What opportunities exist in D&D 5e in order to turn into beasts, while maintaining personality and mental abilities (Intelligence, Wisdom and not necessary Charisma)?

As far as I can see, one of the obvious solutions is Wild Shape. Are there any other options?


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Yes, other options do exist.

Options that keep mental scores

Wild Shape allows you to retain your mental ability scores, as you mentioned.

Additionally, shapechange, a 9th level druid or wizard spell, works (though it only affects you). To affect others, you could use the 8th level druid spell animal shapes.

Options that don’t work

Polymorph explicitly calls out that the mental ability scores are changed to match the new form, as does true polymorph and mass polymorph.


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