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Druid with heavy armor and a shield?

A friend recently came up with a druid 5/fighter 1. He took the fighter level to allow himself to use heavy armor. He has a full stone plate and a wooden shield, and he uses Wild Shape to change into ...
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Barding (Or Armoring) Animal Companions

My Druid player wishes to get medium armor for his large cat animal companion. I'm a little shaky about what I've read for doing this in my Society game (if it's at all possible). I had two questions ...
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Am I handling Natural Weapons incorrectly?

I'm still a little new to this so excuse the ignorance, but I haven't found this explicitly answered elsewhere. I have a player with a big cat animal companion. It has a bite and two claw attacks. ...
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Are a Druid's Tree Shape ability and the spell "Entangle" compatible for a spell combo?

The Tree Shape spell indicates that a Druid (or other character with the spell or ability) can turn into a "large living tree or shrub" and that the "exact type of tree, as well as its appearance is ...
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Does size modifiers reverse or apply overtop when wildshaping?

OK, so, let's say I have a small creature, like a gnome, who is a druid. They wild shape into a large-sized animal. Small creatures have these size stats: +1 AC, -1 CMB, -1 CMD, +4 Stealth Checks ...
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Improving Animal Companions for E6 Gestalt Characters

In my experience, Animal Companions for Gestalt characters seem especially underpowered. As the DM, I have a 2-part plan to address this. Max out HP vs Rolling Allow Gestalt Druid/Rangers to combine ...
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Can Druids tame a dinosaur?

In D&D 3.5, the rule book says nothing about a Druid being able to tame or have a velociraptor. Could a Druid tame one and use it as his/her companion?
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What feats should a velociraptor animal companion have to fill the "scout" role well?

I'm a level 5 Druid and my group consists of me, the DM and a level 5 fighter. I am unsure of what feats my companion should have. I'm having it fill in the role of a scout. It knows common, and its ...
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Druid's wild shape natural attacks and magical item

I'd like to have some details about the Druid transformation in D&D 3.5. Ok, you have reached level 8, so your BA is +6/+1 and let's say that I want to transform into a lion; according to rules I ...
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Should I really prefer low-level summons, keeping high level dailies for non summoning powers?

In Call of the Wild: A Druid Handbook the entry for the Level 1 Daily Implement power Summon Giant Toad (PrP) says: Furthermore, by showing a preference for low level summons over high level ...
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Help me buff out a rhino

Hi so for tonight's session I am making a mini boss 10 lvl druid. I want him to have a rhino as an animal companion and I believe that if he awaits that a battle is at hand, he would have buffed out ...
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Do you lose the extra HP from a +Constitution item when you Wild Shape?

Say you have an Amulet of Health +2 and you're level 10, so it's giving you 10 HP. Wild Shape says this: Any gear worn or carried by the druid melds into the new form and becomes nonfunctional. ...
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How can I get a more powerful animal companion than my druid level entitles me to?

I would like to make a druid build where my character's power resides in my animal companion(s) and what little druid spellpower I can muster I use to buff it. By powerful I mean most druid level to ...
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Can a character know Druidic without having any levels of druid?

Related to my answer here. Druidic is a special language in that no race can take it as a bonus language (even those who can choose any language specifically say except Druidic) and cannot be learned ...
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Is there any fluff for the druid's "A Thousand Faces" ability?

I played a D&D 3.5 campaign years ago, and one PC was a druid. The player did a pretty awesome job as a spy thanks to the multiple divination spells, Wild Shape and especially A Thousand Faces: ...
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Can Druids use Sylvan to speak with animals without using the spell?

In order for Druids to speak to animals (deer, owls, lions, etc.), are they required to use Speak With Animals spell, or would speaking Sylvan also accommodate this? Or does Sylvan only apply to ...
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Is the Greenbound Summoning Feat as powerful as it looks, or am I missing something?

Druids have a feat called Greenbound Summoning (Lost Empires of Faerun, p. 8), which has the following benefit: "All animals that you summon using summon nature's ally acquire the greenbound template (...
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Druids' access to Domains in Pathfinder?

In Pathfinder, does a Druid gain access to two Domains like the cleric? If he does, would it be the elemental types such as Fire, Water, etc.?
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How do I gain an animal companion?

I just started my first AD&D 2nd edition game. I'm playing a Druid. I want to gain an animal companion, but I don't know what's involved. Do I need certain proficiencies like Animal Handle and ...
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Can a druid use powers from other classes while in beast form?

I'm a first-level Druid, and I'm thinking of using my next feat to multiclass into Paladin (specifically to be able to take some helpful Encounter powers later on). Regardless of how smart this is, or ...
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Use Predator's Flurry on a charge?

Are there any ways to allow a druid to use Predator's Flurry on a charge? Is there a page out there that documents ways to use powers as part of a charge (or as a MBA etc)?
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What affects the Druid beast form attack bonus?

I have a Lv1 Razorclaw Shifter, Predator Druid with +5 WIS mod. If I'm in beast form and I attack with Grasping Claws, is it really just +5 vs Reflex? I don't have a bonus from any implements and ...
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Playing an Undine Druid with the water domain, can I use water affinity for domain spells?

Let me preface this with this is my first character, and I have no idea what I'm doing. Water affinity gives water domain powers and spells at +1 caster level to undine clerics. I'm thinking because ...
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Is the alignment conflict in the Ranger/Druid multiclass combination evidence of an error?

In 2nd Edition D&D, it mentions in the Player's Handbook that Half-Elves can multiclass as Ranger/Druid. This is a contradiction with the alignment rules, stating that a Ranger must be Good and a ...
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How do I turn a NPC undead in a way that maintains all their abilities, feats, etc.?

I have an upper level NPC druid that I plan on killing and then making undead, along with his animal companion. Do the rules allow the undead animal companion in this situation? (If so does it ...
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Are there any Animal Companions that are not actually Animals?

I’m just curious if any supplement out there includes an Animal Companion that is not, in fact, an Animal. As in the type. I mean that just any Druid of sufficient level can take; there are ...
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Do the lowered level parameters for selecting a Wild Cohort Extend to its Bonus HD/Nat Armor/Tricks?

For referencer the feat can be found here I was wondering, the feat when it says "When selecting an alternative animal cohort, use the list of alternative animal companions on page 36 of the ...
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Druid: how to obtain rage?

I'm building a druid character for an upcoming E6 game, and I'm wondering if I can get myself rage along with 6 levels of shapeshift variant druid. Unfortunately, shapeshift is obligatory, which ...
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Do Druid animal companions go up in size with HD and gain size-based stat increases?

I have an animal companion which has just gained its 5th HD. On page 291 of Monster Manual 1, the Improving Monsters section says that an increase in Size also changes stats. Do animal companions (e....
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What options are available for a Sentinel Druids Animal Companions item slot?

I read in an answer to Druid (Sentinel) Animal Companion Armor that there was at least one item (Companion's Defender) which could be given to a Sentinel Druids Animal Companion, but as I am not a DDI ...
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Druid animal companions

I currently have a Druid in my game that is approaching epic level. In the epic level handbook there is a passage that I cannot find clarification on. The passage reads: Animal Companion: The druid ...
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Planar Wild Shape and Smite Evil

A good druid takes the Planar Wild Shape feat and adds the celestial template to the creature. Reading the rebuild rules: gains darkvision 60 ft. gains DR and energy resistance as noted on ...
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How do I manage my Druid's wildshapes?

My druid picked up the wildshape ability a few levels back, but hasn't had a chance to use it yet. The wide-open nature of the ability (and the labyrinthine rules) has left me reluctant to bog down ...
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Druid (Sentinel) Animal Companion Armor

I am new to D&D and I am looking to start. I would like to start a Druid(Sentinel) from Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms whose animal companion is a bear. My Druid would dislike his animal ...
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How can I fix Essentials Druid sentinel's Armor Class?

The sentinel is a wis/con leader designed to fight in melee combat. While it comes with an animal companion, the sentinel is limited to light armor and has dex as a tertiary stat at best. Are there ...
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Can I build an effective druid in D&D4 without high WIS?

It seems like in 4e, druids have been more or less forced into a wisdom-based controller build. Even beast form abilities that are theoretically physical attacks take their bonuses from WIS. For ...
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