Prerequisites: Alchemist 4.
Benefit: An alchemist can infuse his mutagens with the wild energies of the natural world to create wild mutagens. Once a wild mutagen is imbibed, the alchemist can turn into any Small or Medium animal and back again one time while the mutagen is in effect. A wild mutagen functions like the beast shape I spell, but the effect lasts for 10 minutes per wild herbalist level, or until she changes back. Changing form (to animal or back) is a standard action and doesn't provoke an attack of opportunity. The form chosen must be that of an animal the alchemist is familiar with. Every four levels beyond 4th, the alchemist can change form one additional time while the wild mutagen is in effect, for a total of five times at 20th level. As an alchemist gains in levels, the power of the wild mutagen improves. At 8th level, an alchemist can wild mutagen to change into a Large or Tiny animal. The wild mutagen now functions as beast shape II.