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I couldn't find anywhere that said one way or the other, do the usual restrictions of Wild Shape apply to Elemental Wild Shape? Yes. Nothing about Elemental Wild Shape ability says otherwise. However, If not, the Beast Spells feature allows a Druid to cast spells while shapeshifted, but specifically mentions beast forms. Can a Druid with the ...


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Elemental Wild Shape is just a different form for you to Wild Shape into. As such it's limited by all the restrictions and gains all the benefits of normal wild shape. To answer the second half of this question, we need to know if Beast is a keyword or if it's simply a general descriptor that could apply to anything we wild shape into. The answer to this is ...


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Wild Shape was changed in the errata to go off Alternate Form. The website I linked has the updated rules. It's worth reading both descriptions, as Wild Shape changes a bit of what Alternate Form does. Here's some points of note: All gear melds, unless it has a specific property that says it doesn't. Any gear worn or carried by the druid melds into 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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Can a druid wild shape into an animal, lose all those animal hp, and then wild shape back into the animal on his next turn to regain full animal hp? Yes, that is what the 5e rules as written say. Was allowing my level 2 druid to turn into a Dire Wolf a big mistake? Should I go back on this ruling? I'd say go with it, for a few reasons. First, this ...


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5e is a skirmish game, fights should be brutal nasty and short, and there shouldn't be time to rest between each fight. Can your druid wildshape into a Dire Wolf twice every fight? By the rules, he can wild shape twice between rest periods. The question then is every fight delimited by a rest period? Not in my experience. You have a ton of options to deal ...


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Page 67 PHB states: When you revert to your normal form, you return to the number of hit points you had before you transformed. However, if you revert as a result of dropping to 0 hit points, any excess damage carries over to your normal form. Page 66 also indicates: You can revert to your normal form earlier by using a bonus action on your turn. Finally, ...


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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 what I've read and other games I've played the druid can use his wildshape to soak up damage like you suggested, because later transforming into even a powerful creature can be a disadvantage, in some situations. The circle of the moon is also arguable the most powerful choice at second level too. Also one thing to keep in mind as well that if a druid ...


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I would make this entirely at the DMs preference. If a given druid had only ever seen adult dragonflies and wanted to assume the shape of a juvenile dragonfly, I would certainly allow it, but the outcome might not be exactly what the player wanted, because a juvenile dragonfly is not just a smaller version of an adult. Likewise, if the character would ...


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You just need to see one beast of its kind, not every possible phenotypic category of a kind of beast. If you did, it would specify that with something like ... the shape of a beast of a [gender/age/size/colour/seasonal pelt] that you have seen before. It only specifies that you have seen that kind of beast before, nothing more.


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As for a fox animal companion, I’d use the jackal stats. Foxes and jackals are extremely similar, in size and in niche, a result of convergent evolution. For the wild shape and giant fox, the panther seems like a good match, although the giant fox would be more reliant on hearing and scent than a cat of equal size. Also, you might want to consider using 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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RAW: No Every type of Shaman specifically lists which domains are valid choices for Nature Bond. For example, the wolf shaman must choose from the Animal, Community, Liberation, and Travel domains. None of the Animal and Terrain domains are listed here, and the list was never updated to incorporate them since Ultimate Magic came out. Without any ...



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