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Questions tagged [druid]

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

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When a wildshaped Druid is affected by a Ghost's Horrifying Visage, which form ages?

So this came up in yesterday's game; the Druid, while Wildshaped into a dinosaur, rolled a 1 on his save against a Ghost's Horrifying Visage and then aged 20 years. There was some confusion about ...
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Can a druid choose for some equipment to be worn while other equipment merges or is dropped when they go into Wild Shape?

When a druid goes into Wild Shape, can they choose for some equipment to be worn while other equipment merges or is dropped? For example, if wild shaping into a baboon, could the player decide to ...
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Is this Variant Monstrosity Druid balanced?

In my current campaign, I introduced a crazy scientist that uses mutagens in order to transform into different monsters. It’s really cool and really creepy. One of the characters in the party recently ...
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How do I calculate the damage of a Wild-Shaped Giant Squid with Powerful Shape and Strong Jaw?

What would the damage be for a 10th level druid with Powerful Shape and Strong Jaw active when Wildshaping into a giant squid? Strong Jaw: Each natural attack that creature makes deals damage as ...
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Does Circle of Spores Ignore Shaping Downsides?

The Circle of Spores druid (In Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica) has this feature: At 2nd level, when you use your Wild Shape feature, you can awaken your spores, rather than transforming. When you ...
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Do druid levels stack with Unearthed Arcana ranger variant for wild shape?

I had to make a weird build to get what I needed for my character: The character has levels in both druid and the simple variant ranger that trades some ranger class features for a modified version of ...
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Can I Charm a creature I’ve summoned with Conjure Fey, to keep them in check if my concentration breaks?

If I summon a creature with Conjure Fey first, and then cast Charm Monster on it, would that prevent my CR 6+ Beast/Fey from attacking my group should my concentration later be broken?
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How to enter Naga Aspirant class as Samsaran?

I'm interested in the Samsaran race for Mystic Past Life and want to enter Naga Aspirant for the Aspirant’s Bond. The problem is obviously that you need to be a nagaji for that class. I can't take ...
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Is this homebrew Circle of Flame druid subclass balanced with Circle of the Land druids?

Inspired by a question by Stephanos and tempered by the PEACH process at GiTP, I am asking for a comparison to Circle of the Land druid sub classes for this Druid proposed sub class, homebrew, since ...
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Can a druid trade an existing animal companion for a feat or something?

A player wants a druid or ranger alternative class feature or special ability that would allow his PC to dismiss his animal companion to get something else of similar value. The player would really ...
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Can a bunch of druids wild-shape into a creature that can swarm, then form a swarm with other wild-shaped druids?

Related to these questions: Can a druid wild shape into a cranium rat and use telepathy? Can a Druid Wild Shape into a Swarm or “Giant”? The Cranium Rat question establishes that the full stat ...
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Can a druid Wild Shape into a Cranium Rat and use Telepathy?

One of the limitations of using Wild Shape is that, in most beast forms, a druid cannot talk, as per the PHB: You can’t cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands ...
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Is this homebrew Circle of Flames/Chaos subclass for druids balanced?

Here is my homebrew Circle of Flames/Chaos subclass for druids: Circle of Flame/Chaos Lore/Calling: Fire burns the forest and out of the ash rises new growth, just like the fire that burns the ...
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My Druid wants to transform into a blink dog. How do I rule this?

I'm running a Dungeon World adventure in a forested location, and my party had an encounter with some displacer beasts hunting down a blink dog. An interjection: I was unaware blink dogs were ...
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Can a druid wildshaped into a giant spider use the Sharpshooter feat on its web attack?

If a Moon Druid is wildshaped into a Giant Spider, which has a web attack (which is classified by the MM as a ranged weapon attack), can he then use the Sharpshooter feat to gain a +10 to damage since ...
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Do enemy animal companions give XP?

So I'm creating an enemy level 9 druid NPC for my Pathfinder game I DM. The enemy has a bear as an animal companion and I want to know if I should reward XP for killing the bear, in addition to the ...
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How many spells do druids know?

My friends are in a campaign right now, and I made a druid. When we were leveling him up to level 5 like the other PCs, we just gave him however many spells he had spell slots of, which just doesn't ...
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Does a wildshaped druid retain his/her racial resistances?

A druid's Wild Shape feature specifies the following: • Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, [bla-fu about stuff you retain; resistances are not mentioned] [...] ...
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How is the ankylosaurus animal companion's stun DC calculated?

So in my last question, Dinosaur Damage Dilemma, I was talking about damage for an Ankylosaurus and I realised that while the dinosaur can stun, the DC would be different for an animal companion. It ...
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How do I increase the damage of an ankylosaurus companion’s tail without reducing its attack bonus?

The Dinosaur As a druid thinking of using an ankylosaurus as an animal companion, I'm interested to see the damage one might get out of it. Unfortunately, it hits one per round at best and its ...
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Can a druid prevent or reduce falling damage when using Wild Shape?

I've been doing research to figure out if a druid using wild shape to shapeshift into a beast that is known to be nimble (in the real-world) would be able to prevent or reduce falling damage. For the ...
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In Wild Shape for druid5/barbarian1, how does unarmored defense work? [duplicate]

Background: My Hill-dwarf character started out as a barbarian. When his clan battled the undead hordes, he barely escaped with his life. He was taken in by a druid, and discovered a higher calling. ...
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Issues with a druid build [closed]

The problem We are playing the campaign path The Second Darkness and my friend is a druid with a ankylosaurus animal companion. We are all 7th level and he is doing way less damage than everyone else,...
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Does a PC lycanthrope druid gain a lycanthrope's resistances in humanoid form, and while Wild Shaped?

I am a DM playing through Out of the Abyss and have chosen to use Topsy and Turvy as pre-made characters for my players. I want them to be druids with the desire to control their lycanthropy. They are ...
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Can a Circle of the Shepherd druid in Wild Shape still communicate with beasts using the Speech of the Woods feature?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid has the Speech of the Woods feature (XGtE, p. 23): You learn to speak, read, and write Sylvan. In addition, beasts can understand your speech, and you gain the ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of playing a druid, and why should I play one? [closed]

I haven't ever seen or had anyone explain druids except that they can turn into animals. Please explain their usefulness. They look interesting since I myself like nature. I have little to no info on ...
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Can Yew Wands be used as a focus for both druids and wizards?

As I was developing a level 4 character for a 5th edition D&D campaign I was playing with my friends, I settled on a multi-class character using the Druid and Wizard classes. When I went to choose ...
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Are Moon Druids overpowered at levels 2-6? If so, by how much?

I've been looking at the Moon Druid, and I'm seeing a lot of repeat issues concerning their resources, their health, and their sustainability. Are they too strong in comparison to other classes? If ...
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What values do I recalculate when I Wild Shape?

When I Wild Shape, I take a beast's STR, DEX, and CON scores. I keep my proficiency bonus and my INT, WIS, and CHA scores. I will focus this question on the assumption I'm proficient in Athletics, and ...
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Can I cast Elemental Body while Wild-Shaped?

I have a level 13 Druid with access to the Cloud (Air Domain). My level 7 domain spell is Elemental Body IV (Air). Can I cast that while I am in a Wild Shape? Or does polymorph rules prevent that?
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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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Can a druid apply the shield bonus from an Ironwood Wild Tower Shield +1 while wild-shaped?

So a druid would need: Tower shield proficiency as a feat An ironwood tower shield Enchantment of Wild +1 (which is really +4) Would I be able to use this shield before wildshaping, and have the ...
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What actions cause a shapeshifting druid to spend the hold? What comes with the shape?

The druid class comes with the Shapeshifter move. It states you have the innate abilities and weaknesses. It also states that the GM will give you one or more moves associated with the form. So if ...
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What feats give maximum melee damage per round for wild-shaped druid? [closed]

Building a level 11 druid. Plan to be in most combat situations while wild-shaped. What feats can I take to maximize melee damage/per turn? Already looking into Eldritch Claws to ensure that the ...
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Land Druid/Cleric Multiclass interaction with spells

I have a Cleric 1/Druid X character and I want to make sure I'm using the multiclass rules for their spells correctly. As I've been leveling up, I've been preparing higher level cleric spells, even ...
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Would a Ranger’s Favored-Enemy feature apply to a Druid using Wildshape?

If a Ranger has dragons and humanoids chosen as their favored enemies, would they be able to benefit from this feature if tracking a druid (humanoid) while in Wild Shape (beast)?
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druid beast form armour [closed]

I was wondering how I would go about setting up a set of leather, wooden or hide or some other non-metal armour for a druid character where the armour changes shape when in beast form so that it is ...
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How can a Druid get an animal companion? [duplicate]

I was wondering whether or not there is any non homebrew method other than multi-classing, for a druid character to get an animal companion. If not I would appreciate some advice for implementing the ...
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Can a Druid change Druid circles?

I have a level eight moon druid and would like to maybe change to another type of druid. Can a swap Druid circles ?
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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? [closed]

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 ...