9, Stealth +13
Tools thieves’ tools
Damage Resistances poison
Condition Immunities diseases, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 17
Languages English, German, Spanish
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)
Background Feature (Criminal) – Criminal Contact. Mystique has a reliable and trustworthy contact who acts as her liaison to a network of other criminals. She knows how to get messages to and from her contact, even over great distances; specifically, she knows the local messengers, corrupt caravan masters, and seedy sailors who can deliver messages for her.
Cunning Action. Mystique can take a bonus action on each of her turns in combat to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.
Expertise. Mystique’s proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check she makes that uses Deception or Stealth.
Exploding Ki Technique. Mystique gains a +4 bonus (her proficiency bonus) to attack rolls with firearms without requiring a bonus action aiming, and she does not suffer disadvantage while making attack rolls with firearms while within an enemy’s reach. If she would otherwise not require a bonus action aiming, Mystique gains a +4 bonus to damage when she spends a bonus action aiming. In addition, when she is wielding two firearms, she may spend a bonus action to gain an additional attack.
Fast Hands. Mystique can use the bonus action granted by her Cunning Action to make a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check, use her thieves’ tools to disarm a trap or open a lock, or take the Use an Object action.
Hyper Ability Trait: Dexterity – Dexterous Warrior). Mystique increases her ranged weapon damage by 2.
Hyper Attack. Mystique may make an additional weapon attack when she uses her action to attack.
Hyper Feat: Adrenal Hyper (Constitution – Hyper Blooded). Mystique is resistant to poison damage and immune to both diseases and the poisoned condition.
Hyper Feat: Adrenal Hyper (Dexterity – Hyper Dexterous 2/long rest). When Mystique fails a Dexterity saving throw she may choose to roll again with advantage.
Hyper Flaw: Unnatural. In her natural form, Mystique has disadvantage on all non-Intimidate Charisma checks.
Hyper Mortality. Mystique has advantage on saving throws against death and death effects.
Hyper Proficiency +1. Mystique’s bonus to weapons and other features (that are not skills or equipment) she is proficient with increases by 1.

Ki (6 points). Mystique harnesses the mystic energy of ki and can spend these points to fuel various ki features. When she spends a ki point, it is unavailable until she finishes a short or long rest, at the end of which she draws all of her expended ki back into herself. She must spend at least 30 minutes of the rest meditating to regain her ki points.

 

  • Flurry of Blows. Immediately after Mystique takes the Attack action on her turn, she can spend 1 ki point to make two unarmed strikes as a bonus action.
  • Patient Defense. Mystique can spend 1 ki point to take the Dodge action as a bonus action on her turn.
  • Step of the Wind. Mystique can spend 1 ki point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on her turn, and her jump distance is doubled for the turn.
  • Stunning Attack. Mystique can spend 1 ki point to attempt to stun a creature she hits with a melee weapon attack. The target must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of her next turn.

 

Ki-Empowered Bullets. Any attacks Mystique makes with a firearm count as magical.
Martial Arts. Mystique can use Dexterity instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of her unarmed strikes and monk weapons, and she rolls a 1d8 (raised from 1d6 because she is an abbernaut) in place of the normal damage of her unarmed strike or monk weapons. In addition, when Mystique uses the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on her turn, she can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action.
Second-Story Work. Climbing no longer costs Mystique extra movement and when she makes a running jump, the distance she covers increases by 5 feet.
Shapechanger. Mystique can use her action to polymorph into a Small, Medium, or Large humanoid she has seen, or back into her true form (though her volume changes, her mass does not). Her statistics, other than her size, are the same in each form. Any equipment she is carrying isn’t transformed but clothing or light armor she wears is. Mystique reverts to her true form if she dies or becomes incapacitated.
Sneak Attack 2d6 (1/turn). Mystique deals an extra 7 (2d6) damage when it hits a target with a weapon attack and has advantage on the attack roll, or when the target is within 5 feet of an ally of hers that isn’t incapacitated and she doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.
Stance of the Striking Serpent* (2). Mystique’s unarmed strikes deal an additional 1d6 piercing damage, she gains advantage on Acrobatics checks, checks and saves to avoid the prone condition, and creatures are at disadvantage to resist her attempts to grant them the prone condition.
Unarmored Defense. While she is wearing no armor and not wielding a shield, Mystique’s AC equals 10 + her Dexterity modifier + her Wisdom modifier + the number of martial arts stances* she knows.
Unarmored Movement. Mystique’s speed increases by 15 feet while she is not wearing armor or wielding a shield, and she is able to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on her turn without falling during the move.

*Martial Arts stances from Mists of Akuma.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Mystique makes three unarmed strikes (four with a bonus action or five with 1 ki) or three SMG blasts (with her bonus action spent aiming for a +4 bonus to damage or spent to make a fourth and fifth attack).
Unarmed Strikes. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8+5) magical bludgeoning damage plus 3 (1d6) piercing damage.
SMG Blast. Ranged Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, range (80/360), one target. Hit: 16 (2d8+7) magical bludgeoning and piercing damage.

REACTIONS
Deflect Missile. Mystique can spend her reaction to strike a missile when she is hit by a ranged weapon attack. When she does so, the damage she takes from the attack is reduced by 13 (1d8+1d6+5).
Slow Fall. Mystique can use her reaction when she falls to reduce any falling damage she takes by 30.

Notes on Mystique’s Build

Wondering what a 12th level hyper D&D 5E build shapeshifter looks like when it’s built by the book? This is it! I’m pretty fond of this build and may be reskinning it to field her against some 2099 Wasteland survivors sometime in the near future. 😀

Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

By request this week we have a character I’m not very fond of but people love and, as I knew inevitably would happen, he has been asked for: Wolverine. If you have a favorite character you’d like to see, please comment and let me know. Tune in next week for another request, the enigmatic shapeshifting Mystique!

Also if you spot a way this can improve, share the info! I’m on Twitter @MikeMyler2, Facebook, Google+, and you can leave messages below the post. Thanks!

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WOLVERINE           CR 20—XP 307,200

Male human barbarian (wild rager) 11 [hs 7; hypernaut 1/meganaut 2]
NG Medium humanoid (human, hyper)
Init +15; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Awareness +20

DEFENSE
AC 33, bullet 32, touch 30, flat-footed 24 (+6 armor, +5 deflection, +8 Dex, +1 dodge, +3 hyper, +2 natural, -2 rage)
hp 219 (11d12+121+21) fast healing 3; Hyper Bonus +3
Fort +20, Ref +14, Will +11
DR 5/—; Immune disease, poison
Hyper Flaw hubris (from Mythic Adventures)

OFFENSE
Speed 70 ft.
Melee claws +30/+25/+25/+20/+20 or +28/+28/+23/+23/+23/+18/+18 or +26/+26/+26/+21/+21/+21/+16/+16 (1d10+16, Crit 19-20/x3; also -4 to AC for max attack array)
Special Attacks greater rage 31 rounds/day, pounce

TACTICS
Base Statistics When not using greater rage, Wolverine loses his natural armor bonus to AC, claw attacks, pounce, scent, his will save is reduced by 1, he makes one less attack in a maximum full-attack action, and his Strength and Constitution are reduced by 6 (reducing attack bonuses and CMB by -3, hp by -33, and Strength-based skills by -3).

STATISTICS
Str 22, Dex 26, Con 30, Int 13, Wis 15, Cha 14
Hyper Dexterity 2 (Dexterous Footwork, Dexterous Strikes), Hyper Constitution 2 (Hyper Age, Hyper Blooded, Hyper Tough)
Base Atk +11; CMB +17; CMD 44
Feats Alertness [B], Dodge [B], Double Slice, Improved Damage Reduction, Improved Natural Attack (claws), Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Unarmed Strike [B], Mobility, Spring Attack [H], Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse; Hyper Feats A Bit Abberant (2), Extra Attribute Trait
Skills Acrobatics +18, Athletics +13, Awareness +20, Bluff +4, Handle Animal +6, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (history, nature) +5, Ride +12, Search +9, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +16, Survival +16, Vehicular Control +12
Languages English, Japanese
SQ fast movement, hypernaut power (fast healing 3), hyper attack 2, hyper focus 3/day, hyper initiative, hyper mortality, hyper rest, rage conversion, rage powers (beast totem, greater beast totem, lesser beast totem, primal scent, scent), trap sense +3, wild fighting
Gear +5 padded armor, amulet of keen mighty fists +5, ring of deflection +5

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Beast Totem Rage Powers (Su): While raging, Wolverine gains a +2 natural armor bonus, the pounce special ability (allowing him to make a full attack at the end of a charge). In addition, he gains two claw attacks. These attacks are considered primary attacks and are made at his full base attack bonus. The claws deal 1d10 slashing damage and deal ×3 damage on a critical hit..
Rage Conversion (Ex): When Wolverine fails a saving throw against any mind-affecting effect he can attempt a new saving throw at the beginning of his next turn. If the save succeeds, that effect ends and he instead rages and becomes confused as noted below.
Uncontrolled Rage (Ex): Wolverine’s rage functions as normal, except that when he reduces a creature to 0 or fewer hit points, he must attempt a DC 25 Will save or become confused. For the remainder of his current turn, he attacks the nearest creature other than himself. On the following round, refer to the confusion spell to determine his actions. At the end of this round, and each round thereafter, he can attempt a new saving throw to end the confusion effect. The rounds during which he is confused do not count against the rounds he has spent raging that day, but he cannot end his rage voluntarily, nor can he use rage powers while confused.
Wild Fighting (Ex): When using the full-attack action Wolverine can make one extra attack per round at his highest base attack bonus. Until the beginning of his next turn, however, he takes a –2 penalty on attack rolls and –4 penalty to AC.

 

NOTES ON WOLVERINE’S PATHFINDER BUILD

This is just the kind of character perfectly fit for the Hyper Score system, fully-forming into a proper statblock by using the various bits and bobs already within the Pathfinder rule set and adding on hyper abilities. I am extremely pleased with what I came up with above! 😀
(Although hey, I am not a Wolvie fan so if it needs a fix somewhere let me know!)

 

Wolverine

Medium humanoid (human, hyper), neutral good
Armor Class 18 (studded leather)
Hit Points 175 (14d8+112)
Speed 60 ft., leap 15 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 20 (+5) 26 (+8) 13 (+1) 16 (+2) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +10, Dex +11, Con +14
Skills Athletics +10, History +7, Insight +8, Intimidation +8, Investigation +7, Nature +7, Perception +8, Stealth +11, Survival +8
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities disease, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages English, Japanese
Challenge 17 (18,000 XP)
Charge. If Wolverine moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a claw attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 9 (2d8) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 18 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
Incredible Scent. Wolverine can pinpoint, by scent, the location of any object or creature within 30 feet of him and he gains advantage on Wisdom (Perception or Survival) checks to track or find something by scent. When an illusion appears within 30 feet of Wolverine, he makes a saving throw to recognize it as if he had spent an action scrutinizing.
Rage. On his turn, Wolverine can enter a rage as a bonus action. While raging, he gains the following benefits if he isn’t wearing heavy armor: advantage on Strength checks and Strength saving throws, when he makes a melee weapon attack using Strength he gains a +3 bonus to the damage roll, and he has resistance to all types of damage except for psychic. His rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if Wolverine is knocked unconscious or if his turn ends and he hasn’t attacked a hostile creature since his last turn or taken damage since then. Wolverine can also end his rage on his turn as a bonus action. Once Wolverine has raged four times, he must finish a long rest before he can rage again.
Regeneration. Wolverine regains 10 hit points at the start of his turn if he has at least 1 hit point. When reduced to 0 hit points, he regains 1 hit point after 1 minute unless he is decapitated and dismembered (taking an additional 100 hit points of damage).

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Wolverine makes eight claw attacks each turn.
Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8+5) magical slashing damage.

NOTES ON WOLVERINE’S D&D 5E BUILD

With the uber healing factor a PC build is out the window so I focused instead on making Wolverine’s statblock into a lean, easy to use monster. Rage is familiar, regeneration is simple, and he’s got plenty of skills (as well as all the attacks) to make for a formidable foe able challenge a party of high level adventurers. 😀

EDIT: As per the comment below, the Pathfinder build has had skills moved a bit and a little Charisma boost for intimidation and 5E build has had its Dexterity decreased a bit, Charisma increased a bit, and Constitution increased substantially.

Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

By request this week we have Axel Asher, a character integral to one of the major DC/Marvel crossover arcs! If you have a favorite character you’d like to see, please comment and let me know. Tune in next week for a character I am personally reticent to build (because I dislike him) but since this is by request, I cannot deny–Wolverine. :p

Also if you spot a way this can improve, share the info! I’m on Twitter @MikeMyler2, Facebook, Google+, and you can leave messages below the post. Thanks!

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AXEL ASHER (Access)

AXEL ASHER           CR 18—XP 153,600
Male human aristocrat 7 [hs 10; hypernaut 2/parallel 2]
LG Medium humanoid (human)
Init +11; Senses Awareness +2

DEFENSE
AC 38, bullet 28, touch 23, flat-footed 34 (+9 armor, +5 deflection, +3 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 hyper, +5 natural)
hp 121 (7d8+44+42); Hyper Bonus +5
Fort +12, Ref +10, Will +12
Defensive Abilities fortification 60%; DR 6/—; Immune dazed, sickened, stunned

OFFENSE
Speed 45 ft.
Melee unarmed strike +10/+5/+0/-5 (1d3+5 bludgeoning)
Hyper Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +22)
5/day—jester’s jaunt, litany of escape
5/day—dimension door, hostile juxtaposition
5/day—plane shift (Marvel and DC Universes only), teleport (hyper flaw: tiring)
3/combat—amalgamation (range 340 ft., Will DC 21; hyper flaw: uncontrolled dimensional toxicity)
10/combat—cosmic awareness [as natural seeker] (area 170 ft., range 2 miles, DC 17; hyper flaw: uncontrolled dimensional toxicity)

STATISTICS
Str 10, Dex 16, Con 20, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 14
Hyper Dexterity 1 (Dexterous Footwork), Hyper Constitution 3 (Hyper Endurant, Hyper Fortification, Hyper Tough)
Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 34
Feats Alertness[B], Combat Expertise, Dodge[B], Fleet, Improved Unarmed Strike[B], Iron Will, Persuasive, Skill Focus (Knowledge [local]); Hyper Feats Extra Attribute Trait, Extra Hyper Attribute [2], Parallel Access, Toughness
Skills Appraise +8, Awareness +2, Bluff +12, Diplomacy +14, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (history) +8, Knowledge (local) +14, Knowledge (nature) +9, Knowledge (religion) +5, Search +3, Sense Motive +12
Languages Chinese, English
SQ hyper attack 3, hyper initiative, hyper focus 5/day, hyper life, hyper mortality, hyper rest
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds; Other Gear +5 chain shirt, amulet of natural armor +5, ring of protection +5

COSMIC AWARENESS Axel is able to sense the presence of beings and objects in the universes that are somehow of importance to him for whatever reason.
NATURAL SEEKER (Hypernaut power from FAMOTH)
Tier 1    Action standard Save varies
Effect You have a preternatural talent for finding things. You are able to use any of the following spell-like abilities as constant spell-like abilities (though only one at a time): detect aberration, detect animals and plants, detect chaos/evil/good/law, detect magic, detect poison, detect psychic significance, detect radiation[TG], detect secret doors, detect snares and pits, detect undead, diagnose disease, object reading, and technomancy[TG]. By spending a full-round action making a DC 20 concentration check, you can use detect mindscape, detect thoughts, locate object, or locate weakness as a hyper spell-like ability.

AMALGAMATION (New Hypernaut Power)
Tier 3    Action full-round Save Will
You can choose two humanoids within range and if both fail their saving throw (which is rolled twice, taking the worst result), merge them into one amalgam form. This amalgam form possesses the race traits, class abilities, equipment, feats, hyper bonuses, hyper powers, languages, and special qualities of both original creatures, using the highest attributes, base attack bonus, movement speeds, skill ranks, and base saving throws between them. All effects and spells currently targeting the original creatures end when the amalgam is formed. You can also use this ability to target an amalgam and split it into its original creatures. You have no control over the actions of an amalgam form though you can naturally sense their location. The amalgam’s CR increases by +2 if the original creatures had the same CR or by +1 if one of the original creatures had a CR 3 or more greater than the other original creature.

NEW HYPER FLAW
Uncontrolled Toxicity: If Axel stays in one place too long (generally 3d4+4 hours) he causes spontaneous crossovers to occur–creatures from the Marvel Universe are randomly transported to the DC Universe and vice-versa for every span of time that passes before he moves to a new location.

SOME NOTES ON AXEL

Whew! What a tough build! I know that Axel can also do some time travel, but I’m tossing that at GM fiat because it would require bringing in Mythic Adventures and he’s already still too weak at the knees for being CR 18 (although I did try to toughen him up and boost his AC, I think he’ll still get whomped if not used at great range). Still as a plot device (which is what Access is!) he should do you fine and could make for a VERY interesting inclusion into your game–want to amp up the power level for a side quest and know which DC or Marvel heroes and villains your players like best? Introduce Axel, browse the growing list of Hyper Score Marvel builds (maybe grab a few things from Hypercorps 2099 to stand in, available in both Pathfinder or 5E OGL), merge them together, and wreak havoc until the great crisis is averted!

 

Axel Asher (Access)

Medium humanoid (human, hyper), lawful good
Armor Class 18 (cosmic awareness)
Hit Points 130 (20d8+40)
Speed 45 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Int +6, Wis +6, Cha +5
Skills Athletics +4, History +6, Insight +6, Persuasion +5, Stealth +6
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Chinese, English
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)

Amalgamation. Axel chooses two humanoids within 300 feet and if both fail a DC 18 Wisdom saving throw made with disadvantage, they are merged into one amalgam form. This amalgam form possesses the race features, class features, attacks, equipment, feats, hyper bonuses, hyper powers, languages, and proficiencies of both original creatures, using the highest ability scores, proficiency bonus, and movement speeds between them. All effects and spells currently targeting the original creatures end when the amalgam is formed. Axel can also use this feature to target an amalgam and split it into its original creatures. Axel has no control over the actions of an amalgam form though he can naturally sense their location using his cosmic awareness. The amalgam’s Challenge Rating increases by +2 if the original creatures had the same Challenge Rating or by +1 if one of the original creatures had a Challenge Rating 3 or more greater than the other original creature.
Cosmic Awareness. Axel senses the direction of creatures and objects that are somehow important to him as long as one of these creatures or object is on the same plane of existence. If the creature or object is in motion, he knows the direction of its movement. He also increases his AC by 6.
Dimensional Bounce (Recharge 1–4). Axel can spend a bonus action to teleport to any location within 150 feet.
Dimensional Step (Recharge 6). Axel can spend an action to teleport to any location as the spell teleport.
Plane Shift. Axel can spend an action to cast plane shift but is only able to access the Marvel Universe and DC Universe. Once he has used this feature, he cannot do so again for 1 minute.

ACTIONS
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 (1) bludgeoning damage.

REACTION
Dimensional Swap. When an attacker that Axel can see hits him with an attack, he can use his reaction to switch places with one creature he can see within 30 feet (other than the attacking creature). Axel appears in that creature’s space and the creature appears in his space, suffering all of the attack’s damage (and any other effects of the attack).

SOME NOTES ON AXEL’S 5E BUILD

This is another instance where there’s just no equivalent resource structure and I went for a straight monster build rather than force it out of the given system of 5E (even 5E with Hyper Score rules included). Incidentally this would work just as well for Mr. Mxyzptlk–just change him to Small sized, add a bunch of Dexterity to increase AC, swap cosmic awareness for true sight, and switch amalgamation for wish once per round.