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Questions tagged [creature-size]

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

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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 ...
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Do non-Medium creatures use differently-sized splash weapons?

Because I wanted it to have some ability to make area attacks, I was considering arming with flasks of alchemist's fire (Player's Handbook 128) (20 gp; 1 lb.) a fire giant (Monster Manual 121–2). ...
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Can a gnome/halfling ride another player as a mount?

Same gnome druid as my other question, who does not have legs. There are places that my gnome's mount cannot go, like up cliffs. In these scenarios, could my gnome ride in another player's backpack/on ...
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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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Using a large dwarven waraxe as a medium creature

This question is complicated and is asking about manipulating the rules as written (RAW). RAW states that using a weapon that is not of your size category incurs a cumulative −2 attack penalty ...
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What happens when polymorph ends in a demiplane that is too small for the creature?

The Demiplane spell lets you create a permanent room 30 feet in any dimension as a separate plane, which would then be smaller than the Tarrasque. On the other side I may polymorph a Tarrasque into a ...
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Where does a huge creature's self-target AoE/Reach start? (Edge or Center?)

Suppose there is a huge creature with an ability that targets all creatures within 10 feet. For player characters, who are medium-sized, effects like this are easy enough to resolve, but what if the ...
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How will a rogue fight against a kraken?

In the current arc of my homebrew campaign, I--as the GM--am planning on having my party go against a giant sea dragon/kraken, somewhat akin to the sea dragon leviathan from Subnautica (using the ...
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What is the largest size of creature that can be used as a weapon for Spellstrike?

If a magus can wield a one-handed weapon, then they can use it with their Spellstrike ability. And the larger a creature is, the larger their weapons can be. Could a sufficiently large magus wield ...
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Beast Sense and carrying items

If I'm controlling a creature with Beast Sense, are they able to carry items within reason with respect to their size? The Beast Sense description doesn't say anything about interaction with the ...
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Flanking with tiny reach creatures

Does a creature with a tiny size, and a reach of 5, sharing the space of the enemy provide flanking? Example down below. X being the enemy, T is the tiny creature and Me is well, me. [X][X][X] [X][T]...
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Can you fly over a Medium enemy creature in a 10ft tall corridor?

Let’s say you, a Medium character, are in a 5ft wide, 10ft tall corridor, and that a Medium enemy creature stands in your way. You wish to go behind the enemy creature using your fly speed (either ...
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Do Tiny-sized Tower Shields provide Total Cover for Huge Creatures?

My group is playing a RAW-only game for fun. The idea is to stick to RAW as closely possible, even if it causes weird problems or wacky interactions in the game world. So, from time to time some ...
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Can small characters really carry that much?

Let's take a gnome for the example. Here is what the PHB 37 says for its size: Size. Gnomes are between 3 and 4 feet tall and average about 40 pounds. Your size is small. The PHB 176 also says the ...