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Is it possible for a PC to create a treant without using a spell like wish or miracle or an epic spell?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you explicitly looking for Conjuration (Creation) or Conjuration (Summoning) spells? \$\endgroup\$
    – Chemus
    Dec 10, 2017 at 16:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Chemus -- sorry about that, Maiko went off a wee bit half-cocked when I asked him about this in chat :) the answer to your question is yes. \$\endgroup\$
    – Shalvenay
    Dec 10, 2017 at 17:15

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Spells that create a treant

The 7th-level druid spell changestaff [trans] (Player's Handbook 208) allows the caster to turn a specially prepared walking stick into a virtual treant. Similarly but less portable, the 6th-level druid spell liveoak [trans] (PH 248) creates an ersatz treant guardian when a druid's near a sacred space.

More frighteningly, the 9th-level wu jen wood spell arboreal transformation [trans] (Complete Mage 95) for 1 day/level changes a creature into a treant that obeys the wu jen's commands; when the duration expires, the creature becomes a normal tree.

…And, as alternatives, magic items that produce a treant

The sapling club (Arms and Equipment Guide 115) (32,450 gp; 3 lbs.) is a +1 club that the wielder can command to become for up to 12 rounds/day a treant, and the seeds of the treant (AE 136) (15,300 gp; 0 lbs.) brings forth from the planted seeds instantaneously a for-reals treant… over whom the planter has no control. (Apparently the Guide had a serious thing for treant-themed items. I mean, also see the staff of trees (AE 127) (120,000 gp; 4 lbs.). Who knew?)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Awaken also does the job, to some extent. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben Barden
    Dec 12, 2017 at 19:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BenBarden Balderdash! An awakened tree is just a big animated object not a true treant! (Although you're right that it may look like one.) And, I guess the spell polymorph any object could make a treant, too, but the spell polymorph any object is kind of a cop-out when other spells exist that actually do specifically create a treant rather than a spell that can create a treant or a mailbox or a 5-course meal or the caster's heart's desire. (Also, thank you for the opportunity to use the word balderdash. :-)) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 12, 2017 at 19:51
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Liveoak (Druid 6):

Liveoak must be cast on a healthy, Huge oak. A triggering phrase of up to one word per caster level is placed on the targeted oak. The liveoak spell triggers the tree into animating as a treant.

Changestaff (Druid 7):

You change a specially prepared quarterstaff into a Huge treantlike creature, about 24 feet tall. When you plant the end of the staff in the ground and speak a special command to conclude the casting of the spell, your staff turns into a creature that looks and fights just like a treant.

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