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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 wearing a focus keep your hands free?

So the text for the Nature's Mantle in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything states: while wearing the cloak, you can use it as a focus for your druid and ranger spells." Other foci specify "while ...
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How do druids keep other druids from using Transport via Plants to show up uninvited?

What options do druids have to keep other druids out of their sacred groves? Some contrasting examples: Wizards like to Teleport. To keep out other wizards, a wizard can use Dimensional Lock (on an ...
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How does Druid spell preparation & casting work?

I just want to make sure I have ALL of this correct. Let's I'm a moon druid at level 3. My druid has: 2 cantrips, 4 level 1 spell slots, and 2 level 2 spell slots. Assuming a Wisdom of 16, I ...
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Does Form Control change your available options with Wild Shape?

The Wild Shape feat gives you the Wild Shape order spell, which lets you turn into various forms that are found in polymorph spells. Precisely, Wild Shape grants you the forms in Pest Form on 1st ...
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As a wildshaped druid, I’m getting polymorphed. What happens when the polymorph ends, do I revert to wildshape form or to normal form?

Imagine that I’m a druid, wild-shaped into a beast. I got polymorphed by a wizard. I want to know which form my druid will revert to when the polymorph spell ends because of the wizard losing ...
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How does Investiture of Stone interact with Meld into Stone?

While this is primarily a druid spell combination, the Arcana Cleric, Divine Soul Sorcerer, and Genie Warlock subclasses all have access to both spells as well. The 3rd-level spell Meld into Stone ...
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Can a target escape a Wild Shaped Portable Hole/Bag of Holding

Inspired by this question here: Can you use Wild Shape to meld a Bag of Holding into your Wild Shape form while creatures are inside the Bag of Holding? Portable holes state that you can use a ...
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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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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 somatic ...
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When can you use the Druid Circle of the Stars' Cosmic Omen reaction?

I have a question about Circle of the Stars 6th level feature: Cosmic Omen When you reach 6th level, you learn to use your star map to divine the will of the cosmos. Whenever you finish a long rest, ...
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Do I understand how spell slots work for druids and sorcerers correctly?

I'm new to D&D and am the DM playing with a group of lower-level players. I do not understand spell slots for druids and sorcerers, am I correct to say: Each day players "prepare" list ...
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How do spell slots work for druid/sorcerer in DnD 5e? [duplicate]

Please forgive the ignorance of this question. I'm new to DND and am DM with a group of lower level players. We are playing DnD 5e. Please explain spell slots for a druid and/or sorcerer... am I ...
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Can you use Wild Shape to meld a Bag of Holding into your Wild Shape form while creatures are inside the Bag of Holding?

My players are planning a heist. Two of the players each have a Necklace of Adaptation and do not need to breathe. They want to go inside a bag of holding (which is allowed from what I know), then ...
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Can a Wildshaped Druid trigger Dive Attack twice in a turn?

So I have a lizardfolk moon druid and I was curious about the interaction between his bonus action Hungry Jaws ability and the Dive Attack ability of the Quetzalcoatlus. "Dive Attack. If the ...
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How would a druid protect their campsite for the night?

I am currently playing a level 6 Circle of the Shepherd Druid, and planning how they would deal with having to spend time in a dangerous area overnight. A wizard would use all sorts of rituals to set ...
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Can a Druid in Wild Shape cast the spells learned from the feats Telepathic and Telekinetic?

The spells that come with feats Telepathic and Telekinetic can be cast with no verbal, somatic, or material component requirement. Would this mean that a wild shaped druid could cast these spells ...
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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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Is a Wild Shaped druid effectively immune to the Detect Thoughts spell?

For standard usage of the Detect Thoughts spell, "If the creature you choose has an Intelligence of 3 or lower or doesn't speak any language, the creature is unaffected" (PHB, pg 231). ...
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Does casting Goodberry activate the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Unicorn Spirit totem?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid's Unicorn Spirit Totem (XGtE, p. 24) says: The unicorn spirit lends its protection to those nearby. You and your allies gain advantage on all ability checks made ...
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If wild shape ends by falling to 0 hp, does the druid lose concentration? [duplicate]

A druid that is wild shaped reverts "when" they drop to 0 hit points. Does that mean other effects that occur when a creature drops to 0 hit points also occur (though possibly in any order ...
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Does Circle of the Forged increase the Wildshape AC by 2 or 3?

The druid's Wild Shape feature in D&D 5e 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. ...
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Does Elemental Wild Shape work like regular Wild Shape?

A Druid of the Circle of the Moon gets a feature called Elemental Wild Shape which allows them to transform into elementals. I couldn't find anywhere that said one way or the other, do the usual ...
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Does the Shepherd Druid's Mighty Summoner feature apply to creatures summoned through their Faithful Summons feature?

Mighty Summoner says (emphasis mine): Any beast or fey summoned or created by a spell that you cast gains the following benefits: [...] Faithful Summons says (emphasis mine): If you are reduced to ...
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Ice Troll (RotFM) Cold Aura vs. Wild Shape Fire Elemental

In Rime of the Frost Maiden, the Ice Troll has the following ability: While it's alive, the troll generates an aura of bitter cold that fills the area within 10 feet of it. At the start of the troll'...
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Is there any lore that explains why the feral child is human only

So I was thinking of making a druid a skimmed through the archetypes to see if there was anything good, under racial archetypes saw the Feral Child it was listed as only human for some reason. I ...
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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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Can a druid choose the size of its Wild Shape beast form?

As a Loxodon Druid I plan on "hulking out" into an Elephant using Wild Shape. The question came up: If I'm in a small corridor and I Wild Shape into an Elephant, can I choose the size of the ...
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Are the natural weapon attacks of a druid in Wild Shape magical?

The description for the druid's Wild Shape feature declares that the transformation is magical: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have ...
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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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Can you Wild Shape into a beast with the half-dragon template?

In D&D 5e, Half-Dragon is a template (MM, 180) that can be applied to any beast, humanoid, or giant. When I applied the Red Dragon Wyrmling's dragon breath - which deals 7d6 fire damage in a cone -...
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After Tiny Hut has been cast, does the dome disappear when a large creature appears in it?

Our wizard casts Tiny Hut: Nine creatures of Medium size or smaller can fit inside the dome with you. The spell fails if its area includes a larger creature or more than nine creatures. My druid is ...
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In the Forgotten Realms, are Druids fundamentally against necromancy?

In my group, we have an undead skeleton necromancer and a Druid. The Druid is very, very against necromancy and the undead because he is under the assumption of "that's how Druids are role played ...
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Why do level 4 and 5 Druid spells seem to change tone? [closed]

I am playing a Druid for the first time (D&D 5e) and am quite enjoying it. My character recently hit level 9, and I noticed that the 4th and 5th level spells seem to shift in tone dramatically ...
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Does Wild Companion ignore the 1 hour cast time of Find Familiar?

Druid Optional class feature in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, Wild Companion, states: You gain the ability to summon a spirit that assumes an animal form: as an action, you can expend a use of your ...
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Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape

I'm trying to understand how wild shape interacts with the temp hit points provided by eldritch cannon's protector feature. Here is the scenario: Artificer puts out eldritch cannon and gives temp hit ...
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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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Can a druid use Wild Shape in mid-air to survive being dropped?

Our group is all relatively new to D&D. Let's say that an aarakocra picks up a dragonborn druid, and carries her up to an altitude of 125 feet. It would take her ~2.5 seconds to hit the ground ...
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Does making a melee weapon attack with Shillelagh still counts as a Strength-based attack?

Playing a melee Circle of Spores Druid and wanting to use that 1d6 extra damage I'd get if I cast Guardian of Nature and take the Primal Beast form. Here are the relevant texts from each spells: ...
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Would the 6th level Shepherd Druid's Mighty Summoner feature works on summoned creatures not made from spells

To clarify, when I say "summoned creatures not made from spells", I mean summons that are from class features and the like, so the Shadow Sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen, the Hexblade's ...
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Can a druid get out of wild shape to avoid an opportunity attack?

Suppose a druid is shapeshifted into a beast of large size and adjacent (within 5 ft) of an enemy with a reach of 5ft. On the druid's turn, he reverts to humanoid form, reducing his size from large ...
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Can a wild shaped druid reply to Message?

The wizard casts Message and targets my druid that's currently a wolf. Wild Shape mentions: You can’t cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands is limited to the ...
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Does a Druid in Wild Shape need hands to grapple?

The rules for grappling say "using at least one free hand", but there are plenty of examples of creatures that grapple without hands--Giant Toad and Octopus, Giant Constrictor Snake, etc., and many of ...
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Using Wild Shape to hide (as a parasite)

A question came up in a game recently. Can a Druid use Wild Shape to transform into a parasitic animal and thus occupy the same square as the host, as well as smuggle the Druid into some other place? ...
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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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