Questions tagged [creature-size]

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Does the Enlarge spell stack if it is cast multiple times?

Does the enlarge/reduce spell stack if it is cast multiple times? In my campaign my character and party want to know if it is possible to cause our barbarian to become huge in size (two enlarge ...
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Can a player begin and end its movement inside a swarm's space and not incur an opportunity attack?

Dirk, Hermes, Necryx, Jomil and Sing Lore- avert your eyes, or incur the wrath of Spuggroth the Humbled and Aflame! I'm designing an encounter where the party is trying to confront some foes in the ...
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Does creature size affect weapon damage?

I have no idea whether or not this is true in D&D 5e; it was in 3.5 and Pathfinder, but it is not mentioned in the 5e Player's Handbook. For example, in 3.5 and Pathfinder, a halfling's longsword ...
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Can creatures that are larger than Medium use two-handed weapons with one hand?

Do ogres and other Large creatures need to use weapons with the two-handed property with two hands? As far as I can tell, the rule is for player characters, and as there is no playable race that is ...
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What bonuses depend on actual size for Form Of The Dragon spells?

The Form Of The Dragon spell (and similar ones) declares that you can choose a smaller size when using a higher level spell (A.K.A. a medium-sized dragon for Form of The Dragon 3 for example). But ...
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How to handle a Tiny Player Character in 5e?

Are there any official rules for tiny characters in 5e? I have a player who is wanting to play a Sprite character. I have found what seems to be a balanced race build here, but I can't find any ...
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Is there a way to increase a creature's size category twice?

The Enlarge/Reduce spell can make a creature one size category bigger. Considering that two spell effects of the same nature cannot stack at the same place and time (you can't cast two Enlarges on ...
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Can Large characters squeeze through a 5ft corridor between Walls of Fire?

The rules for Squeezing on page 192 of the PHB state: Squeezing into Smaller Spaces A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus, a Large ...
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How much does adventuring gear made for very small and very large creatures weigh and cost?

I'm trying to make a full chart of item sizes and I find something is lacking in the Player's Handbook (or I'm just blind). See the following chart: (Excel file here) How much does special-sized ...
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Does Enlarge Person(Non-Mythic) have a maximum size

From Mythic Enlarge Person: You can increase the target’s size by up to two size categories, to a maximum of Huge. The text for the non-mythic version of the spell has no similar restriction in ...
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If I allowed a player to play a Large-size character, what advantages and disadvantages would they have compared to a typical character?

My group is interested in playing a campaign in the Theros setting with PCs being a bunch of mythological creatures. The Minotaur and Centaur playable races have the size set as Medium for player ...
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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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How much damage does an Ogre's greatclub do when wielded by an Enlarged character?

If a medium-sized character picks up an Ogre's greatclub, then has Enlarge cast on them, how much damage does the greatclub do (and does the character have disadvantage with the weapon)? 2d8? 2d8+1d4,...
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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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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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Can a Large creature enter Leomund's Tiny Hut from below? [duplicate]

The other day one of my spellcasters conjured Leomund's tiny hut so his team could sleep in peace: A 10-foot-radius immobile dome of force springs into existence around and above you and remains ...
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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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How much space do mounts and riders need to avoid squeezing?

In terms of "squeezing into a smaller space" (PHB, p192), is there any RAW guidance for how much room a mounted rider needs in order to move without squeezing? For example, if a Medium sized ...
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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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Are Weretigers Large when in Hybrid or animal form?

A person from my group found out an inconsistency regarding the Weretiger template in the 5E Monster Manual page 207. It describes the animal and the hybrid form to grow to enormous size (the same is ...
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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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Can you make non-reach melee weapon attacks while on a Huge+ mount?

Logic would say that, if you're mounted on, say, an elephant, you wouldn't be able to swing a sword at a goblin at the elephant's feet. But is there an official rule that allows/prevents non-reach ...
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How big is a dragon?

I know from the Monster Manual "Dragon Age Categories" table on page 86 that a young dragon is "large". Which means that if you play on a battle map, he takes up 2x2 squares, which 10 x 10 feet. What ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Can a creature choose to squeeze into a space when not forced to do so?

In Pathfinder (not 2, and other systems for comparison would be interesting for comparison but are not the question)... Assuming you are large or larger, and expect a square you occupy to later be ...
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Does Size Affect AC?

I have been playing 3.5 for 6 years now and am trying out 5e. Does size affect AC in 5e? In 3.5 a tiny creature would get a bonus to their AC for being smaller, while a huge creature would get a ...
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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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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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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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Do weapons looted from creatures that are larger than Medium in size retain their damage when wielded by Medium-sized PCs?

We know, thanks to the DMG (p. 278), that a creature has disadvantage with a weapon sized for a creature larger than itself - but the wording is less clear concerning the damage. Do weapons looted ...
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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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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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Are Goliaths able to wield large-sized weapons?

With the new Elemental Evil Player's Companion released awhile ago, Goliaths were added to 5e. I'm unfamiliar with 3.5 and previous editions, but I know that they were included and wielding large ...
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Can large characters sqeeze through 5' spaces between 2 enemies, or do they do something else?

The PHB doesn't have very much information on Squeezing, and I'm wondering how the rule applies to a creature "squeezing" between two other creatures. Page 192 says: Squeezing into a ...
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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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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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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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Can the Gate spell draw a creature larger that 20 feet in every dimension through the portal it creates?

The gate spell says: When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn't work). If that creature is on a plane other than the one you ...
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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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Can Medium creatures squeeze into smaller spaces?

Here are the rules for "squeezing" from the SRD (the PHB text is identical; emphasis mine): A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus,...
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Can I use Two Weapon fighting with Heavy weapons by being enlarged?

I love the idea of two-weapon fighting, and tinkering around with it. My character is going to be a Paladin. But to effectively dual wield as a Paladin I need to delve into either Ranger or Fighter, ...
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What happens when a large creature stops squeezing in a space that they had to use squeeze to enter?

This is a follow up question relating to What are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing a player to play a large creature? So far, everything for the player playing the large Minotaur has ...
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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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