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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 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 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 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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What are the implications of the Find Familiar and Find Steed spells changing the creature type from Beast to Celestial/Fiend/Fey?

The Find Familiar and Find Steed spells both have this sentence describing the creature type of the summoned creature: The [familiar/steed] has the statistics of the chosen form, though it is a ...
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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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Is there anything stopping a druid from combining animals to form a new wild shape?

Wild Shape (PHB Pg. 66) Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. Wild shape requires that a druid has seen an animal before ...
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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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Can beasts benefit from magic items?

Can a non-player beast benefit from a magic item's effects? For example, would a cat that was wearing a headband of intellect get the extra intelligence the item gives?
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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 ...
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Where is the barding trick?

I remember reading in a first-party book that the ability to wear barding could be taught as an animal trick. The internet in general seems to take this as a given. But I just spent quite a while ...
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Is awakened intelligence hereditary?

Suppose I've awakened a creature, using Awaken. If it mated, and had offspring, would the offspring have the same intelligence as the awakened parent creature? Or, alternatively, if the awakened ...
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How can I protect my pet falcon?

My group is starting a new campaign (beginning at level 4) and I'm going to play an evil paladin that trusts no one. However, he does have a pet falcon — my DM is okay with this, but is warning me of ...
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Difference between Animal Handling Skill and Animal Friendship Spell?

I would like to know what each one actually does. If you have the animal friendship spell, do you need any animal handling?
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Does a natural 20 on an animal handling check allow a character to affect a tamed non-animal creature?

One of my players rolled a natural 20 for Animal Handling on a Grick which had previously been trained by goblins. What happens to the grick now? Can he tame it or should it just now be calmed?
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Maximum number of animals a character can control?

I know Fey Beast Tamer gives you one, and some classes like the Sentinel and the Beastmaster also get one, and I guess it's also possible to get a mount on top of that maybe? What's the maximum ...
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Can the ability to Speak with Animals be over powered? [closed]

To be specific, I am attempting to create a custom race and it may be on the precipice of "balanced" as it is, though I am trying to keep it underpowered. It being based on a player option from a ...
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Can the urchin's pet mouse survive combat?

The background Urchin provides the player with "a pet mouse". Is there any reasonable way to make this mouse survive combat? I would think that the first area of effect spell (say fireball) would kill ...
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Do animals gain experience and level?

I am running a game for my son and his friends. My son bought a mastiff. I am wondering if the dog should gain experience and advance in levels. I have not thought of how to do this. If the dog ...
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What official reason is there for frogs & toads not being amphibious?

Toads were amphibious in D&D 3.5, but that doesn't seem to have carried over to Pathfinder. Frogs and toads are amphibians in the real world (most species can breathe in both water and air ...