I'm creating a druid and came across an interesting tactic that seems to be both overpowered and allowed as the rules are written. (Our characters will be level 5 due to people wanting to keep their previous characters from our last campaign.)
The scenario is this:
- The party comes across a scary enemy.
- The druid gets the highest initiative.
- Druid casts "Conjure Animals" as a third level spell.
- He decides he wants 8 Constrictor Snakes (or any other sized beasts that can grapple) to surround the enemy.
- The initiative roll for the group of snakes allows them to act next.
- The druid commands them to attack the target. (They obey any verbal commands that you issue to them, no action required.)
- They all attack the target and grapple him. (Based on their action "constrict". Basically if they hit they deal damage and automatically grapple.)
This poses several questions:
- Can multiple creatures grapple a single target?
- Would this require multiple attempts to break free?
- How would you deal with different creatures with different "break free from grapple" saves?
- How would this apply to different beasts? (Constrictor Snakes, Crocodiles, Giant Crabs, Giant Octopi...)