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You cannot use attack powers from other classes while in beast form. From PHB2, p84 (as updated by official errata): Wild Shape ... While you are in beast form, you can’t use weapon or implement attack powers that lack the beast form keyword, although you can sustain such powers. ... No paladin powers (or powers from any other non-druid class, ...


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A quick search on Paizo's source reference document tells me that the Wild Shape class feature of the druid works just like the Transmutation spell Beast Shape. Transmutation spells are described here and this is the relevant part: When you cast a polymorph spell that changes you into a creature of the animal, dragon, elemental, magical beast, plant, or ...


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I think it was not uncommon for druids – and other mystical figures in folklore – to appear before others in magical disguise. Glamour, after all, is heavily associated with the fey, which are in turn tied to the natural world and the same sort of mythological background as druids. Further, as protectors of the natural world, druids have to ...


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This answer depends a lot upon the method you use to animate him. Your options are basically these: animate dead – Core and lowest-level, but applies the very-weak Skeleton or Zombie templates. Ritual of Crucimigration – From Libris Mortis, this applies the quite good Necropolitan template. On the other hand, it’s a voluntary ritual that ...


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You are the GM. There are some important rules to go by before you consider the rules of the game. Will the players enjoy facing against the villain? Will you enjoy playing this villain? If the answer to both the above is yes, you can go ahead with this. The only problem is if adding all the stuff on will make the NPC more powerful than you expected. ...


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It is broken for the reasons you note (way, way awesome results from a first level spell for having one feat - better than any other summoning augmentation available). There's a good reason for this - the author intended it to be a +2 level metamagic feat but that was omitted when it appeared in print.


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Yes, a Druid can have a dinosaur as an animal companion, but with some limitations according to the rules-as-written. A higher-level Druid has more options than just the basic list, as described in the alternative animal companions list. Starting at level 7, a Druid can choose a deinonychus as an animal companion. But wait, you say, I'm asking about a ...


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RAW both of those are true. Circle of the Moon archetype ignores the level requirements for the CR of the creatures you wild shape change into and instead instantly allows access to CR 1 creatures and from then on at level 6 allows access up to your druid level divided by 3. Thus your Druid player is well within his rights to shape change into a Dire Wolf. ...


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From the PHB page 66: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. And page 69: At 10th level, you can expend two uses of Wild Shape at the same time to transform into an air elemental, an earth elemental, a fire elemental, or a water elemental. It seems fairly clear that these ...


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Your player is correct; the rule says your HP stays the same so your HP stays the same. The game very rarely (and only very awkwardly) cares why a particular statistic has the value it does; it just cares what the value is. In other words, when it says the hit points of your original form, it just means before using Wild Shape, including the item (and spell ...


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The DC for Poison is a formula. The static value listed in a monster's stat block is a convenience so that GMs don't have to calculate it themselves. From the d20 SRD: The Fortitude save DC against a creature’s natural poison attack is equal to 10 + ½ poisoning creature’s racial HD + poisoning creature’s Con modifier (the exact DC is given in the ...


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Like most other answers, I would say yes, two shapeshifts in a combat is legit; no, you did not make a mistake by allowing your player to wolf out and; no, you shouldn't try to claw back the ability. One thing I would add to the previous answers is that this issue will almost certainly balance itself out fairly soon. Yes, a CR 1 creature in a level 2 party ...


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The D20 Pathfinder SRD Monsters DB has a spreadsheet of Pathfinder creatures, which you can use to search by type, size, whether the creature can fly/climb/burrow/swim, and so on. The spreadsheet includes columns for useful things like special attacks, climb/fly/swim/movement speeds, and which senses the creature has. It's worth keeping perhaps three to ...


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According to Unearthed Arcana (1985) for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, “For druids of 16th level and above [… r]ather than spells, spell-like powers are acquired [including] the ability to alter his appearance at will. Appearance alteration is accomplished in 1 segment, with height and weight decrease/increase of 50% possible, apparent age from child to ...


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In order to use all three, the cat must take a Full-Attack action, which takes a Full-Round Action (Move+Standard), which usually means it may not move aside from a 5-ft. Step. That's generally a pretty big limitation on most things that rely on lots of attacks. Of course, most cats have Pounce, which means they also get a Full-Attack at the end of a ...


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Only with a Lot of Planning The description of the vampire reads, "Each round of immersion in running water inflicts damage on a vampire equal to one-third of its maximum hit points—a vampire reduced to 0 hit points in this manner is destroyed." Emphasis mine. I'll admit 12 gallons per person per round is a lot, but immersing--that is, submerging or ...


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Okay, let's take a look. Other This article provides a list of vermin to select 'animal' companion from. Note that it actually does not prohibit a non-vermin druid to select vermin companion. Also please note that vermin companion is actually considered magical beast. Watchspider is a wonderful magical beast located on page 140 of City of Splendors: ...


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Animals don’t speak any language; Sylvan is the language of Fey. Most magical beasts don’t speak any language either, but those who do will have that language noted in their entry (and it may not be Sylvan). Speak with animals or similar magical powers are the only way to communicate with creatures that do not have a language. A DM, of course, ...


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Nature What bugs me is that I can't see proper use of this ability besides deception, and deception doesn't feel too "natural". I think a big part of your confusion is that you're coming at nature from a very modern perspective. Woods are safe, bright, places fit for hiking and camping. "All natural" foods are free from contamination and uncertainty. ...


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I can't check on it from work, but this post (about Baldur's Gate, of all things...) seems to confirm that, although the PHB does technically allow ranger/druids, it was only in the Complete expansions that the alignment conflict was corrected. The post also implies this requires a Neutral Good alignment. Turns out the information about this combination is ...


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Quoting a relevant topic from community.wizards.com: from the DMG Errata: (Careful, the link points to a zip file from Wizards.com. Always scan files for viruses etc upon download!) Epic Druid Dungeon Master’s Guide, page 208 Problem: Druids no longer get multiple animal companions. Solution: Replace the Animal Companion paragraph with ...


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Plot: Learn it from someone who knows it One would presume that should a druid decide to teach you Druidic, then you could spend a skill rank or two on Speak Languages to learn the language. That would be a DM’s call and probably quite rare, but it could happen. A blighter (Complete Divine) certainly wouldn’t care about teaching the language, ...


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The implementation of that line is entirely up to your GM. Tho only other mention of that phrase that I can find in the Pathfinder rules is in a 3rd-party Shaman class, which has the same restrictions that druids do. This works similarly to the paladin's code. While the paladin's code specifically calls out a few examples of things that will break the ...


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Preliminary research indicates that no one has statted up a fox for 5e yet. In lieu of actual monster creation rules which should be present in the DMG, here's the best I can offer, a reasonable conversion from the cat and panther. Without doing a ton of research into foxes, and simply thinking about the iconic images of foxes, we think about them being ...


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Tl;dr - The Druid makes a Deception check, an observer has to beat their result with an Insight check. Proficiency in Nature would allow a character who was not proficient to add their proficiency bonus to the whichever of the 2 checks they were making. So, there are 2 questions here. The first is whether the Wild Shaped Druid is physically ...


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No, in D&D 3.5, animal companions do not grow in size due to bonus HD. It does not clearly state this in the core rules but is explicitly stated in a Skip Williams rules article on animals on Wizards's site. Like many things, this was improved in Pathfinder, where specific size increases are defined per animal companion type explicitly in the rules.


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Greenbound Summoning works exactly as it says it does: you get a normal creature from the list, augmented with the Greenbound template. It “has” the LA/CR adjustment but that doesn’t really mean much of anything to a summoned creature anyway. On the one hand, the Greenbound template is over-LA’d. Like most LA-carrying options, ...


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Not with the intent to send them to an elemental plane. Wild Shape, as it pertains to elementals, is the equivalent of Elemental Body. In this spell, you assume the form of an elemental, you do not fully become one. You remain planar, as your origin is still in the default plane, regardless of the form you assume.


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Adding necromancy spells isn't overpowered in and of itself. If I were you or your DM, I'd write a new terrain type for Land druids or perhaps even make entirely new paradigm for the class. Considering that you are inexperienced, however, I think the easiest thing and the one for the least potential to break your game is to make a new circle for Land ...


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Gaining an animal companion wasn't a thing druids could do any better than any other class in 2nd Edition, at least not without using kits* and other options from non-core books.† (This was more the province of 2e rangers, who acquired animal companions instead of human followers at higher levels.) To get an animal companion in 2e as a druid you had to do ...



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