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.

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What bonuses depend on actual size for Form Of The Dragon spells?

The Form Of The Dragon spell (and similar ones) declares that you can choose a smaller size when using a higher level spell (A.K.A. a medium-sized dragon for Form of The Dragon 3 for example). But ...
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What does 'kind of creature' mean in the description of the True Polymorph spell? [closed]

The true polymorph spell states: Choose one creature or nonmagical object that you can see within range. You transform the creature into a different creature, the creature into an object, or the ...
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What happens when a Polymorphed creature who was mind-controlled reverts to its original form?

What would happen if a creature who was polymorphed was affected by, for example, a neogi's Enslave ability, when the spell ended? Would the creature no longer be enslaved, since both its mental ...
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What happens to this Curse of Strahd character when using their Shapechanger ability?

My confusion comes from the use of the word polymorph, and no mention of what happens to her other stats while polymorphed into the swarm. Every other shapechanger has a clause about what doesn't ...
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True Polymorph & Simulacrum [duplicate]

If a player casts true polymorph on themselves and changes into an adult gold dragon and then casts Simulacrum, does it create a duplicate of a gold dragon or the player?
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Is there any way to become a swarm of bats as a PC?

Is there any way to transform a PC into a swarm of bats without breaking any of the official rules?
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Is allowing to Polymorph Any Object into a specific person balanced?

I'm pretty sure that, by RAW, the Polymorph Any Object spell would function like the Alter Self spell when talking about specific physical aspect. But would it be balanced to allow Human A to ...
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Does an unlimited duration Polymorph Any Object give back a lost limb until the target decides to resume its normal form?

Most polymorph spells are temporary, but suppose the target gets polymorphed from an "armless" human to an elf. The spell Polymorph Any Object would last indefinitely: would the target then ...
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When casting True Polymorph on myself, what is the challenge rating of my new form?

I'm a level 18 wizard. The Creature into Creature option of true polymorph states: If you turn a creature into another kind of creature, the new form can be any kind you choose whose challenge rating ...
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Size restrictions and amount on object-to-object true polymorph spell?

Here's the initial question: Can I transport myself to the Sun and target the Sun as an entity that is within 30 feet of me, and proceed to true polymorph the Sun into not-Sun, causing the world to go ...
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Does Kitsune Hybrid Form affect Rampaging Form?

Does Hybrid Form allow you to speak when using the abilities listed in the Rampaging Form (5th-level animal form, a Polymorph Battle Form, and 7th level fiery body)? Hybrid: When you Change Shape, ...
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Polymorph/Wildshaping and gaining Animal Powers

When using Wildshape, or the spells Beastshape #, polymorph or any similar spells, is there any way to gain some or any of the abilities listed in the creature entry that are not listed under the ...
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Can you take the form of a swarm with the polymorph spell?

The Polymorph spell says: The new form can be any beast whose challenge rating is equal to or less than the target's Swarm of insects says: Medium swarm of Tiny beasts Can a wizard choose the form ...
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Are there any rules on how polymorph-like magic affects aging?

Say you have a 29-year-old half-orc who gets hit by polymorph any object and becomes an elf. Will their age category go up when they reach 30 years, or when they reach 175 years? If the former, then ...
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What happens when a dragon tries to become a Warshaper?

Warshaper is a prestige class from Complete Warrior, published a few months after 3.5e. I don't know about the rest of the book, but this prestige class in particular doesn't really seem to take the 3....
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Can I use the True Polymorph spell to transform an object into a Mighty Servant of Leuk-o?

If I have an irrelevant object that is Huge-sized, and I cast true polymorph on it, could I turn it into the stat block for the monster "Mighty Servant of Leuk-o" and then control it? ...
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Can you use reaction class features when receiving excess damage from polymorph ending?

Is it possible to use a reaction from your class when your polymorphed form is reduced to 0 hit points and the excess carries over to you? For example, let's say you're playing a rogue and your ...
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Persists the "Awaken"-Spell through Polymorph [duplicate]

DND 5e Question: What would happen, if you Polymorph a Zombie or another low Int Creature to a Plant or lower Int Beast like a Wolf, Awaken it and then let the Polymorph run out?(This would need two ...
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Does True Polymorph on a Zombie make it smarter?

Zombies are generally seen as mindless minions, as beings of INT 3 barely have an Ego. Polymorph and True Polymorph change out the mental Ability Scores, so if you transform it into a Acolyte (CR 0.25)...
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How can I reliably increase our giant ape's AC to 16 (or better)?

A tactical problem to solve based on last night's session Tactical Situation Wizard polymorphs warlock (8th level) into a Giant Ape. (Did T-Rex last time, looking for variety and higher INT (7 vs 2); ...
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Does Polymorph break attunements with prerequisites?

Some magic items have prerequisites for attunement, most commonly requiring a specific race, class, or alignment. According to the rules on attunement: A creature's attunement to an item ends if the ...
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Does a severely reduced intelligence ability score impair your ability to communicate?

When under the effects of the Polymorph spell: The target's game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of the chosen beast. It retains its alignment and ...
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When my PC is polymorphed, what happens to her familiar from the Find Familiar spell?

Situation A level 8 Celestial Warlock, Pact of the Tome, has an owl familiar1. The party Wizard casts polymorph on the Warlock such that a Tyrannosaurus Rex (INT 2, Wis 12) is now standing there. How ...
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What happens to Ability Score changes when shapeshifted?

A low strength druid has been hit twice by a Shadow's Strength Drain ability, reducing their strength score from 9 to 3. Fearing potential instant death, the Druid uses Wild Shape to turn into a ...
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Polymorph and Size in DnD 3.5

I recently looked over the polymorph spell chain for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 (Alter Self -> Polymorph -> Shapechange) while reading suggestions on forums for what to turn in to with the spell, ...
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Can a shapechanged quasit use the blindsight of the bat form?

The stat block of the quasit gives under the shapechanger trait: Its statistics are the same in each form, except for the speed changes noted. So does a quasit will not have the traits of the "...
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What are the circumstances of Traxigor's transformation and do they explain how he retained his magical abilities as an otter?

Traxigor is an archmage with a rather unique morphology, who is encountered during Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus: Traxigor was polymorphed into an otter years ago, and decided he preferred the ...
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Do diseases carry over from polymorph?

I'm curious how polymorph and diseases interact. Say the following scenario. A character of at least level 5 is polymporphed into a Giant Shark and fights an Aboleth. Polymorph states the following: ...
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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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Do you lose your class supernatural abilities when using shapechange?

One of my players is wondering whether you lose the supernatural abilities derived from your class when changing for using shapechange. To me, the answer seemed pretty straightforward since the spell ...
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Polymorph and Subtypes with Supernatural special qualities

Suppose an Aasimar wizard turns 7th level and picks up the Polymorph spell. They turn into a Hound Archon. The Hound Archon has the Archon subtype, which includes supernatural special qualities. Does ...
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What happens if polymorph ends while under disguise self? [duplicate]

Premise: I am under the effects of disguise self to look like a human and I am in fact, an elf. I then cast polymorph on myself to turn into a T-rex and then take enough damage to make me lose ...
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Does unarmed proficiency get downgraded in Pathfinder 2e polymorph spells (animal form etc.)?

Every polymorph spell that grants you special attacks in your battle form notes that you are trained with these attacks. They are also always unarmed attacks. Does your proficiency bonus for these ...
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Can a Barbarian stay in rage while polymorphed? [duplicate]

If a raging Barbarian gets polymorphed into a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a Mammoth or something, to give it more hp, does the rage drop? Polymorph says: The creature is limited in the Actions it can ...
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Can you use a polymorphing creature/object to gain altitude?

If my character is on top of or holding (not necessarily grappling) on to a creature or object when it undergoes a polymorph effect to turn into something much larger like an elephant or a large tree, ...
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Is there a way to make a perfect body double?

Say someone was playing 5e and walking through a forest, and wanted to plan an ambush. Could that player, say they were a Dragonborn wizard, potentially make a "body double" of themselves, ...
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Permanent Polymorph Any Object and levelling up

Suppose a character is under the effect of a Polymorph Any Object spell with a duration of Permanent. When they gain their next level, they gain an ability score increase and apply it to one of the ...
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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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Polymorph, Type, and Vision

The Polymorph spell functions as the Alter Self spell, except where otherwise stated. For example, with Alter Self, it specifically states you do not gain the special vision of the new form. For ...
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Does flying while polymorphed into a flying creature count as flying by magical means for the purposes of blizzards?

Icewind Dale is a nasty place, where blizzards frequently turn the frozen wastes into an untraversable nightmare. One of the rules for blizzards included in Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden makes ...
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Can I use True Polymorph and Awaken to upgrade my familiar?

The idea of using Polymorph to get around the limitations on Awaken has been covered before. It has a bunch of issues, having to do with the fact that eventually you'll want to unpolymorph the thing ...
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What is the point of this line in the Hide of the Feral Guardian? [closed]

The Hide of the Feral Guardian, a legendary item from the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, includes the following ability. When you cast the polymorph spell using this armor, you can transform into a ...
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Can a True Polymorphed character gain classes?

Say, my human Wizard permanently True Polymorphs themself into a halfling. That halfling won't have a class, so can it, say, gain Fighter levels? What about creatures that aren't playable races, like ...
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Help! My PCs polymorphed my boss enemy! What do I do?

Our Druid has recently gotten access to the polymorph spell and has started polymorphing the opponents I so lovingly crafted for our (well, mostly my) enjoyment. (So far, he has been turning them into ...
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Are there any official CR 8 beasts that are not dinosaurs, for the purpose of the Polymorph spell?

Although the party wizard has had a wand of polymorph since finding it in a hand-converted U3: The Final Enemy (before the release of Ghosts of Saltmarsh), she has typically used it defensively, ...
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When you learn True Polymorph, do you learn about every creature in existence?

When a wizard learns true polymorph, do they also learn about every creature in existence? Since the spell says the new form can be a creature of any kind you choose, it seems to me that this would ...
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Will a PC's passive ability function while they are polymorphed? [duplicate]

Let's say a Gnome bard polymorphs themselves into a triceratops, then has to make a strength check to bust through a door frame. Would they be able to add jack of all trades to said check? As it is a ...
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If I am concentrating on Spirit Guardians when I am True Polymorphed into a copper piece, can I continue to concentrate to maintain the spell?

When you become an object, do you keep the ability to concentrate on spells?
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If a character takes the (accurate) form of an aboleth, does the character gain their ancestral-genetic memories?

Via the spells true polymorph and shapechange, it is possible for any qualified recipient to gain a very accurate form of an aboleth. (A CR or level of 10+ is required to use true polymorph this way - ...
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Dragon Alternate Form feature vs Draconic Polymorph

I was curious about what the differences are for a True Dragon between using its natural Alternate Form feature vs the Draconic Polymorph spell. The Alternate Form feature (link to Gold Dragon on SRD) ...

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