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 happens when the Tiny Servant and True Polymorph spells effects a single target but end at different times?

I was inspired to ask this question from a post about using a tankard to fight people. Here's the scenario: A tiny object, in this case a Tankard, has been turned into a tiny construct thanks to the ...
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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 ...
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Can you use class features while Polymorphed? [duplicate]

More specifically I'm trying to understand if a Barbarian who has been polymorphed, either willingly or not would be able to rage. However this also applies to things such as Uncanny Dodge, or Evasion,...
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Yochlol [Shapechanger feature] Hit Point cases

Yochlol have a Shapechange feature which reads: Yochlol can use its action to polymorph into a form that resembles a female drow or giant spider, or back into its true form. Its statistics are ...
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Do you still benefit from ASIs when using True Polymorph?

I've seen references to feats being retained when you are transformed via True Polymorph. Are ability score increases (ASIs) also kept? If not, that would seem to make feats a strictly better choice ...
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Can a Gargantuan creature be shoved into a Demiplane using the Polymorph spell and then released into a different plane of existence?

For context, my party is going to face a Gargantuan (20 by 20 ft. or larger) creature with obscene levels of health. The polymorph spell description says, in part: This spell transforms a creature ...
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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 ...
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Action economy and polymorphing into a hydra

The polymorph spell would allow an 7th level character to turn themselves into a hydra with all the benefits that implies. The polymorph spell states: (The spellcaster) gains all extraordinary ...
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Clarification of Alter Self

Alter Self description says: When you cast this spell, you can assume the form of any Small or Medium creature of the humanoid type. If the form you assume has any of the following abilities, ...
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Can polymorph and true polymorph change a PC's race and sex?

Can polymorph and true polymorph alter a PC's race and sex? If a PC can be altered in such a way, can the PC speak and use his or her hands?
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Does increasing size stop the grapple if it has been initiated with Improved Grab?

A Huge reptile bit my Medium character and started a grapple using Improved Grab. My character activated a Polymorph item and transformed into an elefant - which is Huge. Improved Grab says: "...
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How does Phylactery of Change interact with other polymorph effects on the wearer?

The phylactery of change from the Arms and Equipment Guide reads as follows: The wearer of this item can invoke a polymorph self ability with an indefinite duration (or until the phylactery is ...
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When a creature changes form is its melded equipment still burdensome?

My human PC has been forced to assume magically the form of a typical squirrel, and his gear has melded into this new form. Does this melded equipment still have weight? If it does still have weight, ...
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What are the final polymorph rules?

The polymorph self spell and its friends were an ever-changing pile of errata. What was the final word on how polymorph effects work in Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition? I am uninterested in the ...
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If a magical item has an effect that changes how it looks passively after its activated, would polymorph disable that?

So essentially I am trying to understand this is the situation: Kitsune with Fox shape feat has the item Demon Talon equipped to a stump. Let's say both of their hands, so two Demon Talons. If this ...
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If a deva uses its Change Shape ability to turn into a cat, what is its size?

The Deva stat block states: Change Shape. The deva magically polymorphs into a humanoid or beast that has a challenge rating equal to or less than its own, or back into its true form. It reverts to ...
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What happens if you Polymorph Any Object a magic weapon into another form while its magic is suppressed by Dispel Magic?

I'm aware of this question but it hasn't really come to any solid conclusion. Additionally, that question is more concerned about spell stacking in general, and I'm interested in this specific case. ...
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What defines a PC's consciousness of self, memories and knowledge?

I am not sure whether a PC's consciousness, memories and knowledge are related to their personality or their mental stats (in particular, INT and WIS). My doubt comes from a practical situation, that ...
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Can a kitsune get a magical tattoo while in fox shape and use it in fox shape?

A kitsune caster with the feat Fox Shape wants to cast spells in fox shape. The caster's tattoo is a magic item that can be used once per day to cast a spell as if using the feats Silent Spell and ...
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How Does the Healer Feat Interact with Polymorph?

When you are Polymorphed, say into a T-Rex with 13 hit dice, and are healed by someone using the Healer feat you would recover 1d6+17 hit points. After polymorph has worn off, but prior to completing ...
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Does a creature polymorphed into a Giant Ape carry ammunition to make its ranged attacks?

The description of the polymorph spell (BR, p. 266) says: The target's game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of the chosen beast. It retains its alignment ...
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Does the spell Alter Self potentially change the effective hit dice of the caster for the purpose of targeted spells?

In this question about Polymorph and Alter Self, one of the answers claims that using Alter Self might effectively reduce the caster's hit dice to match the form chosen, thus making a higher-HD ...
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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'...
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Shapechanged into an intellect devourer

If I use shapechange and turn into an intellect devourer and then use Body Thief to possess a humanoid, will I be forced out when the spell ends or remain in control of the humanoid?
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How do Polymorph and Find [Greater] Steed interact?

A bard has used magical secrets to select either Find Steed, or Find Greater Steed and has summoned a mount. They then cast Polymorph on themselves and turn themselves into a T-Rex, because they are ...
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Could True Polymorph turn a creature like a shark into a object like a dead dragon turtle's head?

I have a bard that has been true polymorphing into a dragon turtle and attacking coastal towns on a large island (think "Big Island" Hawaii) I am doing this so another member of my party can be true ...
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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, ...
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Polymorphing into a creature that is larger than the room

If a character has the ability to transform into different creatures (using polymorph or wildshape as examples), what would happen if they shift into a creature larger than the space they are in? ...
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Polymorph Question :: Excess Damage (And resistances) [duplicate]

Ok so if I polymorph a Fire Giant into a Baby Chicken and drop it into Lava the Baby Chicken will take 10d10 or 18d10 if I dunk it. When it hits 0 it reverts back to its previous form and takes the ...
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Can multiple casts of True Polymorph stack?

Heavily related to this question, I want to know if multiple castings of True Polymorph would stack if made permanent. Picture this scenario: (Assume a willing target.) Any given character is TP'd ...
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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 ...
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Can Polymorph Any Object turn a human into a Huge Giant with a Permanent duration, with all the benefits of Giant Form II?

Can Polymorph Any Object turn a human into a Huge Giant with a Permanent duration, with all the benefits of Giant Form II? James Jacobs (Paizo Creative Director) says on the Paizo forums in response ...
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Do Permanent Spells Remain after a Polymorph?

I'm playing a wizard and I've cast Permanency on Tongues and Arcane Sight. If I Polymorph myself into a Sun Giant, do those spells remain active? Furthermore, if I cast Haste earlier in the round, ...
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Can a player polymorphed as a hydra grapple a foe with each head?

Player A has improved grapple and polymorphs into a 7 HD hydra. If he takes a full attack action, can he grapple 7 enemies simultaneously? Things to consider: Once grappling, a player threatens no ...
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Can a shapechanger be affected by Polymorph if they are forced to be willing?

Assuming that you can force creatures to be willing, could a werewolf or other shapechanger be subject to Polymorph? What I'm reading of Polymorph, RAW PHB p.266, is: "an unwilling creature must ...
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How does Bestow Curse on a Polymorphed creature work?

Recently we had a player cast a Bestow Curse spell on a Polymorphed enemy in D&D 5e. The question: Does the curse remain on the creature once Polymorph wears off, and/or they revert to their ...
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Are racial ability score adjustments lost when polymorphed?

When you gain a ability score adjustment from a race, when you polymorph do you lose it since you lose abilities that are dependent on your form?
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Do Elves lose sleep immunity when under a polymorph effect?

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic#TOC-Transmutation While under the effects of a polymorph spell, you lose all extraordinary and supernatural abilities that depend on your original form (such as keen ...
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Preventing gear loss while using Change Shape?

Change Shape states the following: Any gear worn or carried by the creature that can’t be worn or carried in its new form instead falls to the ground in its space. If the creature changes size, ...
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What does “Polymorph Any Object” actually do?

So, I'm not entirely sure what this spell actually does. Based on the answer to this question, I would think the generally accepted use of this spell is 'greater polymorph' but with a longer duration ...
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If you cast True Polymorph on matter made with the Creation spell will the creature disappear after the duration of Creation ends?

Cast creation to make vegetables that last a day, then cast true polymorph to make a dwarf from the vegetables, does the Creature disappear after a day? It says that if you use the matter created by ...
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Can a Wild Shaped Druid be copied by Polymorph or Wild Shape

Wild Shape says: Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. You also retain all of ...
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Can an object be transformed into a shapechanger using True Polymorph? [duplicate]

Can an object be transformed into a werebear (a shapechanger) using True Polymorph? Werebears have a particular kind of "shapechanger" ability that allow it to transform into a bear or just half-bear. ...
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How is 'Same or Lower Intelligence' determined for the spell Polymorph Any Object?

In this spell, one of the factors that determines the spell's final duration is "Subject is... Same or lower intelligence." What does that mean? Obviously, if the spell turns the subject into an ...
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Does a character need knowledge of a creature to Polymorph or Wild Shape into it?

Can a character with Wild Shape or casting Form of the Dragon/Monstrous Physique/Elemental Shape/etc. shift into any form (meeting the size requisites) that the player knows of, or do they need ...
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Can an Aegis/Soulknife manifest weapons and armor while in Form of Dragon I?

In the event an Aegis/Soulknife managed to get themselves a fairly long duration Form of Dragon I, from Polymorph Any Object for instance, does it legally follow that said character should be allowed ...
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Can a caster grant class levels to the target form of a True Polymorph?

This is a follow-on to: Does a caster under the effect of a True Polymorph spell retain their class levels? Assume we have a wizard who wants to check out a cave system where he or she can't fit ...
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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 ...
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What happens to a Ghost when the Possessed creature's polymorphed form reaches 0 HP?

Consider the following: The party's resident barbarian, Conan, is targeted by a Ghost's "Possession" ability. He fails the save and is therefore possessed. Possession (Recharge 6): One humanoid ...
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Are there limits to object Sizes when a character uses Metamorphosis?

I intend to use an NPC to make her attack a vessel. The NPC is capable of using Metamorphosis as a multiclass Ardent 7, manifester level 11. My idea was to make her metamorph into a flying creature, ...

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