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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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Does a Monk/Druid multiclass character's Unarmored Movement add to their speed while in Wild Shape?

Does a Monk/Druid multiclass character's Unarmored Movement feature add to their speed while in Wild Shape? Starting at 2nd level Monk, they have +10 speed, but does this bonus apply when they are in ...
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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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Does the damage bonus from the Circle of Spores druid's Symbiotic Entity feature apply to melee spell attacks?

The Circle of Spores druid has the class feature Symbiotic Entity, which lets you expend a use of Wild Shape to gain a number of benefits, one of which is (GGtR, p. 27): Your melee weapon attacks ...
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How can I give a druid better armor?

I asked my players OoC what sorts of treasure they'd be interested in, and the druid asked for armor. He had some pretty creative ideas about bone, turtle shells, etc. (ethically sourced, of course.) ...
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Would adding Necromancy spells to the Druid's spell list break anything?

I am new to D&D and will be starting with a group of other beginners in a few days. We got ourselves 5e and will have a four-character group: a rogue GMPC, a barbarian, a paladin and a wizard (or ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shape into a Swarm or “Giant”?

The Players handbook has a list of creatures in the back which are designed for use by the players. Various tweets and materials have said that the players handbook has creatures that players need to ...
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Can one Wild Shape into a Swarm?

My gut feeling is that wildshaping into a swarm is not RAI, but I've had such feelings at times and been wrong, so it feels worth asking. When it comes to RAW, so far I cannot find anything that says ...
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Does having natural weapons prevent a multiclassed druid/monk from using Martial Arts while in Wild Shape?

The monk's Martial Arts feature's benefits all require a monk to be "unarmed or only wielding monk weapons". Even if you're a Way of the Kensei monk, that only lets you add a couple of new ...
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Do any feats carry over when in Wild Shape?

I'm wondering if any feats might carry over when a druid assumes a Wild Shape. I'm specifically looking at the Alert and Lucky Feats. PHB p.67 stipulates: Your game statistics are replaced by the ...
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Are there zoos in Sharn/Eberron and if so what animals would they have?

I'm currently playing a Warforged Druid in an Eberron Campaign, and our characters are currently located in the City of Sharn, and are likely to be stuck there for some time. I've opted to go with the ...
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If a humanoid or beast dies, can a Spores druid wait until their own turn to use the Fungal Infestation reaction feature to animate them as a zombie?

Circle of Spores druids gain the Fungal Infestation feature at 6th level. Its description states, in part (GGtR, p. 27): If a beast or humanoid that is Small or Medium dies within 10 feet of you, you ...
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Can a druid Wild-Shaped into a raven speak using the Mimicry trait?

The description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says, in part (PHB, p. 67): You can’t cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands is limited to the capabilities of ...
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How does 'Standard Action Attacking' Work with the Big Cat animal companion?

I'm playing pathfinder with my friends as a hunter (ranged build) and I have an animal companion (the Big Cat animal companion archetype). We are currently level 5, and we started at level 4 and I am ...
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Best wild shape for my Druid

I am planning on making a Druid as part of a 3 person party in an upcoming game, the other two people are a life based cleric as our tank/healer, and a champion fighter as a dual wielder/archer. I am ...
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Are druids considered “shapechangers” and thus unaffected by the Polymorph spell?

The description of the polymorph spell states that "A shapechanger automatically succeeds on this saving throw". (Later printings state instead that "The spell has no effect on a ...
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Does a Druid in Wild Shape who fails their saving throw against the Moonbeam spell revert to their humanoid form?

Following on from this question, where it's established that druids do not count as 'Shapechangers' for the purposes of effects which relate to them: Are druids "shapechangers" for the ...
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Does a Druid with the Archdruid feature need spell components when under effects like Shapechange?

Does a level 20 druid need components for spells when in another form caused by non-wildshape effects that change their form but still allow them access to their class features, like the spell ...
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Can a druid use Wild Shape to get rid of a cursed item?

The relevant part of the description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says: You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Worn ...
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Is a Rusting Grasp touch attack a standard action and do you have to hold the charge for the duration of the spell?

The druid spell Rusting Grasp (PH 273) says You may employ rusting grasp in combat with a successful melee touch attack. and The spell lasts for 1 round per level, and you can make one melee touch ...
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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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How do I determine if a Racial Trait applies to Wildshape?

The description for Wild Shape says, "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." How do I tell ...
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How would you optimize a multiclass druid/monk for DPR assuming Natural Weapons are considered Unarmed Strikes?

Assuming that the Unarmored Defense, and Flurry of Blows features both work with the Druid's Wild Shape feature, what is the optimal DPR build for a Druid/Monk multiclass, and what are the notable ...
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Does Gentle Repose work on a Circle of Spore Druid's Fungal Infestation Ability?

The Circle of Spores Druid feature Fungal Infestation states: If a beast or humanoid that is Small or Medium dies within 10 feet of you, you can use your reaction to animate it, causing it to stand ...
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Do removed parts of a Druid's Wild Shape form persist after said Druid exits Wild Shape?

A player wanted to use Wild Shape as an unlimited supply of feathers for our ranger to make his own arrows with and it sparked a discussion on whether or not parts of a Druid that are removed from ...
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Does a Druid in Wild Shape receive the creature's natural attacks?

I had always assumed this was a no-brainer...the text on Wild Shape clearly says the Druid received the beast's "game statistics" which would seem to indicate you receive the natural attacks....
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Optimize a druid for debuff and healing

I would like to play a druid (preferably circle of dreams). If possible, a wood-elf would be useful, but any race that can be tall (6ft+) is acceptable. I would be starting level two, and probably ...
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Being the best animal I can: How to successfully convince NPCs as a wild-shaped druid?

I'm a relatively new player with D&D 5th Ed. and chose to play a druid. I'm still learning quite a bit about how the game mechanics and spells work. In one encounter so far, where I was wild-...
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In what ways can a druid's Wild Shape be detected?

I'm a relative newcomer to D&D 5th Ed. and am playing a druid fond of Wild Shape. I'd like to know in what ways it can be detected by NPCs (or even fellow PCs). It appears that this is a sort of ...
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How easy is it to make the distinction between a druid in beast form and a normal animal?

Short Version: If a druid knows what animals are local to an area, and changes into something that wouldn't cause immediate suspicion (e.g., changing into a polar bear in the middle of the desert) ...
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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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Is there anything that either confirms or denies the possibility of a druid techsmith?

Techsmiths are devoted to the development of new inventions and the progression of achievement in the name of the Wonderbringer. Followers of Gond believe in actions over words and results over ...
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Which spells count for a Shepherd Druid's features affecting creatures “summoned or created” by spells?

I was looking at making a Circle of the Shepherd Druid for a game and noticed a part of the Mighty Summoner and Guardian Spirit features regarding creatures "summoned or created" by spells. For ...
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What in-universe reasons exist that explain why a druid can use metal weapons but not wear metal armour?

In 5e, we are told that a druid shouldn't wear metal armour: Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields made of metal) I believe this was true in older ...
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Can a Circle of the Stars druid fire an arrow from its star form and cast a spell of 1st level or higher during the same turn?

The druid subclass Circle of the Stars from Unearthed Arcana: Subclasses, Part 3 has the 2nd-level feature Starry Form, part of the description of which states: You gain a bonus action that you can ...
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Can a Druid pull a target through other creatures with Thorn Whip?

What blocks the "pull" from Thorn Whip? Thorn Whip: ...and if the creature is Large or smaller, you pull the creature up to 10 feet closer to you. As a specific example, the druid pulls a creature ...
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If your wild shaped form has damage resistance and you revert to your normal form, does your normal form take the halved damage?

Let's say we had a druid with the Circle of the Moon archetype. They can use their wild shape feature to turn into an elemental as per their Elemental Wild Shape feature (PHB, p. 69): Elemental Wild ...
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Is There a Swarm Druid in D&D 3.5?

I am most familiar with 4e D&D, but might be playing in a 3.5 game starting in a couple months and I need to nail down a character. I have been drawn to the idea of a swarm druid in 4e rules and ...
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Does Wild Shape actually allow [Monster] feats?

Background I have never had a problem with Druids in my games take things such as, Multiattack, Improved Multiattack, and Improved Natural Attack. However, I reached a 'scratch my head' moment ...
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What racial features can a Kalashtar use while wildshaped?

As the title states, I want to know which racial features, if any, of the kalashtar are usable in wildshaped form. The traits are named as follows: Dual Mind, Mental Discipline, Mind Link, Severed ...
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How do a changeling's Change Appearance and a druid's Wild Shape interact?

A changeling's Change Appearance states: You also can't appear as a creature of a different size than you, and your basic shape stays the same; if you’re bipedal, you can’t use this trait to become ...
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If a druid Wild Shapes and merges with a telepathic sentient item, will the item's telepathy be suppressed?

Suppose a druid is in possession of a sentient magical item that possesses telepathy. If the druid wild shapes and chooses to merge the item into their form, will the item's telepathy be suppressed? ...
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Can a druid wildshape into a larger form while surrounded?

Let's say a druid is surrounded by enemies. Maybe they're in a 10ft wide corridor with 2 humanoid enemies on either side. Can they still wildshape into a larger creature? If they can, are the ...
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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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Circle of the Moon druid CR discrepancy for Wild Shape on D&D Beyond

I want to play a druid that can go into Wild Shape, so I'm building him on D&D Beyond. The Wild Shape feature says that at 4th level, I can Wild Shape into a CR 1/2 beast, and at 8th level I can ...
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Which script should my character use when writing in druidic?

Which script should my character use when writing in druidic? Druidic (PHB 66) You know Druidic, the secret language of druids. You can speak the language and use it to leave hidden messages. ...
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What would the attack modifier be for an unarmed strike while wildshaped?

I know from a well voted for answer in Is a Wild Shape attack considered an unarmed strike? that it is possible for a druid to make an unarmed strike while wildshaped, just instead of the beast's ...
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Can a druid use a Sending Stone while in Wild Shape?

Can a druid use a sending stone while in Wild Shape? I'm torn on this, as sending stones are a magic item and would greatly enhance communication while scouting ahead.
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How does a Circle of the Shepherd druid's Mighty Summoner feature interact with the UA spell Summon Bestial Spirit?

Our DM has allowed us to play-test the summoning spells which appear in Unearthed Arcana 2020: Spells and Magic Tattoos. I'm playing a druid, and have added the 2nd-level spell Summon Bestial Spirit (...
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Does reduction of maximum hit points stick to the form it is applied to?

Following up on How does Max-HP reduction affect wild-shaped/polymorphed creatures?, which states: Damage taken in animal form doesn't affect your original form's HP unless you're dropped to 0 HP in ...
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Is this Homebrew cantrip balanced? Nature’s bounty [closed]

I made a home brew spell and I want your opinion on how powerful it is Nature’s bounty 1d4 healing Casting time: 1 action Range: touch Duration: instantaneous Components: v s Classes that ...

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