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Questions tagged [creature-size]

For questions about the physical proportions and applicable size categories of creature dimensions.

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Can the Flaming Sphere spell be rammed into multiple Tiny creatures that are in the same 5-foot square?

The text of the Flaming Sphere spell says that "If you ram the sphere into a creature, that creature must make the saving throw against the sphere's damage". Can I ram a Flaming Sphere into multiple ...
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How can I create a character who can assume the widest possible range of creature sizes?

Just for fun, I want to create a character who can vary from really tiny or smaller to huge or bigger. Which is the bigger/smaller combination to create that "Ant Man" style char? It can: Be from ...
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Does the radius of the Spirit Guardians spell depend on the size of the caster?

The spirit guardians spell description states: Spirits float around you up to 15 feet away. Certain other spells like antilife shell state: A barrier extends from you in a 10-foot radius and ...
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What is the reach of a Tiny creature, when it's not listed?

The intro to the Bestiary says: Space/Reach: The creature's space and reach—if the creature's space and reach are standard (one 5-foot square and a reach of 5 feet), this line is omitted. But then ...
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What spells are affected by the size of the caster?

What spells in the Player's Handbook and Xanathar's Guide to Everything are affected by the size of the caster? For context, I'm playing a kobold sorcerer in my D&D campaign, and have recently ...
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What happens to a creature that changes size inside of Otiluke's Resilient Sphere?

If one was to reduce a creature, making them smaller and then casting Otiluke's Resilient Sphere around them, what would happen when reduce has ended? Would the creature get crushed by the sphere due ...
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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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What level should Enlarge Warforged be?

As a follow up to How can I make a Warforged large, I try to find out the right level for a researched Enlarge Warforged spell. My estimate is level 1 or 2 Based on the table below, animals and ...
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Can a druid choose the size of its Wild Shape beast form?

As a Loxodon Druid I plan on "hulking out" into an Elephant using Wild Shape. The question came up: If I'm in a small corridor and I Wild Shape into an Elephant, can I choose the size of the ...
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Can the “Two-Fisted Shooter” rogue feat give a Small creature the ability to use a crossbow?

Can the "Two-Fisted Shooter" rogue feat give a Small creature the ability to use a crossbow? You can treat the hand crossbow as an off-hand weapon, and you can reload it one-handed
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What happens to the target of a Reduce spell if they are in a small container when the spell wears off?

Let's say that a Medium-size creature is targeted with the reduce part of the Enlarge/Reduce spell, and therefore reduced to a Small size, before being locked inside a container only just about large ...
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Do your Planar Shepherd and Druid levels stack when determining the size of creature you can Wild Shape into?

The Planar Shepherd class states: Wild Shape (Su): Your druid levels stack with your planar shepherd class levels for the purpose of determining the number of daily uses, the maximum HD and size (...
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Permanent Enlarge Person and Kitsune Shape

The subject of this question is a Kitsune character under a permanent Enlarge Person spell. I have some difficulties to figure out how it will react with the two shape features of this character, ...
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What size category is a wereraven in hybrid form?

Lycanthropes in general can shift between their humanoid, animal, and hybrid forms. In humanoid form they are Medium size and in animal form they are whatever size the animal normally is, but there is ...
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Is a Medium-sized Paladin allowed to use a summoned Mastiff as their mount?

The Paladin spells Find Steed (Player's Handbook pg.240) and Find Greater Steed (Xanathar's Guide to Everything pg.156) list the following creatures that are valid targets to be summoned as mounts: ...
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How do the height and reach of a monster such as a hydra work in combat?

I am preparing for a session this Saturday with my players, but I have a concern about the next session. My players will be on a bridge about 20 feet high above the ground. There is a hydra under the ...
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How can I make a Warforged large?

Because of my inexperience, I made a Warforged tripper, and expected the party wizard to cast Enlarge Person on me when battles were predicted. He is perfectly willing, but we just realized a ...
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Can a Boggle put a Tiny creature through its Dimensional Rift?

This is similar to the question Can a Boggle use its Dimensional Rift in the mouth of a Bag of Holding?, which sparked a thought. According to the boggle's statblock in Volo's Guide to Monsters (p. ...
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How can I increase monster size/advancement instantly?

So I have a rather odd thing I am trying to do in my campaign. I am using spiders in a mine where my party is adventuring. Long story shortly the people before them basically have spider eggs laid ...
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How to resolve an overrun attempt from a large creature into 2 medium sized creature?

Let's take for example an Ogre in a 10' wide corridor facing two fighters side by side in front of him. The ogre wants to perform an overrun attempt to pass over the two fighters and get to the ...
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Given that a Small creature cannot pass through a space occupied by a Tiny creature, but a Medium creature can, will this strategy work?

Based on this question: Given a space occupied by a Tiny enemy, is a Small creature unable to move through it even though a Medium creature could? Could I summon, say, 8 Sprites and have them ...
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Given a space occupied by a Tiny enemy, is a Small creature unable to move through it even though a Medium creature could?

PHB p. 191 states: [Y]ou can move through a hostile creature's space only if the creature is at least two sizes larger or smaller than you. Consider a tiny enemy, such as a crawling claw, MM p. 44,...
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How does Deformity (Tall) work with Enlarge Person?

Deformity (Tall) adds 5 feet to your reach. When you become large with Enlarge Person, is your reach 15 feet? How much is it with reach weapons?
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How much cover do non-Medium tower shields provide?

Per the tower shield description, it's possible to deploy a tower shield to effectively create a wall along one edge of your space. This makes sense for Medium creatures wielding Medium tower shields, ...
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Can a creature stay squeezed next to another?

Terrain and Obstacles on Squeezing says that one creature can squeeze to get past the other creature, but that a squeezing creature can't stop in an occupied square. If one Large creatures is in a 15-...
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Where is a larger creature allowed to be placed on the grid when moving into the opponent's space to maintain a grapple?

During Step 4 of a grapple maneuver (To maintain a grapple, you move into opponent's space), how would that movement be managed if the creature moving into the opponent space is larger that the target ...
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How can I homebrew a unique demonic animal companion for my player's moon druid? [closed]

As a DM I get a question from one of my players in my group, there are five people. However, it is the third level tiefling moon druid who asked "if he can have an animal companion later on in the ...
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If a character shapeshifts into a larger creature, how do I determine their mass?

I've got a character with the ability to shape shift into any animal. I've got everything else squared away, but I'm wondering about mass. If the character turns into a creature larger than what the ...
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Could a Huge or bigger creature (bigger than a 10-foot-radius sphere) use Antimagic Field?

Could a Huge or bigger creature use antimagic field? The antimagic field spell description says: Range: Self (10-foot radius sphere) A 10-foot-radius invisible sphere of antimagic surrounds ...
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Are there shooting modifiers for Large targets?

A player made a Troll, Giant subtype, so he is 3.5 meters (11 feet, 3 inches) in height and I am wondering: are rules where it says he is any easier to hit than, say, a 1.2m dwarf? If not it seems a ...
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Can a Huge bird (STR 15, <1000 lbs) really fly off with a Gargantuan Brontosaurus (>30000 lbs)?

I am a druid shaped into a Quetzalcoatlus, a Huge flying creature. I see a Brontosaurus and know I can grapple a creature up to one size larger (up to gargantuan). To everyone's surprise, I succeed in ...
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Can two Large (or larger) creatures flank two Medium creatures who might split attention?

If two Large creatures are on opposite sides of a pair of Medium-sized creatures who are side by side, do the Large creatures gain flanking? Flanking grants advantage because it's impossible to keep ...
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Crushing a creature that is 2 sizes smaller

I was playing a 5 ft, 200lb dwarf, being attacked by 2 stirges (which are labeled Tiny). One was attached to the dwarf at the thigh, one was not. He attacked and killed the one that wasn’t attached ...
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Does Enlarge/Reduce also reduce a monster’s max hit points?

From the Monster Manual intro, on p. 7, under "Hit Points": A monster's size determines the die used to calculate its hit points, as shown in the Hit Dice by Size table. Enlarge/Reduce gives an ...
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What size category is a reduced Tarrasque?

The rule for a creature's size is as follows on Monster Manual page 6: $$ \begin{array}{lll} \textbf{Size} & \textbf{Space} & \textbf{Examples} \\ \hline \text{Tiny} & \text{2½ by 2½ ft....
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What size doors can a Giant Ape squeeze its body through?

This question keeps coming up in our groups over and over without a satisfactory conclusion (and frankly quite a few hurt feelings on the part of upset polymorphed players, and the rules lawyers ...
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Are size modifiers relative?

In D&D 3.5e, size modifiers are as follows: Fine: +8 Diminutive: +4 Tiny: +2 Small: +1 Medium: 0 Large: –1 Huge: –2 Gargantuan: –4 Colossal: –8 These size modifiers are applied to a creature's ...
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What would be a Ritual Caster High level Wild Mage's average daily growth?

One of the possibilities on the Surge table is the following : 11-12 Roll a d10. Your height changes by a number of inches equal to the roll. If the roll is odd, you shrink. If the roll is even, ...
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Can tiny (or smaller) creatures typically never attack in melee?

Movement: You can’t end your movement in the same square as another creature unless it is helpless. Tiny, Diminutive, and Fine Creatures Very small creatures take up less than 1 square of space....
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Would a Fireball cast by a Pixie/Human/Dragon of the same level have the same power?

In essence this relates to weapon damage from creatures using "identical" weapons: A human's long sword does 1d8 damage, sure, but a storm giant with a proportionally sized long sword shouldn't do ...
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Does enlarge person add more effects than described in its description?

When subjected to the Enlarge Person spell, a creature takes a +2 to strength, a -2 to dex, and a -1 to ac and attack due to its size. However, page 290 of the monster manual has a table that shows ...
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If a paladin becomes Large, at what point does the paladin's aura originate?

If you enlarge a paladin (so that they take up 2x2 squares on a grid), what point does their aura's radius start at? For Medium/Small creatures (who take up a 1x1 square on a grid), it radiates from ...
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Does the Primeval Guardian ranger's Guardian Soul feature increase your reach twice?

I'm making a Fighter/Ranger who wields a glaive and who will have Guardian Soul, a 3rd-level feature of the Primeval Guardian ranger subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Ranger & Rogue), part of which ...
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Does the bite of the wolf actually deal extra damage, or does it increase the base bite damage?

The 1st-level psychic warrior power bite of the wolf [psychometabolism] (Expanded Psionics Handbook 80), in part, says If you are not a Medium creature, your bite attack’s base damage varies as ...
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Do you get a penalty to Intimidation checks if you're a smaller size?

By the rules, would a gnome get a penalty on intimidating a human because they are small?
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Is it possible for a PC to become Huge or larger, in order to try and grapple a Tarrasque?

The way our game is going, it is entirely feasible we may end up fighting a Tarrasque. When it comes to grappling, RAW says the following: The target of your grapple must be no more than one size ...
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Would continually decreasing your height with Wild Magic Surges eventually make you vanish from existence?

Wild Magic sorcerers (PHB, p. 103-104) have the Wild Magic Surge feature at first level: Starting when you choose this origin at 1st level, your spellcasting can unleash surges of untamed magic. ...
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How do I get permanently Large sized?

I am currently an 8 foot tall juggernaut Warforged fighter in D&D 5e. How can I get to the size catagory large permanently (i.e., 9 feet tall)? There are only two ways I have found so far and that ...
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Stacking Size effects, what is the total buff?

On a separate question, here, it is agreed that casting giant form 2 on yourself, and then having legendary proportions applied stack, but my question is, what is the total of the buffs? I know size ...
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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 ...