Questions tagged [animal]

For questions about animals, creatures that exist in the game world and are generally regarded as more commonplace or mundane than monsters.

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Can you have a penguin as a pet? [duplicate]

I was wondering if you could have a penguin as a pet and, if so, what are the stats and where do you put it in the character sheet? I'm not taking about an animal companion and I'm not a ranger; I am ...
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Clarification on the number of attacks a leopard receives

On page 274 of the 3.5 Monster Manual the leopard is stated to have: Attack: Bite +6 melee (1d6+3) Full Attack: Bite +6 melee (1d6+3) and 2 claws +1 melee (1d3+1) It also has the special attacks: ...
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How do I level up an animal?

My elf sorcerer 3 has a Handle Animal skill modifier of +10. How can my sorcerer level up his dogs and warhorse so that they're not extremely weak in future fights?
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Do warhorses know the combat riding tricks? Can they be changed?

I reckon not many DMs or players would ever waste time into arguing about this, I would rule it as "do what's best for your character". But let's assume I'm playing with a very nitpicky DM who wants ...
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Can the tentacle created by Gutsnake be affected by Animal Growth?

In the Spell Compendium, there is a spell Gutsnake that creates a tentacle coming out of the caster's stomach. Then it states: The tentacle created by the gutsnake spell is equivalent to a giant ...
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What happens when you roll a nat 20 on an Animal Handling check? [closed]

My Dragonborn Barbarian has animal handling as part of his skillset, which he used to tame a wolf collected from a goblin camp. Now this wolf has proven to be the unsung MVP of our recent encounters ...
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How to give a whale barding?

A level 3 druid character wants to help animals by making them capable of overcoming the threat of humans and other sentient races. To this end, his life goal is to equip a blue whale with plate armor,...
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Is it possible to use the Handle Animal skill to calm down a hostile animal?

We've recently encountered a pack of wolves that were trained by goblins, but their masters weren't anywhere nearby. Is it possible to use Handle animal to make them less hostile?
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Am I understanding how to calculate a mule's pulling capacity correctly?

Am I understanding how to calculate a mule's pulling capacity correctly? The PHB offers a few bits of information scattered across the chapters, and though I've read answers like this, I'd like to ...
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Do the Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells work on creatures from Conjure Animals?

The Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells, as their names imply, require the target to be of type "beast." Now looking to the Conjure Animals spell, its description says: You summon fey spirits that ...
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State and status of an animal magically turned into a human

Let us suppose that we have a mundane animal - a cow, sheep or pig, and a Muto Animal Corpus spell is used to transform that animal from its natural form into the form of a human that is the ...
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Is it inconvenient for the DM if I make a pet to go with my character?

I am fairly new to Dungeons & Dragons. While making my character (Half-Elf Rogue) I thought that it would be cool if my PC owned a pet to tie into her background, as my background as an Urchin ...
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What are the class skills for animals?

I'm working on an anthropomorphic giant octopus character (yes that's a real race, you can find it in Savage Species and it's awesome). From the two racial hit dice I get skill points equal to (2+Int)...
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Do animals summoned by magic items obey player commands?

Do animals summoned by magic items, such as the robe of useful items or the marble elephant figurine of wondrous power, follow player commands, Or are they wild animals? Or is this up to the DM's ...
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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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Do animals of the same CR summoned by Conjure Animals have to be the same animal?

Do animals of the same CR summoned by conjure animals have to be the same animal? I had a ranger player of mine ask. I know that the DM chooses which animals are summoned, and that the creatures are ...
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How do you tame a wild animal without being/knowing a beast-master?

In one of my recent D&D sessions, one of the members of the party (rogue) tamed a wild turkey. Since then, the rest of us have wanted a companion/pet as well (ex: Blood Hawk, Bat, etc.). Are there ...
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Would the Speak with Animals spell help with training a mammoth?

Is a session today, my Barbarian Goliath (Uthrak) decided to be a hero. We were fighting some giants, and one rocked up riding a mammoth. I decided a fun thing to do would be to try and highjack it, ...
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Can I use polymorph to turn people into creatures that aren't in the books?

I'd like my gnome wizard to be able to turn people (and monsters) into bunny rabbits. But there aren't stats for that in either the player's hand book or the monster manual. There are stats for frogs (...
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Can I use the Find Familiar spell to turn a small pet into a familiar?

I'm playing a forest gnome wizard and as part of my backstory, I've befriended a squirrel, using my Speak with Small Beasts race feature (PHB p. 37), and it follows me around. The squirrel is mostly ...
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Rules on taming animals? [duplicate]

One of my players' characters has a habit of taming random wild animals for use in combat in all the games I've hosted with him in them, and so far I've just had him make a series of Animal Handling ...
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How can I get a medium-size goat for my gnome?

I am looking to get a goat as a permanent mount. Nothing fancy, I want to ride her, use it as mule, and be able to do basic tricks with her. I don't plan to use it in combat. If it matters, I am ...
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Can a Medium-sized creature ride a mule?

The rules for mounting a creature say "A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount." So a Medium-sized creature, like a Human, ...
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Making Hostile Animals Friendly

Background I want to make myself a homebrew system to better deal with how to reward experience points to my players for roleplay, spellcasting, and combat respectively rather than just the 1 ...
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How can I persuade/bribe animals to do simple tasks?

As a Beast Conclave Ranger, how can I persuade animals to gather (simple) information, spy on somebody, or do simple tasks? What spells or skills could I use? I would like options that don't rely ...
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Rearing times for Handle Animal Checks

I'm trying to find times for rearing/raising animals and magical beasts. Short of googling real life lifespans I have yet to find anything. Is there something I'm missing somewhere or is that a DM ...
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Does the player command the mastiffs on the Robe of Useful Items?

One of the possible patches you can find on a Robe of Useful Items is "2 mastiffs". Robe of Useful Items Does the player who places the mastiff patch get to command them after they come into ...
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Can an animal attune to a magic item?

We have previously determined that an awakened creature or a familiar can attune to magic items, but one of those is a sapient creature, and the other "always obeys your commands". A paladin's steed (...
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What AL Treasure Tier is a trained mount or an exotic pet beast?

We are writing a CCC Convention Adventure for Adventurers League that grants animals as part of the treasure blocks. Adventurers League generally restricts the frequency and commonality of the magic ...
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Can you milk an Ivory Goat?

The Figurine of Wondrous Power (Ivory Goats) Magic item can produce Giant Goats. Having recently acquired this item, I was wondering if you could obtain goat milk from the magically produced Giant ...
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Are there any Wild Shape forms that have both a knockdown and multiattack?

Fifth Edition. Are there any creatures that would be a valid target for a Druid Wild Shape that also fulfill the following requirements? A knock-prone effect on one of its attacks Multiattack For ...
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Do either Speak with Animals or Awakened Mind let me use Command on animals?

The spell Command states the following: You speak a one-word command to a creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or follow the command on its next turn. ...
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How much do sheep cost?

How much does it cost to buy a sheep? I can't find this information anywhere. I've looked at the equipment tables in the PHB don't see any sheep.
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Can you use Druidcraft to grow edible food for an herbivorous animal?

One of the effects of the druidcraft cantrip is the following: You instantly make a flower blossom, a seed pod open, or a leaf bud bloom. I am wondering whether you could use that effect to grow ...
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Which skill is used to interact with wild animals?

I can't find something that tells me which skill is used to interact with wild animals, such as wolves, bears, moles, etc. Am I missing something in the BRP rulebook or is there a supplement that ...
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Can Haste be used on draft animals pulling vehicles?

PCs are close to one end of a 100 foot pier, escorting two carts filled with unconscious soldiers. Each cart is a mining cart, pulled by two horses. They have a max speed of 20 feet per round, and ...
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How can I make a swarm of cats?

The PCs in my homebrew campaign setting are finally to the point where a lone cat is not an excessively dangerous foe, yet a clowder of cats could still worry them. However, my research efforts have ...
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What kind of action is push for handle animals, and could they be sent against a keep?

I am a druid in a game. We are tasked with bringing down a keep's defenses for a army. Since I am a druid I figured why not get the animals to help me out. The only time I have ever seen handle animal ...
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Can you use the Animal Handling skill to command a creature after using Animal Friendship on it?

In relation to this question here, can someone use Animal Friendship spell to first calm a beast, then use their Animal Handling skill to then command it? According to the description of Animal ...
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What is the fair market price of a Tressym in Forgotten Realms?

In Forgotten Realms there is this ultimate cat-lover pet, the Tressym. It is an intelligent winged cat. It is described in the Storm King's Thunder book. I probably will need a new familiar: What ...
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combat bison price and stats correct?

The Ride skill rules says that a combat-trained bison, a CR-4 animal, costs 75 gp. A Handle Animal check of DC 10 seems to be all that you need to get a trained animal to attack. Can anyone buy a ...
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Is there a feat that can change ability damage dealt by a creature's special attacks to ability drain?

Recently, to my dismay, I discovered that my longstanding understanding of the Dire Weasel's Blood Drain ability was incorrect. As Blood Drain deals Constitution damage, the weasel does not gain ...
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Could a horse survive in a bag of holding if thrown off a cliff?

The situation is there is a horse the party wants to get off a cliff. Could you put the horse in the bag of holding (assuming the horse doesn't break the weight limit and the mouth of the the bag ...
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What good is Rapid Grappler's swift action to an animal?

If a T-Rex animal companion has Greater Grapple and Rapid Grappler, what could it do with the swift action? I'm assuming it would not have the finesse required to tie up a foe, so I'm not sure what ...
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Toughness on animal companion

Just wondering if I take toughness at level one do I just get the +3hp or do I get the +3hp plus 1 additional HP per HD and since he has two HD at level 1 does that mean 3 + 2 HP for a total of 5? :O ...
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Which light barding provides the best protection per ACP?

Which light armor for an animal companion provides the most protection for the least amount of ACP?
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Does animal growth enlarge barding worn by the target?

If Animal Growth is cast on an armored animal companion (i.e., going from large to huge size) what happens to the original large armor? Does it also grow with the creature?
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Is there a food chain in the Forgotten Realms? What would prey on an Owlbear?

Although I am running a homebrew campaign, a lot of the typical fantasy tropes carry over, such as large forests filled with a wealth of creatures. Specifically, I'm looking for a forest creature ...
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How can an animal be trained faster?

Our infrequent sessions make it annoying to track the amount of time that's been spent using Handle Animal to teach a creature a trick. It'd be great if there were a way to teach tricks faster. Is ...
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Does the tongues spell require the creature to be capable of speaking in the first place?

I have been polymorphed into a squirrel, but thankfully I am under a permanent tongues spell. Squirrels have no listed language but from personal experience in the real world I know they can make ...