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As a specific example, From playing a Druid in DCI Adventurers League games (specifically "The Quest for Sporedome") I have a magic Item cert for a set of Half-Plate of Poison Resistance (Highest AC medium armor). The armor is explicitly usable by Druids, as it specifies on the cert that the plate is made from petrified giant mushrooms. And seeing as these ...


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Druids, imho don't really need much enhancement to their armor and I feel that the armor's listed are just fine. Given that they have significantly more mobility and hp in some instances than even fighters at later levels. That said anything organic could be used, as Skathix pointed out Dragonscale works nicely and could even be a story item gifted by a ...


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There are two parts to consider for any homerule: Game balance: will this new thing be too powerful? Flavor: will this be cool and make sense in the game world? Balance Moon Druids lose the benefits of armor in beastforms, so I will only consider Land Druids. They are more or less identical to Clerics, same spell progression and HP, similar spells, ...


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1) You didn't miss anything, Druids are inherently unarmored due to their ability to use Wild Shape which does well with mitigating damage as listed here on page 67: •When you transform, you assume the beast's hit points and Hit Dice. when you revert to your normal form, you return to the number of hit points you had before you transformed. However, ...


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Dungeon Master Guide, page 165 Dragon Scale Mail Armor (scale mail), very rare (requires attunement) While wearing this armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC, you have advantage on saving throws against the Frightful Presence and breath weapons of dragons, and you have resistance to one damage type that is determined by the kind of dragon that ...


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Yes - you can pick any animal shape you can reach. You can usually pick dire forms as well, as these are just "particularly big and tough versions of the normal animal" - confirm with the DM, just remember that the dire form is one size larger. So if your Druid can only do "large" he can be a Dire wolf or a regular lion but not a Dire Lion. I have also found ...


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RAW-a helmet by itself is not armor in game terms. It doesn't appear on the armor list, and a helmet itself provides no change to a characters AC. Extrapolated from text and from the common understanding of helmet-A helmet is traditionally a piece of armor, and Druids don't encase their bodies in metal armor. I would rule that any metallic piece of ...


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According to a dictionary: Armor, noun any covering worn as a defense against weapons. a suit of armor. a metallic sheathing or protective covering, especially metal plates, used on warships, armored vehicles, airplanes, and fortifications. mechanized units of military forces, as armored divisions. Also called armament. any protective ...


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As far as I can tell, the rules are silent on whether a helmet alone is considered "armor". That means that this is a case where the DM has to exercise common sense. It could be argued that the intention of the rule is that Druids do not want to wear metal at all. That would include helmets. That said, I assume that there is some mechanical consideration ...


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Let me reply to your question with a related question. My cleric worships Pelor, the god of goodness, healing, and the sun. What happens if my cleric wakes up at midnight and decides to draw runes in demon blood on his forehead and sacrifice a goat to Asmodeus? I think the answer to this question is pretty clear. According to the Rules As Written, ...


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Armour is a specifically defined mechanic. The list of what is considered armour can be found on PH pages 144–145. Plate armour includes a helm, but none of the other armours list a helmet as part of the garb. Because druids are only restricted in the armour they wear (per PH65), they can wear magical hats, helms1, circlets, tiaras, and any other piece of ...


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From page 65 of the PHB: Proficiencies Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields made of metal) So, RAW a druid will never choose to wear metal armor or use metal shields, so the main thrust of the question is based on a flawed premise. If a druid were forced to wear such items then, as soon as they were ...


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Another role-play based answer is that the scimitar may not be available or even exist the the game world, as would be the case if your game world is Celtic based, remember that the scimitar was a weapon found predominantly in the Middle East/Asia IRL and would be completely foreign to anyone in the British Isles or France in the middle ages. The land the ...


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It appears that they simply will not wear metal equipment. The PHB says they will not use metal equipment. It does not say that they are not proficient with it. From page 65 of the PHB: Proficiencies Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields made of metal) Since I can't find any mention of ...


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Because it's Cool! Remember D&D is a role playing game first and a war game second. If the player imagines her Druid as a sickle wielding bad ass, reaping the foes of nature: fan-bloody-tastic. I am DMing a player whose gnome cleric dual wields daggers - mechanically she is giving up +2 AC from a shield or a 1d8 primary for the chance to do roughly the ...


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He wouldn't, if he could help it A sickle is a simple weapon. A scimitar is a martial weapon. Strictly speaking, martial weapons are straight up better than simple weapons, role-playing aside. This is balanced by the fact that magic heavy classes tend to not have martial weapon proficiency, so they are limited by what types of weapons they can use. It ...


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The shortest answer is, assuming the druid has the best-case scenario available to them, they wouldn't. The scimitar is all-around a better weapon than the sickle, assuming you're proficient in both (since the sickle is simple and the scimitar is martial, this is a reason why a character might wield the sickle instead, but doesn't apply to the druid). As a ...



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