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Can a Druid Wild Shape into a Swarm or "Giant"?

The Players handbook has a list of creatures in the back which are designed for use by the players. Various tweets and materials have said that the players handbook has creatures that players need to ...
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Can a Beast Master ranger choose a swarm as an animal companion?

The Beast Master ranger's Ranger's Companion feature says: At 3rd level, you gain a beast companion that accompanies you on your adventures and is trained to fight alongside you. Choose a beast ...
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What does Sacred Flame do to a swarm?

So a player casts sacred flame on a swarm. What would the effect be? Sacred flame targets a creature that you can see within range A swarm is made up of many tiny (or smaller) beasts. Would it take ...
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Can the Conjure Animals spell summon swarms?

The spell conjure animals (PHB, pg. 225) says: You summon fey spirits that take the form of beasts and appear in unoccupied spaces that you can see within range. Choose one of the following options ...
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Can swarms be pushed or pulled?

Following up my question about grappling conditions on swarms, a situation came up in my group when the Druid attempted to use the spell Thorn Whip to pull a swarm of piranhas on shore to defeat them, ...
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Can any effect in the game prevent gaining temporary hit points?

Certain effects in the game, such as the Chill Touch spell, prevent (re)gaining hit points : On a hit, the target [...] can't regain hit points until the start of your next turn. But can any effect ...
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Can I breed and train an army of wild rats?

I’m playing a blind (but with 60ft blind-sight) half-elf bard with animal handling and animal friendship in a D&D 5e game. I'm interested in capturing two wild rats and breeding them into any ...
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What happens when you cast the Polymorph spell on a swarm?

If a caster targets a swarm with the spell polymorph, what happens? The polymorph spell description says: This spell transforms a creature with at least 1 hit point that you can see within range into ...
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Can a wizard have a swarm of animals as a familiar?

Can a wizard have a swarm of animals as a familiar? An Imp is a possible familiar and has a CR of 1, and most swarms have CRs of 1/4. Does it have to be a single creature or could the spirit take the ...
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Can you use Awaken on an Insect Swarm and affect the whole swarm? [duplicate]

A swarm of insect technically counts as a single "creature", but Awaken only specifics targeting a "beast" or "plant". Note it doesn't say a single beast or plant, just a ...
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