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Questions tagged [druid]

A character class associated with nature and nature-related magic.

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When making a Wild Empathy check, do any of the bonuses from Diplomacy apply?

When making a Wild Empathy check, do any of the bonuses from Diplomacy apply? Ranks, skill focus, traits, etc. The ability says: This ability functions just like a Diplomacy check to improve the ...
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What is the difference between Shapechange and Wild Shape? [on hold]

I am a new D&D player and about to start my first campaign as a Circle of the Moon druid. My question is, when I reach level 9, what the difference is between the 9th-level transmutation spell ...
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Is there a counter to a wild-shaped Owl abusing the “fly-by” ability to blind an enemy and get away with no consequences?

One of the interesting parts of the owl is its flyby ability Flyby: The owl doesn't provoke Opportunity Attacks when it flies out of an enemy's reach. With this ability, could a druid wildshape ...
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Optimizing a Monk/Druid for healing, close combat, and casting (in order) [closed]

Ability scores: 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 Race: Human Variant Feats: 2 bonus Level: 8 Background: Sailor or hermit Magic Items: 1 of what could be 1500 gp in value. Due to my inability to have any ...
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Can the Staff of the Woodlands be used as a druidic focus?

First of all, I play in Adventurers League, so if anyone answers this - please no house rules. I have a druid character that, for the most part, fights in melee range (up close and very personal). ...
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If you finish a short rest while Wild Shaped, do you get both uses of Wild Shape back? [duplicate]

Let's say you're a level 8 druid, so you have 4 hours per use of Wildshape. Now, at 11:00, you expend one use of it to turn yourself into a Raven (or any other beast). From 12:00 to 13:00, you take a ...
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How does a change in Constitution affect an NPC/monster/wild-shaped druid's hit points?

If an effect or spell changes an NPC's Constitution (e.g. the Belt of Dwarvenkind or the fortitude Ioun Stone), how does it affect that creature's max HP? I'm interested in Constitution decreases as ...
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Does a swarm monger druid get an animal companion if they take Animal Ally?

If a swarm monger druid takes the Nature Soul and Animal Ally feat, can the swarm monger have a rat familiar and a dire rat animal companion? Would the final sentence of Animal ally bring the dire rat ...
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Can a druid wild shaped as a huge earth elemental crush a foe by, stepping, sitting, or jumping on it?

Slam seems to be the only attack an earth elemental can do? Can a druid wild shaped as a huge earth elemental crush a foe by stepping, sitting, or jumping on it?
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Can you use Counterspell/Dispel Magic to prevent a druid from using Wild Shape?

Is it possible to use counterspell or dispel magic to prevent a druid from using Wild Shape or forcibly revert them to their original form?
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Can a Druid/Barbarian multiclass wildshaped into a giant constrictor snake use my Athletics skill in the place of the constrict attack?

Can a Druid/Barbarian multiclass wildshaped into a giant constrictor snake use my Athletics skill in the place of the constrict attack? A barbarian/druid multiclass can have a much better grapple ...
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Is a druid a better combatant while in wild shape? [closed]

I've been reading up on playing a druid (never played one before), and I keep finding resources that say that druids are arguably the most powerful class in 5e because of their wild shape ability. ...
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What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from their armor?

The description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. [...] You choose ...
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Can an Adventurers League druid wear metal armor?

The list of armor proficiencies in the druid class description (PHB, p. 65, or here in the basic rules) states: Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields ...
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Are there any beasts with an always-available bonus action?

I'm currently playing a level 5 moon druid (PHB, p. 69), and I really like the call lightning spell. Unfortunately, it requires you to use your action repeatedly. Now, I'm looking for a beast that I ...
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Does Wild Shape require a Druidic focus?

I have recently ran into a situation where my druid was kidnapped from the rest of the group. Most likely the DM will have my character's armor, weapons, and items taken away. One of said items is a ...
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Which reading of Thing Talker is correct?

I'm not entirely sure how to interpret the druid move Thing Talker. The text reads: You see the spirits in the sand, the sea and the stone. You may now apply your spirit tongue, shapeshifting and ...
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Does the added spell damage from the Circle of Twilight Druid's Harvest Scythe get halved on a successful save?

I'm playing a Circle of Twilight druid (a subclass from Unearthed Arcana: Druid) at level 5, and used the Harvest's Scythe ability for the first time with call lightning. We had a situation where I ...
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How well can a Circle of the Moon Druid that rarely uses Wild Shape perform in combat?

I'm playing in a seven-member party in a homebrew campaign. There's a chain warlock (me), a vengeance paladin, a valor bard, a fighter, a trickery cleric and two Circle of the Moon druids. We're on ...
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How does druid spellcasting work? [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused about the druid's spellcasting. I checked several forum posts, the errata and the PH in German and English but still got a problem. The 5e PH says on p. 66: Casting the spell ...
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Beyond Athletics and action economy, what are the limitations to grappling? [closed]

I remember reading somewhere how the grappling rules are easily abused with the right character. Something like: 2 levels into Moon druid 1 level into barbarian Transform into Brown Bear Multiattack ...
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Can I use a spider leg as wand for my druidic focus?

So I'm making a hill dwarf underdark druid who became a druid because while exploring he came across the mother of all giant spiders that for some reason gave him a long look and let him live. ...
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What parameters do I need to meet in order to change my Druid’s spells for the day?

I've started a game in Pathfinder, as a Druid. Like any other spell caster, Druids need to rest in order to replenish their spell uses. However, Druids "know" all the spells in the Druid spell list —...
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Can you use Fey-Step (Eladrin) while in Wild Shape?

I've created a Eladrin Druid (using Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes) for a new campaign. However, we've hit one little snag. Eladrin have the Fey Step racial trait built into their kit. Druids have their ...
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How do you react if you’re a Druid and you’ve just calmed a hostile animal and your party member attacks it on their turn? [closed]

I’m bad at RP and wanted to know how to handle the situation in the title, I mean obviously you can’t just attack your party member and I don’t really want to try to intimidate them so what would you ...
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Is the spell Giant Insect affected by a Shepherd Druid's Mighty Summoner and Guardian Spirit abilities?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything introduced the Circle of the Shepherd subclass option for druids. This circle gets the Mighty Summoner ability at level 6 and the Guardian Spirit ability at level 10. ...
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Is it possible to use Druidcraft and Control Weather to tell if a given event will succeed? [duplicate]

Example: a Druid and his party decide to go get rid of an orc tribe. The weather is currently clear, with no precipitation. If the party succeeds in clearing the orc tribe, the Druid will use control ...
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Druid animal companion… with leadership feat?

A druid can have an animal companion which levels with the druid. An animal companion gets +1 to an ability score at level 4, 9, 14, and 20. An animal with 3 intelligence can take normal feats. Thus, ...
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Do people riding Giant Spiders need to make checks while upside down/sideways?

This is a follow-up question to "Is a Giant Spider rideable?" Would the riders of a giant spider be subject to checks if the spider went on walls or on the ceiling? What checks at what DCs would be ...
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Is a Giant Spider rideable?

Some friends and I were in a coliseum-style arena and needed to get out. We were contemplating leaving through the stands on the back of my Druid's Giant Spider Wildshape but ultimately decided ...
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Does Pass without Trace and Wild Shape into Cranium Rat make you untraceable?

Pass without trace says: A veil of shadows and silence radiates from you, masking you and your companions from detection. For the duration, each creature you choose within 30 feet of you (...
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Does the target of Awaken need to be within range throughout the casting?

After spending the casting time [8 hours] tracing magical pathways within a precious gemstone, you touch a huge or smaller beast or plant. The target must have either no Intelligence score... [etc] ...
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How would one go about becoming immortal without becoming a lich in D&D 3.5?

The character I am wanting this for is my Neutral Good druid who believes the best way to protect nature is to live as long as it lives. They only ways I have found are evil aka the Lich or deity ...
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Is there a way to replace druid spells in D&D 3.5?

I am planning a character who is a lvl 1 druid with the shape-shift variant from PH2. He is human and has the following feats: Sacred Vow, Vow of Poverty, and Intuitive Attack. I'm not a big fan of ...
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How does your proficiency bonus apply to attacks while wild shaped?

I understand that the druid uses his or the beast's proficiency when wild shaping and using skills or saving throws because it is specified in the book. But how about the creature's attacks? For ...
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Leveling Druid up to Level 5, do I gain new spells? [closed]

Leveling Druid up to Level 5. Do I gain new spells? If so, how many and from which lists may I choose?
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How does a list of prepared spells work with leveling up?

I don't seem to be understanding what's written in the book. For a Druid you would use your wisdom modifier plus your Druid level to prepare spells. So, do you do this every level and have that many ...
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Can a druid use wild shape in order to escape her restraints?

According to the description of the druid's wild shape ability You choose whether your Equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Assuming a druid ...
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How many daily spells for a Druid with Terrain Caster?

Druids that take the Terrain Caster talent can take feats that provide at-will and encounter spells, and also get a certain number of Daily spells. Specifically 13 True Ways says: As indicated in ...
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Casting Shillelagh while holding weapon and shield

I'm playing a lv4 Cleric who uses a quarterstaff and a shield. If I choose Magic Initiate as my lv4 feat and pick the Shillelagh cantrip, will I be able to cast it on my weapon without having to free ...
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Does exhaustion persist when ending a wildshape? [duplicate]

If a druid in wildshape form becomes exhausted, and then ends his wildshape and returns to his normal form, does he still have the levels of exhaustion? Does it matter whether he ended the wildshape ...
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Does the Pathfinder Cat animal companion get minus AC and Atk Roll for being large?

Here's what the SRD says for Cat, Big Starting statistics: Size Medium; Speed 40 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6), 2 claws (1d4); Ability Scores Str 13, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 15, ...
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Is the druid Circle of Twilight official yet? [closed]

I love the Circle of Twilight for druids but I can only find it in a November 2016 pdf of Unearthed Arcana. Is it official yet or is it still in testing?
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When do Druids gain the ability to cast each spell level?

I understand spells and that spell levels don't correspond with character level but on this website it says: Spell level and character level don’t correspond directly. Typically, a character has ...
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Does your lost health transfer to your new form while wild shaping? [duplicate]

In the middle of a battle, whilst I'm wild shaped into a brown bear, I take 20 damage and drop to 14hp. I then wildshape into a dire wolf form. Does the damage carry over to my wolf form, or am I at ...
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Would Druidcraft predict the use of the Control Weather spell?

If Druidcraft can predict a location's weather for the next 24 hours, would it note weird weather caused by Control Weather, such as a sudden storm at midday on an otherwise clear and cloudless day? ...
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Can a druid's “Giant Insect” attack immediately upon casting?

The level 4 Druid spell "Giant Insect" reads, in part: You transform [some arthropods] into giant versions of their natural forms... A centipede becomes a giant centipede [etc.]. Each ...
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Sharing the Fast Healing ability with an Animal Companion

Does the animal companion's Share Spells feature allow a druid/ranger who has fast healing to share it with their animal companion?
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Can a Druid take a short rest while in wildshape form? [duplicate]

We have a 6th druid in the party. He can wildshape twice per short rest, and for each use, maintain his shape for half his level, thus for 3 hours. Can a druid effectively stay wildshaped ...
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Does an Air Genasi retain Unending Breath while wild shaped?

Air Genasi in 5e D&D have the trait Unending Breath. Does this trait carry over when an Air Genasi druid uses Wild Shape? Would such a druid be able to breathe on land if they wild shaped into a ...