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Can a Circle of Stars Druid wear a star map and simply touch it to use it as a focus?

I am a druid/monk multiclass. Am I able to use my quarterstaff 2 handed and wear the star map, simply touching it to use material components for a spell, or do I need to be holding it? This isn't ...
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As a Moon druid, does the Primal Strike feature make my attacks while in Elemental Wild Shape count as magical?

My Circle of the Moon druid reached Level 10. If I use Elemental Wild Shape to transform into an elemental, do my attacks count as magical? Rules as written, it seems like the answer is No, as "...
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Does an Amulet of Health increase your HP while using Wild Shape? [duplicate]

An Amulet of Health sets your Constitution score to 19 while you are wearing it, and druids can use it while Wild Shaped, as established in this question. However, this question states that an ...
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Do the "set ability score to 19" magic items function while using Wild Shape?

If you, a druid who is attuned to an Amulet of Health, Gauntlets of Ogre Power, or Headband of Intellect, uses Wild Shape, choosing to wear the piece of equipment, do you gain the benefit of the ...
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Is there a Pathfinder first edition Druid archetype that enhances Wild shape generically?

I would like to know about wild shape in Pathfinder first edition. The Shifter class in that system seems restrictive and not nearly as flexible at run-time as Dungeons & Dragons third edition's ...
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Can you use the Transmuted Spell option from the Metamagic Adept feat on spells with a duration?

For example: let's say that at 3rd level a Druid grabbed the Flame Blade spell and at 4th took the Metamagic Adept feat, choosing Transmuted Spell as one of their options. The description of Flame ...
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How does the Circle of The Star Druid's free guiding bolt work? [duplicate]

I am planning on using a Circle of the Stars Druid subclass, but I am confused about one of the features using their star map. All druids who pick this subclass automatically have the Guiding Bolt ...
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Would a druid Wild Shaped into a horse be competitive in a horse race?

If a low level druid used wild shape to turn into a horse, does it make sense for that character to be able to compete against race horses in a race? As a DM how would you rule that? Personally, I ...
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Does the Druid spell Wall of Lava have to be connected to an actual wall or ground?

Does the Druid spell Wall of Lava need to be connected to the ground or a wall? Or, can it be cast in mid air, such as in front of a flying creature?
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When a Wild Shape'd druid uses his Attack Modifier, does the bonus from Potency runes work?

When a druid uses Wild Shape they can choose to use his own attack modifier +2 instead of the the form's default one. Does the attack modified include the bonus from the potency rune on the weapon ...
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How many Proficiencies should I have?

I playing am a Shifter (Wildhunt), Druid (Circle of the Shepherd) with a Gruul Anarch background. I am not sure how many Proficiencies I should have. Please help me get the right number.
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How to handle conversation between a druid and wild / tamed animals?

There is a druid in my group and they will often use their ability to speak with wild animals to foresee incoming threats in the woods (thanks to birds) or to spy on people in towns (thanks to rats or ...
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Druid, Circle of Stars "Archer Starry Form" and Lvl 10 Twinkling Constellations form change: How many Luminous Arrow attacks can you make in one turn?

Starry Form At 2nd level, you gain the ability to harness constellations' power to alter your form. As a bonus action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to take on a starry form, rather ...
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Can you take the dodge action multiple times on the same turn?

The reason I ask this is that I'm doing a build focused on the Dwarven Fortitude feat. Whenever you take the Dodge action in combat, you can spend one Hit Die to heal yourself. Roll the die, add your ...
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What happens if two druids both cast Druid Grove in overlapping areas?

What happens if two non-friendly druids were to cast druid grove (Xanathar's Guide to Everything) in overlapping areas? If one was already present, does the other caster get to put solid fog over the ...
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Does a druid in Wild Shape who's attuned to a Sword of Vengeance have disadvantage on claw and bite attacks?

If you're attuned to a Sword of Vengeance, you have disadvantage on attack rolls made with other weapons. Does that include the natural weapons of a druid in Wild Shape?
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How does Frightful Aspect work for a creature that is already large?

I'm a druid and I have the Improved Spell Sharing feat, which allows me to share spells that have "you" as the target. I'm considering using the Frightful Aspect spell on myself, which if I ...
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Is this homebrew tweak to the Druid class balanced?

Druids are great, but Wild Shape has some subtle frustrations. I'm near the end of a mid-level (5–12) campaign in which I played as a Circle of the Moon Druid, and our group may continue on to a high-...
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Can a druid PARTIALLY shapeshift?

We know druid can Starting at 2nd level, they can use their action to magically assume the shape of a beast that they have seen before. they can use this feature twice. They regain expended uses when ...
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Can you eat a druid? [duplicate]

First context: In my recent game our party was travelling through some barren wasteland and we were short on food, fortunately we have druid in a party so we think of using wildshape ability to create ...
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When does a character get temporary HP from the Shepherd druid's Bear Spirit Totem?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid's Spirit Totem feature can summon a spirit that grants certain benefits. One of the options it can summon is the Bear Spirit (XGtE, p. 23; emphasis mine): The bear ...
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Does using the Archer ability with Circle of the Stars Druid require a free hand?

The Archer ability for the Circle of the Stars Druid subclass reads as follows: Archer. A constellation of an archer appears on you. When you activate this form, and as a bonus action on your ...
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How Do Subclass Spells Work For Druids?

So, I'm making an 8th-level Spores druid for a campaign. I'm very confused on how circle spells work-specifically with the slots. Do I get extra slots? What spell level would, say, Blight be? Thank ...
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Where does a Wildfire Druid's Thorn Whip "originate” in conjunction with the Level 6 class feature Enhanced Bond?

The class feature Enhanced Bond contains this: [provision that grants a bonus on casting fire or healing spells] In addition, when you cast a spell with a range other than self, the spell can ...
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Does the Feat "Telepathic" allow my druid to communicate with the party and other beasts through telepathy without limitations of the beast form?

I am new to the D&D system and want to create a druid character for D&D 5e. At level 4, I am allowed to choose either an ability enhancement or a feat. The feat "Telepathic" has the ...
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Do you get access to a summoned creature's special attacks/spells with "Summon Nature's Ally"?

The Summon Nature's Ally spell mentions: This spell summons a natural creature. It appears where you designate and acts immediately, on your turn. It attacks your opponents to the best of its ability....
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Do you need to roll handle animal check for "Summon Nature's Ally" summons to get them to attack or have them do something else other than attack?

Summon nature's ally spell mentions: This spell summons a natural creature. It appears where you designate and acts immediately, on your turn. It attacks your opponents to the best of its ability. If ...
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Do Ashbound and Augment Summoning stack together for "summon nature's ally" spell?

Ashbound feat from Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 50 states: The duration of your summon nature's ally spells is doubled. Creatures summoned by those spells receive a +3 luck bonus on their attack ...
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Does Natural Bond feat reduce the level adjustment of an animal companion?

Natural Bond feat from Complete adventurer p 111 states: Add three to your effective druid level for the purpose of determining the bonus Hit Dice, extra tricks, special abilities, and other bonuses ...
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Does a druid in wild shape still benefit from the speed increase of the Mobile feat?

Since in wild shape "You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use them if the new form is physically capable of doing so" and the Mobile feat ...
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How quickly can a Plant Companion of a Druid manifest new abilities through Natural Selection?

The Natural Selection of the Plant Companion ACF reads, in part: Each new ability has a delay in levels between when you select it and when your plant companion gains it. You may select a new ability ...
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Plant Companion questions

I am playing a 4th level Druid, 3rd level Wizard (1D/1W/1W/1W/1D/1D/1D/1AH) combination going into Arcane Hierophant at 8th level through to 17th level. I chose the plant companion from Dragon ...
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Druid wildshape and skills/perception [duplicate]

The explanation of druid wildshape shows that the druid while wildshaped retains its intelligence wisdom and charisma modifier. And gains additional abilities given by the animal. Now keeping the ...
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How many spells does my level 1 druid know? [duplicate]

I read the PBH (Players HandBook) but I'm confused; I know that it says that a level 1 druid has 2 spell slots but I didn't see how many spells a lv 1 druid knows. So far I put down 2 level 1 spells ...
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How many spells do I get as a level 7 Druid with 12 Wisdom? [duplicate]

I’m playing my first dnd campaign ever, and I have no clue what I’m doing since I don’t own the player handbook. I’ve figured things out so far, except for how many spells I get. Could someone help me ...
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Do Symbiotic Entity + Hand of Harm stack damage?

I am working on a multiclass starting with a few levels of way of mercy monk dipping into circle of spores druid to get that kind of cycle of life and death flair. Before I commit I wanted to make ...
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Can the Circle Of Wildfire druid's Enhanced Bond, give the ability to have multiple origin for the multi ray spell type?

In addition, when you cast a spell with a range other than self, the spell can originate from you or your wildfire spirit. If I cast a multiple ray spell such as Scorching Ray or Eldritch Blast, can ...
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What happens when a PC being infested with Rot Grubs chooses to Wild Shape into a beast?

Some context: We're running the Dragon Heist campaign and had an initially boring "sewers crawl" encounter that I've decided to "spice up" by dropping a bunch of Rot Grubs on ...
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Can Level 6 Circle of the Moon Druids wild shape into a flying beast?

From reading the rules, it appears that level 6 Circle of the Moon druids should be able to wild shape into a flying beast. Many sites on the internet suggest that they cannot. https://www.dndbeyond....
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Is an Urban Druid's Urban Companion an Animal?

A level-1 Druid has access to the ACF Urban Companion: Urban Companion The fearsome animal companions who accompany some casters in the wild are indeed a boon in combat, but a hulking wolf or ...
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Can a wildshaped Druid proxy a touch spell through its familiar?

A Druid in wild shape ... can’t cast spells ... But, Find Familiar allows ... your familiar [to] deliver [a touch spell] as if it had cast the spell. Does specific beat general here, and allow a ...
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Can a druid use Wild Companion and Wild Shape simultaneously?

The context for this is that a PC druid that is not yet level 8, wants to achieve flight by using the Wild Companion feature from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to summon a familiar with a fly speed ...
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Shifters and druids, how do they interact?

If a Longtooth shifter changed into a werewolf and then wild shaped into a bear, would it become a werebear or do I need to do it the other way around?
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Is it possible for a tiefling to be a druid?

I'm a newbie and I'm creating a character for the first time. Is possible for a tiefling to be a druid? I noticed that druids hate unnatural things and monsters; if someone takes a tiefling as a ...
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How can I make a good impression, as a new player, when joining an established group? [closed]

So I've been watching 4 friends play D&D for a little over a year now. It's finally my time to join and become a part of all the fun! But I'm nervous. I have my character. Dragonborn Druid (circle ...
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Do items like Headband of Intellect or Gauntlets of Ogre Strength work with Wildshape?

Can a druid be using them while wild-shaped if they had them before they wild-shaped? I'm not sure exactly what the ruling is and I'm being asked by my players.
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Would adding the standard cantrip damage scaling to Shillelagh only for single-class druids be unbalanced?

Shillelagh is a solid Tier 1 cantrip option for druids. It provides magical bludgeoning damage and allows the druid to apply their wisdom modifier to melee attacks. However, shillelagh lacks the ...
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Do the effects spells like Freedom of Movement or Foresight continue to affect a player if they Polymorph, Shapechange, or Wild Shape into a new form? [duplicate]

Do the effects if spells like Freedom of Movement or Foresight continue to affect a player if they Polymorph or Shapechange into a new form in 5th edition DnD? Hello, as stated above I am wondering if ...
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How does a failed healing spell interact with the Circle of Stars Chalice?

The Circle of Stars druid's Chalice form has the benefit: Whenever you cast a spell using a spell slot that restores hit points to a creature, you or another creature within 30 feet of you can regain ...
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Is there any situation in which a druid can cast spells using a beast's Innate Spellcasting trait?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters, we find the Deep Rothé (CR of 1/4), a beast that has the Innate Spellcasting trait, which reads: The deep rothé's spellcasting ability is Charisma. It can innately cast ...
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