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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

The Shapeshifting skill governs use of talismans, items that change your form. Higher Shapeshifting will reduce HP penalties and increase form bonuses.


At Ba DE Dg Ds Dj Dr Fe Fo Gr Gh Gn HO Hu Ko Mf Mi Mu Na Op On Sp Te Tr Vp VS
-2 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -1 -2 0 -3 N/A 7 -2 -1 -1 2 -3 N/A -1 -1 -1 2 -2 -1 0 -1


  • Most forms boost Unarmed Combat in some way.
  • The biggest jump is going from "not being in a form" to "being in a form". If you plan on going Shapeshifting, it can be wise to train Shapeshifting skill exclusively, until you reach an acceptable skill for a given form.
  • With the "average" species, Human, having -1 Shapeshifting, don't be afraid to train a negative Shapeshifting aptitude.

See Also


  • The Shapeshifting skill was introduced in 0.31. Previously, Transmutations magic would let you change your form.
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