I am playing a Gnome druid and my legs were lost due to an Owlbear attack.
Do my legs stay absent when I Wild Shape, or are they present when I Wild Shape but gone again when I change back?
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Wild shape allows you to take the form of an animal.
Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before.
When you wild shape you take the complete form of whatever you are shaping into. The size, shape, and/or condition of your druid before they transform is irrelevant.
Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast...
So, when you transform into a bear, it will be a normal four-legged bear. If you transform into a snake you will have no legs (as nature intended). Whatever form you choose, you get the normal textbook form of that animal.
You can revert to your normal form earlier by using a bonus action on your turn. You automatically revert if you fall unconscious, drop to 0 hit points, or die.
However, when you change back, your druid will have the same physical form that they had before they transformed (their "normal form"). Wild shape only allows you to transform into something else for a certain amount of time, it does not have any effects that modify your un-transformed druid self.