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How could you balance a Druid transforming into an owlbear and other monstrosities?

The buzz around the new trailer for the Dungeons & Dragons movie includes much discussion of a scene in which the druid character transforms into an owlbear. As far as I know there’s no RAW way ...
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In which editions of D&D have druids been able to Wild Shape into owlbears?

In the trailer for the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, we see a druid character use the Wild Shape ability to turn into an owlbear (timestamped link to trailer). Notably, this ...
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What would happen to a package that a druid is holding when they Wild Shape?

In a recent game that I was DMing, the players were tasked with sneaking a parcel of poisonous ingredients to a chef contact they had, in order to poison some high value targets at a banquet. One of ...
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What happens when you have resistance and Wild Shape into a beast with vulnerability? [duplicate]

So a lot of stuff is written about Wild Shape in the rules and here on this page. One question I have not found asked and especially not found answered yet is: What happens when I have resistance to ...
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What (if anything) can P2E wildshaped battle form druids do with spells?

I'm playing with a wildshape druid character build, theoretically for the Strength of Thousands campaign. That means the Druid is also getting Wizard as a free archtype, along with a bevy of wizard ...
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In which editions is it possible for D&D druids to shapeshift/wild shape and breed in their animal forms?

I was talking to some gaming friends during today's happy hour, and this came up. Druids can shape-shift into animals. They can remain in their animal forms for a rather long period of time. Can they ...
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Can a Druid understand language while Wild Shaped?

Many of the threads on this focus on speaking. Other threads focus on understanding/speaking new languages that the Beast knows but the character does not know. I'm not interested in these questions. ...
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How to build a necromancy Druid?

I'm joining a D&D game with a group of friends. Some have been playing for years, while others have just started like myself. I'm joining halfway through, coming in at level 6 or 7. I intend to ...
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Does the Poisoner feat interact with Druid's Wildshape?

Specifically, I'm looking for an answer to the first effect of the Poisoner feat: "When you make a damage roll that deals poison damage, it ignores resistance to poison damage." Tasha's ...
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An expanded take on Stars Druid Dragon form and Polymorph [duplicate]

My initial question got closed so I'm asking again because the answers in the referenced questions are inconclusive. Consider these sequences: A. Ally A Polymorphs a PC into a giant ape then ally B ...
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Stars Druid Dragon form and Polymorph [duplicate]

A Circle of Stars druid can transform into a starry form with a choice of three constellations, including Dragon, which helps concentration. If the druid is in Dragon constellation and then cast ...
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Are there any beasts eligible for the druid's Wild Shape feature that have Legendary or Lair Actions?

The Druid's Wild Shape class feature states, in part: [...] If the creature has any legendary or lair actions, you can’t use them. I do not recall ever seeing any creatures with Legendary or Lair ...
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Would a druid's magic armor (+1, or the like) be able to be converted to barding during wild shape? [duplicate]

A previous discussion from about 7 years ago covered essentially the same topic, but I want to see if any new info has come to light or if opinions have changed since then Does magic armor resize with ...
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Can a Wild Order druid dismiss Wild Shape?

A Wild Order druid uses the Wild Shape spell to transform into animal form. Can he dismiss it at will? Or does he stay in animal form 'til the duration of spell is over? I'm a little confused about it ...
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What happens if you use the Optional Class Feature 'Wild Companion' when you already have a Familiar already summoned from the spell?

I am mainly asking for the purpose of answering Is it possible to have two familiars?, noting that effects from the 'same' spell don't overlap. The Wild Companion ability reads as: You gain the ...
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How many hit points can a druid generate per day from Aid with Wild Shape?

Alice is a 2nd level druid with 10 hit points. She receives the benefit of an Aid spell, bumping her to 15 max and current hit points. She then has a run-in with a couple of goblins, who hurt her for ...
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Do druids need things to cast spells [closed]

I have not played a spell caster and was going to play a Druid Circle of the Shepherd and was wondering if when casting spells I need components like a wizard or some clerics need to cast their spells....
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If my artificer imbues a staff with the Enhanced Weapon infusion, and then a druid casts the Shillelagh spell on that staff, do their effects stack?

I'm currently playing as an artificer. I know that when an artificer imbues one of their infusions into an item, it makes a non-magic item into a semi-magic item. Say I imbue the Enhanced Weapon ...
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Can my wild-shaped druid talk to plants?

My 6th-level druid casts speak with plants, and then wild-shapes into a panther, or whatever. Can she speak with plants while wild-shaped? Wild Shape says: You retain the benefit of any features from ...
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How is Wild Companion worth it? [closed]

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything contains an optional class feature for druids, "Wild Companion": You gain the ability to summon a spirit that assumes an animal form: as an action, you can ...
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If you're a Moon druid with a level of exhaustion, and then Wild Shape into an elemental, do you regain this exhaustion when you revert?

Say you're a Circle of the Moon druid, and you have at least 1 level of exhaustion. You then use Wild Shape to transform into an elemental. Since elementals are immune to exhaustion, you would ...
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Do I lose the benefit of the Spores druid's Symbiotic Entity feature if I gain Temporary Hit Points from a different source?

The Circle of Spores druid's 2nd-level ability Symbiotic Entity reads as follows: As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to awaken those spores, rather than transforming into a ...
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Can a druid in animal form use Handle Animal?

My new 1st level druid likes to use the spell "Aspect of the Wolf" for combat. Now the question arose whether he can use Handle Animal in wolf form to use the Attack trick on his riding dog ...
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If a Wildfire druid uses the Enhanced Bond feature to cast a concentration spell through their spirit, who maintains concentration on the spell?

The Circle of Wildfire druid gains the Enhanced Bond feature at 6th level. The feature description states, in part (TCoE, p. 39): In addition, when you cast a spell with a range other than self, the ...
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Is this druid subclass balanced compared to the normal druid subclasses?

I feel like as a whole, casters can be rather rigid in their designs. That's not to say they're terrible, just that my personal preference is up close and personal, which leaves out a lot of fun ...
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Are there any Druid Circles which membership of would be irreconcilable with membership in the The Emerald Enclave?

I am a first-time DM and our entire group is relatively new to 5e, and none of us have played a druid before. I am running the Lost Mines of Phandelver module with my group. My party is about to reach ...
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Can a druid release a readied spell whilst in Wild Shape?

The description of the druid's Wild Shape feature makes it clear that, whilst transformed: You can't cast spells [...] With the caveat that: Transforming doesn't break your concentration on a spell ...
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What are common spell materials that can't be replaced by a focus?

I want to stock a roadside magic shop, whose owner has been murdered, with some stuff that might help my spellcasters, a druid and a wizard, cast up to level 4 spells. I know that gems are pretty ...
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Do the Circle of the Land druid's Circle Spells stack with your normal druid spells, or do you have to switch out?

In DnD 5e, regarding the Circle of the Land specific spells from the Druid class. I have already prepared spells from the Druid class spell list, but not a Circle. The Circle spells that are listed, ...
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Can a druid change into a different beast while in wild shape [duplicate]

The question is rather simple, but the answer is not explicitly stated in the rules... Or at least not that I could find. Can a druid just switch shape by expanding a wild shape use while transformed? ...
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What happens when a druid is wild shaped and then is petrified?

If a druid is wild shaped into an animal when they are hit by an effect that imposes the petrified condition, are they: A. A petrified version of the animal they turned into. B. A petrified version of ...
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What happens if a druid is wild shaped as an Earth elemental and gets turned into stone?

In a D&D 5th edition game I'm running the PCs fought against Gorgons. The druid was wild shaped into an earth elemental (moon druid). The druid got turned to stone by failing two saves in a row to ...
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Does the Elemental Adept feat apply to the Wildfire Druid's Enhanced Bond?

So, Enhanced Bond adds a d8 to the damage of a fire spell Whenever you cast a spell that deals fire damage or restores hit points while your wildfire spirit is summoned, roll a d8, and you gain a ...
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Communicate with Conjured Animals in Wild Shape

Can a Circle of the Moon Druid in Wild Shape issue commands to creatures summoned with Conjure Animals? The accepted answer to this question: Communicating with Conjured Creatures suggests that the ...
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Can an Astral Self Monk/Stars Druid apply the dragon starry form to grapples? [duplicate]

Arms of the Astral Self While the spectral arms are present, you gain the following benefits: You can use your Wisdom modifier in place of your Strength modifier when making Strength checks and ...
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Can extended spell be used on the druid's wild shape to make it last longer? [duplicate]

A player has a druid with the metamagic adept feat and wondered if he could use the extended spell on his "wild shape" class feature.
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Can some Tools be used as a Druidic focus?

While I was thinking about multiclassing Druid with Artificer, I wonder how broad the definition of Druidic Focus is. Might this definition cover some Tools to use the same focus for both Druid and ...
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Using Absorb Elements after coming out of wildshape due to reaching 0 HP [duplicate]

Let's say we have a druid without the Beast Spells feature. They take enough elemental damage to reach zero HP, thus reverting them from Wild Shape. They are already in their original form, so they ...
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How would a level 20 Moon druid defeat a Forcecage?

How would a lv 20 Moon druid get out of a Forcecage? Some options I've considered are: Repeated teleportation attempts There don't appear to be any teleportation spells that would work from inside a ...
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Does a level 20 druid bypass the costless but consumed mistletoe material component of the spell Druid Grove?

The spell Druid Grove has an oddly specific material component that is consumed but is otherwise costless: "A mistletoe harvested with a golden sickle under the light of a full moon" (XGE, p....
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Do the benefits of the Dwarven Fortitude feat carry over when you wild shape?

I got into a discussion recently about a druid using Dwarven Fortitude to spend the hit dice of their wild shape form, and someone suggested that it couldn't be done because you lose access to Dwarven ...
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How do you determine a druid's eligibility to use Elven Accuracy's reroll while in Wild Shape (assuming they do have advantage)?

Consider a druid who has the Elven Accuracy racial feat (available to Elves and Half-Elves). Among other things, this feat says: Whenever you have advantage on an attack roll using Dexterity, ...
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Which healing spells benefit from the Circle of Stars druid's "Chalice" Starry Form?

The Circle of Stars druid's Starry Form feature (TCoE, p. 38-39) lets the druid expend a use of Wild Shape to enter a starry form, choosing a constellation to glimmer on their body that grants certain ...
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What should I change for my homebrew Ent subclass? (Updated) [duplicate]

This is a follow up question to my earlier post: What changes should I make to improve my homebrew Circle of the Ent druid subclass? The changes made in this post are designed to make it more clear ...
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What changes should I make to improve my homebrew Circle of the Ent druid subclass? [closed]

I am currently trying to create a custom druid subclass called the Circle of the Ent, inspired by Ents from The Lord of the Rings. I really love the concepts, but I do not have any experience with ...
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Does the Wild Companion optional class feature for druids let them use spell slots to cast the Find Familiar spell?

Does the Wild Companion optional class feature for druids grant access to the find familiar spell? Basically I'd rather hard cast it than waste the Wild Shape on it. The Circle of Stars druid's Starry ...
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How much damage does Spreading Spores do?

Does the 10th-level Spreading Spores feature of the Druid Circle of Spores do 1 die of damage, or 2? Spreading Spores states that a creature which moves into or starts its turn in the cube "takes ...
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If a Wild Shaped Druid takes extreme damage due to the Fire Elemental’s Water Susceptibility trait, does the damage carry over to their normal form?

I had a situation come up in my game tonight where a gunslinger opponent used powerful shot to push the druid, who was wild shaped into a fire elemental, off a ship into the ocean. The fire elemental ...
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What happens when taking damage during Wild Shape and trying to use the Absorb Elements spell?

The Wild Shape feature includes the following: [...] if you revert as a result of dropping to 0 hit points, any excess damage carries over to your normal form. [...] Meanwhile, the absorb elements ...
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What happens after 30 days to the intelligence of a creature who was awakened?

I'm trying to understand the Awaken spell. My confusion stems from the duration of the added intelligence. What happens to the intelligence of a creature after the 30 day charm period? Is it gone, or ...
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