Questions tagged [polymorph]

For questions about polymorphing in RPGs, which generally refers to the ability to change a creature or object from one form to another form. This may be done either voluntarily or involuntary.

8
votes
1answer
279 views

I've been swallowed and the creature has been Baleful Polymorphed; what happens?

Related question but different game (D&D 5e): What happens when a creature that has swallowed another creature is polymorphed? We went into the water and a 5x4 creature attacked us. It had grab ...
10
votes
1answer
102 views

In the Shackled City, what is the relevance of the polymorphed Otyugh?

In section M4 the party encounter an otyugh polymorphed into an ogre. The encounter is straight to combat, so there is no real way of knowing it is anything other than an ogre, but a dispel magic ...
3
votes
2answers
267 views

What is and is not “personality” for the purpose of Polymorph?

It's well understood that "___ Polymorph" spells overwrite pretty much everything in a stat block (or character sheet) with numerical functionality, including languages, proficiencies, and named ...
4
votes
1answer
226 views

When an Adult Gold Dragon changes into an Archmage, what are its saving throw and skill bonuses?

An Adult Gold Dragon has Change Shape as one of its actions (emphasis mine): Change Shape. The dragon magically polymorphs into a humanoid or beast that has a challenge rating no higher than its ...
0
votes
3answers
186 views

If I cast the Polymorph spell on an ally to assist the group in a fight, will he attack us or fight alongside us? [duplicate]

What happen if I polymorph an ally to assist the group in a fight? Will he end up attacking us, or remember the fact than we are ally and help us? The only relevant part I can find is this: The ...
3
votes
5answers
250 views

How does the Polymorph spell affect procreation?

The Polymorph spell alters the body of one willing target, changing it into a different creature- Potentially from a different type. If someone were to breed whilst under the effect of this spell, ...
10
votes
2answers
314 views

What happens if you dispel a “permanent” True Polymorph after the target has died?

With the errata (no longer so recent), it is clear that true polymorph can be dispelled, even after it has been concentrated on for the full hour. On page 185 of the SRD, the spell description now ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

Why are the rules for the polymorph subschool of magic separated from the rest of the book?

When I first bought the core rulebooks for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, I did a cursory look through of all the books. One thing that stuck out to me was the fact that in the very back of the Player's ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

What do you get when making a Simulacrum of a True Polymorphed creature?

The Simulacrum spell states: You shape an illusory duplicate of one beast or humanoid that is within range for the entire casting time of the spell. The duplicate is a creature, partially real and ...
10
votes
1answer
148 views

Is a frog intelligent enough to issue telepathic commands?

A wizard in my party has cast polymorph on an opponent that has control of a Shield Guardian. The wizard turned them into a frog before it was their turn to act. Can that opponent still issue ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

Does polymorph use a PC’s CR or its level?

I was discussing the spell with my DM relating to this question Can a Wizard polymorph low-level PCs into over-powered beasts? about the polymorph spell. According to Polymorph's description, The ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Can I Wild Shape or Polymorph into an Awakened Beast?

Suppose I see an Awakened Beast, either through an adventure or by casting Awaken myself. Am I then able to Wild Shape or Polymorph into the Awakened version of the Beast? The main advantages are ...
9
votes
2answers
315 views

What happens when you cast the Polymorph spell on a swarm?

If a caster targets a swarm with the spell polymorph, what happens? The polymorph spell description says: This spell transforms a creature with at least 1 hit point that you can see within range ...
0
votes
2answers
185 views

Can a simulacrum true polymorphed into an archmage regain spell slots?

Followup to: Can a simulacrum "regain" HP by being True Polymorphed into a creature that can do so normally? So this is a particularly ridiculous idea, but it might work. A simulacrum ...
13
votes
1answer
818 views

Can a simulacrum “regain” HP by being True Polymorphed into a creature that can do so normally?

If a simulacrum is polymorphed through True Polymorph into a creature that can regain hit points normally, can the simulacrum regain hit points while polymorphed in that way?
10
votes
1answer
278 views

Can you True Polymorph yourself into an object?

Can you True Polymorph yourself into an object? Or would doing so break your concentration on the spell?
16
votes
2answers
3k views

Can a caster that cast Polymorph on themselves stop concentrating at any point even if their Int is low?

I was playing a moon druid and cast the polymorph spell on myself, changing me into a T-Rex, which caused my Int to become 2 and my Wis 12. I realized my targets had immunity to non-magical damage ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Can you use a beast's innate abilities while polymorphed?

I'm just getting access to the Polymorph spell this level, and I'm curious about beasts with innate capabilities. Swarm of Cranium Rats (CR5) are probably the strongest example: Innate Spellcasting ...
9
votes
1answer
548 views

Can polymorphing monsters spam their ability to effectively give themselves a massive health pool?

Some creatures have an ability that lets them polymorph, such as the Couatl's Change Shape action. I am wondering if this ability could be used again whenever the form is dropped to give the creature ...
4
votes
2answers
168 views

Permanent Enlarge Person and Kitsune Shape

The subject of this question is a Kitsune character under a permanent Enlarge Person spell. I have some difficulties to figure out how it will react with the two shape features of this character, ...
7
votes
1answer
483 views

Can I benefit from a feat effect while polymorphed?

If I have polymorphed into a creature can I use the effects of my feats? For example: If I have Alert do I still get a plus 5 to initiative? If I have the Grappler feat can I still pin a creature ...
10
votes
2answers
171 views

Does a warforged benefit from composite plating when it uses alter self to assume a different form?

The spell alter self mentions nothing about the affected creature losing its racial traits that are natural abilities, like the warforged racial trait composite plating. With this in mind, if a ...
4
votes
1answer
118 views

What game elements can raise the caster level of a fixed-caster-level supernatural ability?

The prestige class thrall to Juiblex gains the supernatural ability polymorph self that says, "An 8th-level thrall of Juiblex’s form is more amorphous than ever. It can change its appearance and form ...
8
votes
2answers
361 views

Which beast should I choose to most effectively remove an enemy from a fight using the Polymorph spell?

A common battle tactic among mid-level spellcasters is to remove one big enemy from the fight using polymorph to transform them into a harmless beast. However, the question inevitably arises: what ...
5
votes
1answer
114 views

Is there a spell that would allow you to transform someone into an object?

Is there any spell in Pathfinder that actually would allow an evil witch to turn an opposing witch into a sentient door knob, or something alike? It is such a common trope in fantasy that I find it ...
19
votes
2answers
2k views

Does a creature die outright if they drop below negative max hit points of their polymorphed form?

Does a creature die outright if they drop below negative max hit points of their polymorphed form? I know a creature will revert to their normal form upon reaching 0 hit points, but a creature dies ...
8
votes
1answer
146 views

What is the upper limit for the size of an object that True Polymorph can change?

For changing an object to a creature, true polymorph says: Object into Creature. You can turn an object into any kind of creature as long as the creature's size is no larger than the object's size ...
17
votes
2answers
1k views

Can you break this curse from Princes of the Apocalypse by being reduced to 0 hp?

In Princes of the Apocalypse, a player got hit with Ghaunadaur’s curse... The rules for the curse state (Temple of the Elder Elemental Eye, room F19; PotA, p. 121): The curse is like a polymorph ...
3
votes
0answers
97 views

Can the Polymorph Other spell restore to flesh a character turned to stone by a medusa? [closed]

I have a character turned to stone by a medusa. The mage in the party has a polymorph other spell in her repertoire. Can that be used to restore to flesh (in a different body, I suppose) a person ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

Can a Ranger bond with a beast that’s secretly an Angel in disguise?

In my game there’s a Ranger who is a demigod and doesn’t know it (my homebrew, but shouldn’t affect the question I have). He has a pet “lizard” who is actually a polymorphed Deva in disguise that his ...
3
votes
1answer
77 views

Can I use strike maneuvers while polymorphed?

I have a level 7 Swordsage equipped with a Cape of Vipers from the Magic Item Compendium. He is currently in tiny viper form. I assume he is proficient with his natural bite attack. I have the Tiger ...
4
votes
1answer
182 views

How much damage carries over, or which attack triggers the end of Polymorph?

Polymorph is said to be a great spell, and I can see why: it can turn a CR 18 monstrosity into a CR 0 Frog, or something along those lines. My question comes from one specific paragraph in polymorph'...
3
votes
2answers
323 views

What happens when one conceives a child while polymorphed into another species?

I can't imagine that it's addressed explicitly, but I wonder: Is there anything in either Pathfinder rules or Golarion lore to suggest what happens when someone who's polymorphed into another ...
3
votes
2answers
130 views

What are racial bonus feats that are gained from polymorph?

I am trying to determine what exactly constitutes a racial feat for the polymorph spell. The spell states that in many ways it functions like alter self, which states You acquire the physical ...
4
votes
1answer
605 views

Does a true polymorphed familiar retain the mechanical benefits of a familiar?

If I use find familiar as an Arcane Trickster Rogue, then have a high level wizard cast (concentration) true polymorph on said familiar to turn them into a homunculus, would the familiar still retain ...
13
votes
1answer
520 views

Does polymorph cancel rage?

We know that when you polymorph in D&D 5e, per the spell, you lose access to your class features, as discussed in this question. However, polymorph does not say it cancels on-going effects on the ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

Can I cast Elemental Body while Wild-Shaped?

I have a level 13 Druid with access to the Cloud (Air Domain). My level 7 domain spell is Elemental Body IV (Air). Can I cast that while I am in a Wild Shape? Or does polymorph rules prevent that?
6
votes
3answers
951 views

Does an Oni get new HP when it changes shape into a humanoid or large giant?

I am building an encounter for 6 or 7 PCs (mixed levels 4/5) with an Oni: it may turn into combat. Oni can be very difficult, even deadly, encounters for PCs at this level. What has me puzzled is ...
15
votes
1answer
2k views

Does casting Disintegrate on a polymorphed enemy still kill it after the 2018 errata?

After the 2018 errata, the disintegrate spell description now reads: A creature targeted by this spell must make a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, the target takes 10d6 + 40 force damage. ...
12
votes
2answers
497 views

RAW, can you avoid Heat Metal via Polymorph?

A Wizard and a Knight clad in chainmail are happily walking through a forest. A wily Druid pops out of a tree and casts Heat Metal upon the Knight and he begins melting in his armor, screaming. ...
-1
votes
1answer
213 views

If you cast True Polymorph on a party member to turn them into a monster, will they turn hostile or remain loyal?

If you cast true polymorph on a party member to transform them into, let's say, an intellect devourer, is he now going to attempt to go after the wizard for his intellect? Or would he remain allied to ...
2
votes
1answer
353 views

Does a Clone spell work on a (True) Polymorphed creature? If so, to what effect?

The spell true polymorph ends when dispelled - even when the creature has been in their 'new' shape for hundreds of years. According to the Clone spell, any such polymorphed creature should still be ...
9
votes
1answer
721 views

If you have cast Spiritual Weapon and then you are polymorphed, can you make melee spell attacks?

I have a player that would like to cast Polymorph on the party's cleric. If the cleric has already cast Spiritual Weapon on himself (this is not a concentration spell) and he is Polymorphed into ...
5
votes
1answer
519 views

What happens to memories when using True Polymorph?

The text of true polymorph says (emphasis mine): Creature into Creature. If you turn a creature into another kind of creature, the new form can be any kind you choose whose challenge rating is ...
2
votes
3answers
238 views

How do Polymorph and Awaken interact?

The awaken spell targets a tree or an animal. The Polymorph, polymorph any object and baleful polymorph spells change, or can change, the target's type to Animal, as do some other spells outside core, ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to polymorph 2 characters into a Tarrasque using True Polymorph?

Is it possible to use true polymorph to transform 2 PC characters, each of whom is at least level 15, into a CR 30 Tarrasque?
1
vote
3answers
153 views

Does Enlarge Person work on someone under the effect of Polymorph?

A party member casts polymorph on herself. Will casting enlarge person increase her size? I believe in 3.5 this did not work. I can't find any ruling text in pathfinder saying that it does or doesn'...
2
votes
1answer
232 views

Do you retain darkvision while polymorphed?

If a character or monster that normally has darkvision is polymorphed into an animal that normally does not, does it still have darkvision?
-5
votes
4answers
293 views

Can a Polymorphed Ape climb a tree?

By the SRD description, an Ape is a Beast, with a Climb speed of 30. However, if somoene is polymorphed into an Ape, by the wording of Polymorph, that Ape cannot climb, because climbing (for an Ape) ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I use Mage Hand to fly by Polymorphing myself and picking myself up with the hand?

Could I first cast Mage Hand, then Polymorph into a Tiny creature less than 10 pounds then use the Mage Hand to pick myself up and fly at 30 Ft per turn? Polymorph says: The new form can be any ...