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For questions about the druid, a common character class in RPGs that is associated with nature and nature-related magic.

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Is there a way to counterspell a level 20 druid?

At level 20, Druids get access to the following feature: Archdruid At 20th level, you can use your Wild Shape an unlimited number of times. Additionally, you can ignore the verbal and ...
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What creatures give bonuses to Medicine rolls/checks?

I am currently using a Druid in a campaign. I want to know what creatures, if any, there are that I can Polymorph or Wild Shape (5e Druid ability allowing druids to transform temporarily into Beasts) ...
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How long does the temporary HP from the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Bear Spirit Totem last?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid's Spirit Totem feature lets the druid summon a spirit that creates an aura with a certain effect. One option for the type of spirit is the Bear Spirit (XGtE, p. 23): ...
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Underwater Druidic Spellcasting

I've recently started building an underwater campaign, where most of the action will take place underwater. One of my players has brought to my attention the druidic spell list. They start at level 10,...
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Is this homebrew Circle of the Bloodlust Druid subclass, which replaces Wild Shape with a Berserker barbarian's Frenzied Rage, balanced?

Would it be balanced to replace the Wild Shape feature of a druid with Rage? This homebrew is intended for a pacifist supporting spellcaster, cursed with a violent blood lust curse. This homebrew is ...
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When casting a spell through the Wildfire Druid's Enhanced Bond feature, who would need a clear path to the target?

The Circle of Wildfire druid's Enhanced Bond feature states (UA: Cleric, Druid and Wizard, p. 3): ...In addition, when you cast a spell with a range other than self, the spell can originate from ...
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Can the Druid use Wild Shape to move other creatures? [duplicate]

The SRD states the following: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can't willingly end your move in its space. Consider the following situation: A Druid in Medium humanoid form is ...
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Can a Druid Goblin use Nimble Escape while Wild Shaped into a non-agile animal form?

Can a Goblin Druid use its Nimble Escape ability while Wild Shaped? Nimble Escape. You can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of your turns. and, for Wild Shape: You ...
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How unbalanced would it be to allow all natural weapons to be considered monk weapons?

Inspired by this recent question What would be the balance implications of allowing all natural weapons to count as monk weapons (for the purposes of enabling the martial arts feature)? I am aware ...
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What interactions apply to a Monk/Druid Multiclass when attacking in wildshape?

The Setup Moon Druid: 2nd Level Monk: 6th Level Wildshaped as: Brown Bear The wildshape rules state: You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use ...
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How does Wild Shape work for Tiny Druids?

An NPC concept I think could be interesting is an Awakened Weasel Druid, who's taken over from an old humanoid friend as protector of the forest. However, pretty much all the rules (understandably) ...
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Does a meditation count as resting for the purposes of gaining the other benefits of a short rest?

I have a Circle of the Land druid who regains spell slots by meditation during a short rest. Short rest also resets Wild Shape uses and some other abilities. Does meditating to regain spell slots ...
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If a wildshaped druid somehow got Undead Fortitude, would this prevent them from reverting?

I believe this is completely outside the realms of RAW as I don't know of any way for a PC to gain Undead Fortitude beside homebrew, Undead Fortitude reads: If damage reduces the creature to 0 hit ...
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Does a Druid/Barbarian using Rage cancel out Wild Shape?

5e Player dipping toe into 3.5 with help of a friend, who is an old hand, but hasn't played in a long while. He was reading the 3.5 books and seems to think the phrasing of Barbarian Rage would ...
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Command action for strike summons/minion

Wonder if someone could help. I have created a pathfinder 2e Druid character with an animal companion (Bear) and a Summon Fey spell (Sprite). Can the bear only attack my enemy when commanded? From ...
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Druids, Focuses, Shields, and Spells involving a weapon

One of my players has a 2nd level Druid. He’s been casting shillelagh on his club, he’s also using a shield. I’ve been a little loose with the Druidic focus mechanics but I desire to be more precise ...
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How can a Human Druid achieve expert proficiency with a weapon?

How can a Human Druid achieve expert proficiency with a weapon? It would be nice to have a feat for that, but I could not find any. I would prefer a procedure that works for any weapon, but more ...
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Is the Crag Cat or the Dire Wolf the mechanically better Wild Shape choice?

Which is the mechanically superior Wild Shape form in terms of survivability and situational benefits: the Crag Cat (SKT pg. 240) or the Dire Wolf (MM pg. 321)? I know the Dire Wolf has better stats ...
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Can the Circle Of Wildfire druid's Enhanced Bond be applied to attack rolls?

The UA Circle Of Wildfire druid has the feature Enhanced Bond, with this text: The bond with your wildfire spirit enhances your destructive and restorative spells. Whenever you cast a spell that ...
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How much damage from a falling Orca? [duplicate]

Level 10 Circle of the Moon Druid has two uses of wild shape. At level 2 a player gets "combat wild shape" so you can choose to use your bonus action to transform. Combat starts, your first turn you ...
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What is the best melee combat wild shape form for tight spaces?

I am playing a 9th level druid and looking for advice on combat forms. Typically I use large forms and focus on vital strike and tail attacks during combat. However this strategy doesn't work when I ...
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Are level 20 Druids essentially unkillable? [duplicate]

So maybe I'm reading this wrong, but my moon druid just hit level 20 and the ability seems completely over the top compared to other classes level 20 feature. Unlimited beast shapes? Am I interpreting ...
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Animal companion: roll additional HDs or not?

When a druid reaches level 3, his animal companion earns two hit dice. Do I have to roll them to give him more hp or is it only a number to use, for example, for spell effects? The manual also says ...
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Do land circle druids use spell slots when they cast their land circle spells

In 5e D&D, do Land Circle Druids use spell slots for their Land Circle spells? For example, a second level Druid gets 2 cantrips - no spell slots needed - and 3 1st level spell slots. So, he can ...
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Do animals summoned by the Conjure Animals spell get extra HP from the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Bear Spirit Totem?

Do animals summoned by the conjure animals spell get extra HP from the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Bear Spirit Totem? This came up last game and seems very powerful. A 5th-level druid gives each ...
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How does blindness affect a druid's Wild Shape?

One of my PC's is a halfling druid (Circle of the Shepherd) who was born blind. She has a familiar that she can see through and years of rigorous training of her senses and a connection to nature via ...
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Does an Awakened beast count as “created” for the purpose of a Shepherd Druid's “Mighty Summoner”

At 6th level, a Circle of the Shepherd Druid gains the feature Mighty Summoner, which states: Starting at 6th level, beasts and fey that you conjure are more resilient than normal. Any beast or ...
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Is it possible to fool an animal companion?

Is it possible to fool an animal companion impersonating its owner? For example, if a druid is fighting with his party and its animal companion - let's say a wolf - would its opponent be able to get ...
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How does the Land Druid's Natural Recovery feature interact with the Warlock's Pact Magic spell slots?

Do the Natural Recovery ability of the Land Druid and Pact Magic of the Warlock work together? I am planning to create a D&D 5E character that can recover spell slots easily, at least during ...
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Why, from a lore perspective, are druids the only class who can cast the Flame Blade spell?

I am only really familiar with D&D 5e, and whatever of D&D 3.5e I was exposed to whilst playing NWN2 some number of years back, but as far as I am aware, only druids have the spell flame blade ...
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How can I learn spells that are not in the druid spell list without multiclassing or taking feats? [closed]

I am a spore druid, as I saw in my spell circles I can learn some spells that are not in the druid spell list, is there any way my druid can learn more spells outside my class without multiclassing or ...
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Can a Wild Shaped Druid Command an Animal Companion?

As a Druid, you can take both the Wild Order (gaining Wild Shape) and the Animal Order (gaining an Animal Companion) via Order Explorer (Druid Feat 2). To be most effective, you would likely wish to ...
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Does the Insignia of Claws magic item work with a druid in Wild Shape?

A friend and I want to know if the insignia of claws magic item (HotDQ, p. 94) will work when he is in his Wild Shape form. He is playing a druid (Circle of the Moon). It does say that it affects ...
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Are there any conflicts with casting Fire Wings while Wild Shaped?

I have the natural spell feat already. I was curious if there were any rules about layering transmutation spells and the wording of said spells interacting with a druid's wild shape ability. Spell in ...
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How can I become an invalid target for spells that target humanoids?

One of my players is a druid who would like to be able to change their creature type so that they become an invalid target against spells that target humanoids. First party WotC content (including UA)...
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When is a druid eligible to choose a subdomain?

These are the rules for choosing subdomains (emphasis mine): Subdomains—more specific focuses for clerical worship and power that allow players greater flexibility in customizing their characters....
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Moon Beam Damage Calculation for Multiple Targets

In D&D-5e, suppose my character casts moonbeam and two enemies start their turn inside the beam's radius. Would each creature's damage be calculated separately (2d10 for one and 2d10 for the ...
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What spells are on the ranger spell list and not the druid spell list?

As I have requested in this question, what spells are on the ranger spell list and not on the druid spell list? I am most interested in source books as opposed to adventure books, such as the PHB, ...
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Can a Wild Shaped Druid be copied by Polymorph or Wild Shape

Wild Shape says: Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. You also retain all of ...
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Can a Druid/Warlock multiclass use Voice of the Chain Master to speak through their familiar while in Wild Shape?

Pact of the Chain Warlocks have access to an invocation called Voice of the Chain Master: Voice of the Chain Master Prerequisite: Pact of the Chain feature You can communicate ...
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What happens to equipment of a Wild Shape form when Wild Shape ends?

When a druid Wild Shapes, we know that equipment either: falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. However, what if a beast shape equips something (say ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shaped as a horse use Horseshoes of Speed?

This would probably work better when the Druid has the option to stay indefinitely in Wild Shape form (usually starting around level 16-18, when a single use of Wild Shape lasts 8-9 hours). In any ...
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What does “immune to poison” mean in Nature's Ward?

Circle of the Land druids get the Nature's Ward feature: When you reach 10th level, you can't be charmed or frightened by elementals or fey, and you are immune to poison and disease. (PHB 69) My ...
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Would it be unbalanced to increase a druid's number of uses of Wild Shape based on level?

Wild Shape is the prominent feature of the Druid class, but it allows only two uses until level 20, when Archdruid makes it limitless. This scaling feels quite odd to me and it appears to impact Moon ...
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Can a druid spend two uses of Wild Shape to create a hybrid form of different beasts?

Can a druid take a wild shape form then shape into another for an keep the abilities from the first form? For example, a moon druid wild shapes into a Fiendish Giant Spider (Out of the Abyss p. 97) ...
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Druid - Spell slots vs spells prepared [duplicate]

Do I understand this correctly about a Level 1 Druid in 5e with Wisdom modifier of zero, s/he can only prepare 1 spell despite having 2 slots from which to cast ?
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Can druids change their starting cantrips each day?

Are a Level 1 Druid's cantrips changeable each day? (As opposed to picking 2 cantrips at the start of Level 1, and those are the ones you keep until until you get more at higher levels.)
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When in wolf form using Wild Shape, can you wield a sword in you mouth?

When in wolf form using Wild Shape, can you wield a sword in you mouth? I think it's possible. As long as the sword's not too big it won't weigh down the head, and the strength of a wolf is strong ...
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Can a warforged druid use composite plating?

A druid gains medium armor proficiency, but is not allowed to use metal armor. A warforged with medium armor proficiency can normally set their Integrated Protection to Composite Plating, granting an ...
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What happens to creatures on your person when you Wild Shape?

If you choose to have your equipment meld with you and you are carrying a puppy in your backpack does the puppy meld along with your stuff or does it get kicked out? If it melds with you and you ...