Questions tagged [creature-size]

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Is there any damage that changes with the size of a creature?

Spells which affect an area (e.g. ice storm) tend to have a set damage regardless of how much of the creature's body is within the affected area. Intuitively (I know this isn't how D&D always ...
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What is the Blue Dragon wing span size compared to other dragons?

This is more of a lore question, but I can't find any information on it in the 5e Monster Manual. Hopefully there is a lore wizard out there who knows something about this. I recently bought some of ...
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What's the best way to resolve a paradox created when a mage shapeshifted into a larger creature enters an antimagic field, but its true form doesn't?

This is based on a situation that's happening in my current campaign, though the example below is simplified to remove unnecessary context. The shapechange spell (Player's Handbook, page 274) only ...
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Alter Size Salient Divine Ability referring to Improving Monsters Size Increases?

The Alter Size Salient Divine Ability states As a free action, the deity can assume any size from Fine to Colossal. The deity also can change the size of up to 100 pounds of objects it touches. If ...
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Are there any size increases that don’t reduce Dexterity?

I have a character who is interested in increasing their size, but relies on Dexterity and so does not want to take penalties to that in the process. Are there any options for doing so? Shapechanging ...
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How do Giant's Might feature and Enlarge/Reduce spell interact?

Rune Knight's Giant's Might states: If you are smaller than Large, you become Large, along with anything you are wearing. (Note: I am linking to the UA because it is freely available and has the ...
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Can an enlarged Broom of Flying carry more weight?

Excerpts from Enlarge Person: This spell causes instant growth of a humanoid creature, doubling its height and multiplying its weight by 8... ...All equipment worn or carried by a creature is ...
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How does the Enlarge/Reduce spell work to enlarge a creature when the target creature is surrounded?

I'm trying to understand how enlarging a creature works when said creature is surrounded. According to the description of the enlarge/reduce spell: If there isn't enough room for the target to double ...
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How does the size scale work? [closed]

What is the size scale and how does it work in D&D 5e? For example, how big would a huge monster be? I've been trying to scale my monsters probably, but I keep finding contradictory information ...
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Can a Rune Knight fighter use the Giant's Might feature to become Large in a 5-foot-wide passage (by “squeezing” as soon as they become Large)?

Rune Knight fighters can grow in size using the Giant's Might feature, whose description states (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 45; emphasis mine): If you are smaller than Large, you become Large,...
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Does a Rune Knight fighter using the Giant's Might feature get a bonus to their weapon's damage?

The description of the Giant's Might feature for the Rune Knight fighter in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 45) says that their weapons and armor grow with them, meaning their sword would be large/...
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What happens when a Shapechanged Dragon enters an Antimagic Field inside a narrow space? [duplicate]

A rather simple question: if an Ancient Dragon uses it's Shapechange ability to transform into a medium-sized humanoid, and then has that Shapechange disabled/dispelled inside a narrow tunnel / small ...
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Polymorph and Size in DnD 3.5

I recently looked over the polymorph spell chain for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 (Alter Self -> Polymorph -> Shapechange) while reading suggestions on forums for what to turn in to with the spell, ...
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What are the rules for the size of weapons?

According to Items and Sizes Small and Medium creatures seem to be able to use Small and Medium weapons interchangeably without any penalty, and they can use Large weapons but they gain the Clumsy 1 ...
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Does spike growth inflict cumulative damage on large and bigger creatures?

Spike growth: The ground in a 20-foot radius centered on a point within range twists and sprouts hard spikes and thorns. The area becomes difficult terrain for the duration. When a creature moves ...
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Does a large or larger creature, only partially in darkness, see?

If a large or larger creature is partially in darkness (magic or mundane), can it see out of it? Imagine a 4x4 zone of darkness, a large creature who's by half into the darkness, and the same creature ...
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What minimal space can a creature go through when squeezing?

A sneaky thief wants to infiltrate a building through its chimney. Can she do that? PHB p. 193 "Creature size" says a creature "squeezes" when going through a small space: A ...
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Cape of Wasps on large creatures

How does the spell Cape of Wasps work on a large creature? If i get enlarged while it is active what happens?
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Can a Centaur player character carry a Medium-sized creature?

The Centaur race published in the Mythic Odysseys of Theros and Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica books is considered size Medium. However, due to the Equine Build trait, it counts as one size larger ...
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Does the Monstrous Combat Options rule of breath weapons scaling with creature size apply to PC's?

While discussing build options with a fellow party member (an Alchemist), they mentioned a rule granting breath weapons increased area when the user increases size category. After a bit of searching, ...
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Is a grappling Redcap considered a Large creature while under the effect of Enlarge/Reduce?

The Redcap is a Small creature, but it has an ability called Outsize Strength: While grappling, the redcap is considered to be Medium. The spell enlarge/reduce, when using the enlarge effect, says: ...
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Character size and weapons

Can a Goblin use a Greataxe, or two Battleaxes? How much damage does he do with them? I found a section (CRB p295) about the bulk and price differences of weapons of different sizes, but not about the ...
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Mounted creature vs. the Giant Killer feature from the Hunter ranger?

Does a mounted creature count as "large or larger", if it attacks a Hunter ranger with Giant Killer, but the mounted creature is normally medium without the mount (such as a human on a horse)...
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Does a size large or larger creature killed by Negative Energy Flood rise as a medium sized zombie?

The spell Negative Energy Flood (XGtE pg. 163) states: A target killed by this damage rises up as a zombie at the start of your next turn. And also, Statistics for the zombie are in the Monster ...
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Does this artifact from Descent Into Avernus prove that magic weapons resize?

The accepted answer to Are there any guidelines in place governing the extent to which magic items can resize to different-sized users? only shows that "worn" magic items are supposed to resize to fit ...
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Do “Giant's Stance” and “Improved Natural Attack” stack as a Medium character?

Giant's Stance states the following: While you are in this stance, you deal damage as if you were one size larger than normal, to a maximum of Large. This benefit improves your weapon and ...
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What would happen if you cast true polymorph in a creature affected by the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

Partially inspired by this answer, what size of an object could you create with True Polymorph if the target was affected by Enlarge/Reduce? And what size would the object be after Enlarge/Reduce ...
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Does the optional Overrun rule override the creature size requirements on moving through a hostile creature's space?

The standard rule on moving through other creatures' spaces state that in order to move through a hostile creature's space, a creature must be two sizes larger or smaller than the one whose space they ...
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Can a druid wildshape into a larger form while surrounded?

Let's say a druid is surrounded by enemies. Maybe they're in a 10ft wide corridor with 2 humanoid enemies on either side. Can they still wildshape into a larger creature? If they can, are the ...
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Can a Large creature move past a Small and a Medium creature simultaneously?

A halfling and a human are blocking a group of winter wolves (size Large) on a 10-foot-wide ledge. Can the wolf move past the blockers by squeezing or overrunning: Can the wolves just squeeze through ...
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Can a Gargantuan creature be shoved into a Demiplane using the Polymorph spell and then released into a different plane of existence?

For context, my party is going to face a Gargantuan (20 by 20 ft. or larger) creature with obscene levels of health. The polymorph spell description says, in part: This spell transforms a creature ...
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What would happen if you try to mount a creature of your own size?

The rules state the following in terms of suitable mounts: [The DM has] the final decision on what is or is not a suitable mount. At its most basic level, a mount should have the following ...
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Does a Small race do extra damage when enlarged by the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

Me and a friend were discussing gnome barbarians, and the fact that Small creatures have disadvantage on an attack when using a weapon with the heavy property. I brought up that the Enlarge/Reduce ...
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Do Large (and larger) creatures drop equipment suitable for their size?

I noticed there isn't an indication of size on the equipment of Large (and larger) creatures. I'd assume they would drop weapons and armor corresponding with their own size, but the illustrations of ...
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What happens if Animal Growth is cast in a constrained environment?

The spell animal growth (Player's Handbook 198) says If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains the maximum possible size and may make a Strength check (using ...
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How many squares can a creature larger than Medium with a speed of 30 feet move on a 5-foot square grid map?

A Large creature on a 5-foot square grid map occupies a 2-by-2 square space. If the creature can move up to 30 feet, and each square on the grid is 5 feet by 5 feet, does the creature move up to 6 ...
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Will it be a significant disadvantage to play a tiny character?

I'm looking to play in my first Starfinders game, and am delighted by the variety of races available. My inclination is to play a Raxilite Biohacker. I'm very familiar with Pathfinder but just ...
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Is a bigger creature automatically stronger?

I had a discussion with my DM about how to compare the Strength score between two creatures of different sizes. Suppose I have an Orc and a Troll with 20 Strength each, and they engage in some sort ...
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Can an Awakened Shrub become an Awakened Tree?

This question is irrelevant to most campaign settings so I'm mostly asking this out of curiosity and to see what others think. Essentially the primary distinction between a Tree and a Shrub is height ...
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D&D5 Character throw distance [duplicate]

In my campaign, there is one player that play a Goliath Runic Knight, and has a 20 in Strength. Having the possibilty to get a size bigger with Gigantism, and counting another size bigger that he ...
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Do Tiny animals get an AC bonus?

In Pathfinder 2e, do tiny animals get a circumstance bonus to AC? Would a Tiny familiar get that same bonus?
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In combat, how many creatures can be in a 5 foot square at the end of a turn? [closed]

In D&D 5e, basically all PCs fit in on a 5 foot square. I want to figure out how much that 5 foot square can hold at end of turn by rules as written. My first estimation is 3 people. Using the ...
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Must the Artillerist Artificer's Tiny Eldritch Cannon be carried in their hand?

The Artillerist Artificer has the ability to make Eldritch Cannon(s). The rules for the cannon state that you can make two different sized versions of it: you can take an action to magically ...
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What are the size restrictions of a Clone (from spell)?

Some other players of 5e D&D have suggested that the Clone spell only works with a Medium size body. Putting this into perspective (and putting aside obvious yet possibly reasonable discrimination ...
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Can this dragon from the Rise of Tiamat adventure fit in this area from Episode 2?

The main map of the area in Episode 2 ("The Sea of Moving Ice") contains effectively 2 floors: a series of hallways and rooms on the top floor, and a large cavern as the bottom floor. The main ...
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Are There Rules for Tiny PCs? [duplicate]

I am working with a player to make a homonculus companion that uses weapons, and I am curious if there have been any supplements to 5th edition that talks about Tiny sized characters and how they ...
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Scale of Paizo's Pathfinder/Starfinder pawns and paper minis

I've been a fan of Paizo's paper minis. Ever since I printed out the first batch, I noticed that they follow the 28mm scale for miniatures - i.e. in most paper minis representing adult humanoids, the ...
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How can a tiny-sized gunslinger increase the base die when we use houserules that favor larger creatures?

I plan to go dwarf gunslinger with dual revolvers. So in our game, size class rules have the following changes, size classes scale closer to what an IRL human would 4' 1" is the highest end of tiny ...
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What RAW weirdness would arise from a PC being permanently Tiny?

Background Every official playable race in D&D, to the best of my knowledge, is either Medium or Small. Even for creatures that should be Large (meaning where the "monster" versions of ...
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Do attacks that give the Grappled condition work against creatures more than 1 size larger?

Many creatures, such as the Giant Frog, have attacks that grapple on a hit: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: [...] Hit: (1d6 + 1) piercing damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 11). Does this ...

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