Can a druid use a sending stone while in Wild Shape?

I'm torn on this, as sending stones are a magic item and would greatly enhance communication while scouting ahead.

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No, because you still cast a spell from the item

Per the description of the sending stones:

Sending stones come in pairs, with each smooth stone carved to match the other so the pairing is easily recognized. While you touch one stone, you can use an action to cast the sending spell from it. [...]

And the description for Wild Shape states: "You can’t cast spells". At least not until you're high enough level.

Food for thought

The sending stones only work once per day. You can Wild Shape twice per rest. So you could Wild Shape, do your recon, revert to normal, use the stone, Wild Shape again, and then head back to the party.


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