Since Wild Shape can't be dispelled, which implies that it's not "inherently magical", can the spell True Seeing allow someone to see through a Wild Shape transformation?


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Truesight can see through Wild Shape

The spell true seeing gives you truesight, the description of which says:

perceive the original form of a shapechanger or a creature that is transformed by magic.

and Wild Shape says:

[...] you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before.

Since the druid is transformed by magic (though not by a spell), truesight can see through it.

Note: dispel magic still doesn't work on wild shape, not because it is not magical, but because it's not a spell. Dispel magic has no effect on magic things that are not spells.

Any spells of 3rd level or lower on the target ends.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I appreciate your answer, but I just found out that this is a duplicate question. I'm upvoting, marking it as an answer, and closing the question. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 26, 2019 at 17:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DanielZastoupil no worries! It happens. I should have looked before answering but I didn't remember it being asked before. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 26, 2019 at 17:20

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