I am playing a lvl-4 halfling druid with a background as a woodworker craftsman. I would like to be able to carve small wooden creatures, and then animate them. The 5th-level spell Animate Objects seems to be a bit of overkill for this application; is there a more appropriate alternative?
We are playing AL, and the DM is quite a stickler for rules, but we can use PHB plus 1 other hardcover 5e.
This question is being driven more by a character-building motive of trying to connect the character's previous life as a wood carver to his current life as a spell casting adventurer. There is no specific (e.g., combat-related) goal.
I just thought it would be cool to have some wooden creatures to play with that can:
- be sent on errands
- fake out monsters/guards
- engage in combat distraction