Shape shifters are those who can shift from human to beast and back at will and have no ties whatsoever to the full moon and the effects it has once a month as it does with Lycanthropes. Shifters are NOT infected. They are either born with the condition or it is the result of a curse and changing shape does not interfere with carrying children to term if pregnant as it does with Lycanthropes as well.
Powers for shifters vary in strength but remain basic to the same as lycans. The better you are in your shift the stronger you become with the physical things. There are no special breed powers...just the generic "pick me ups" that happen with almost all preturnatural creatures.
SLOW: This is the Novice stage. The shift is awkward and takes more time.(Up to 5 minutes) There's pain and it takes a great deal of energy.
Enhanced Strength: You're able to lift twice your body weight
Enhanced Speed: You can hit up to 40 MPH
Enhanced Senses: You can hear a whisper from across the room and your sense of smell becomes three times that of a human's range. Night blindness is not a problem for you.
Metaphysic Senses: You can "feel" the energy of another preturnatural creature but can't tell exactly what's what and who's who by the taste of them.
PRACTICED: This is the middle stage. Things are flowing easier. The shift takes half the time as it did before and half the energy( 2.5 minutes). The pain becomes more of a dull ache with sharp spikes here and there instead of what it was.
Enhanced Strength: You're able to lift four times your body weight.
Enhanced Speed: You can hit up to 60 MPH
Enhanced Senses: Enhanced Senses: You can hear a whisper within a 50 ft. radius, smell becomes the same as the animal who's shape you share, sight does the same.
Metaphysic Senses: You can distinguish between Lycan, Vampire, or something else. Also, if you're near another shifter (type doesn't matter), you're still will tingle.
LIQUID: This is the top stage. You've become one of the shifter elite! Your shift moves over you like the flow of trickling water. So controlled is the shift that it takes mere seconds and barely a spike of energy. There is no pain, only the tingling of pins and needles as your energy flows with you into the change.
Enhanced Strength: You're able to lift a truck on your own.
Enhanced Speed: You're able to hit up to 80 MPH
Enhanced Speed: Hearing moves to 100 ft. radius, smell becomes as acute as a blood hound and seems to give a layer of taste to your tongue. Sight becomes sharp and stays the same in day or night.
Metaphysic Senses: You can tell the strength level of each preturnatural creature you come into contact with. Also, you're able to give a "call" to any shifters of your animal type near you. If they are weaker in their abilities they will feel the strong compulsion to heed your call and come to you