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Questions tagged [wild-shape]

For questions about Wild Shape, the ability of D&D and Pathfinder Druids to turn themselves into a variety of animals. It is a shapeshifting effect that allows Druids to become more in tune with nature, allowing them to do things they normally could not or to become more fearsome in battle.

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How does Wild Shape work for Tiny Druids?

An NPC concept I think could be interesting is an Awakened Weasel Druid, who's taken over from an old humanoid friend as protector of the forest. However, pretty much all the rules (understandably) ...
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If a wildshaped druid somehow got Undead Fortitude, would this prevent them from reverting?

I believe this is completely outside the realms of RAW as I don't know of any way for a PC to gain Undead Fortitude beside homebrew, Undead Fortitude reads: If damage reduces the creature to 0 hit ...
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Is the Crag Cat or the Dire Wolf the mechanically better Wild Shape choice?

Which is the mechanically superior Wild Shape form in terms of survivability and situational benefits: the Crag Cat (SKT pg. 240) or the Dire Wolf (MM pg. 321)? I know the Dire Wolf has better stats ...
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What is the best melee combat wild shape form for tight spaces?

I am playing a 9th level druid and looking for advice on combat forms. Typically I use large forms and focus on vital strike and tail attacks during combat. However this strategy doesn't work when I ...
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Are level 20 Druids essentially unkillable? [duplicate]

So maybe I'm reading this wrong, but my moon druid just hit level 20 and the ability seems completely over the top compared to other classes level 20 feature. Unlimited beast shapes? Am I interpreting ...
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Calculating stats for wild shape form that doubles its proficiency bonus [duplicate]

(Unlike When a druid wild shapes to a beast that has double proficiency with a skill, should the druid's proficiency bonus be doubled with that skill?, this is not asking whether you double the ...
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Can a Wild Shaped Druid Command an Animal Companion?

As a Druid, you can take both the Wild Order (gaining Wild Shape) and the Animal Order (gaining an Animal Companion) via Order Explorer (Druid Feat 2). To be most effective, you would likely wish to ...
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Does the Insignia of Claws magic item work with a druid in Wild Shape?

A friend and I want to know if the insignia of claws magic item (HotDQ, p. 94) will work when he is in his Wild Shape form. He is playing a druid (Circle of the Moon). It does say that it affects ...
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Are there any conflicts with casting Fire Wings while Wild Shaped?

I have the natural spell feat already. I was curious if there were any rules about layering transmutation spells and the wording of said spells interacting with a druid's wild shape ability. Spell in ...
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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 a Druid/Warlock multiclass use Voice of the Chain Master to speak through their familiar while in Wild Shape?

Pact of the Chain Warlocks have access to an invocation called Voice of the Chain Master: Voice of the Chain Master Prerequisite: Pact of the Chain feature You can communicate ...
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What happens to equipment of a Wild Shape form when Wild Shape ends?

When a druid Wild Shapes, we know that equipment either: falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. However, what if a beast shape equips something (say ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shaped as a horse use Horseshoes of Speed?

This would probably work better when the Druid has the option to stay indefinitely in Wild Shape form (usually starting around level 16-18, when a single use of Wild Shape lasts 8-9 hours). In any ...
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Would it be unbalanced to increase a druid's number of uses of Wild Shape based on level?

Wild Shape is the prominent feature of the Druid class, but it allows only two uses until level 20, when Archdruid makes it limitless. This scaling feels quite odd to me and it appears to impact Moon ...
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Can a druid spend two uses of Wild Shape to create a hybrid form of different beasts?

Can a druid take a wild shape form then shape into another for an keep the abilities from the first form? For example, a moon druid wild shapes into a Fiendish Giant Spider (Out of the Abyss p. 97) ...
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When in wolf form using Wild Shape, can you wield a sword in you mouth?

When in wolf form using Wild Shape, can you wield a sword in you mouth? I think it's possible. As long as the sword's not too big it won't weigh down the head, and the strength of a wolf is strong ...
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What happens to creatures on your person when you Wild Shape?

If you choose to have your equipment meld with you and you are carrying a puppy in your backpack does the puppy meld along with your stuff or does it get kicked out? If it melds with you and you ...
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Can a character using a polymorph spell be targeted by Enlarge Person?

After looking over Shifter for a build, I noticed that they use the same class feature (Wild Shape) as a Druid. Wild Shape depends on Beast Shape (among other similar spells), which is a spell of the ...
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What do I roll to maintain concentration while Wild Shaped?

I'm building a level 5 Moon Druid and chose the variant human race - so I decided to take 2 feats: War Caster and Resilient (Con). My goal here is to cast concentration spells and then Wild Shape into ...
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Is the dragon breath from Wild Shape affected by Widen Spell?

The Druid gets the ability to transform into a Dragon Shape at level 12, and the ability to select the Widen Spell feat at level 1. Is the breath weapon from the Dragon Shape affected by the extra ...
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Can you use Bladesong while you’re Wildshaped and Vice-Versa?

Looking over the Bladesinging wizard subclass, I came to realize that the Bladesong feature (SCAG, p. 142) doesn’t list any requirements outside of a Bonus Action. Starting at 2nd level, you can ...
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When a druid reverts to their normal form having wild shaped into a Large beast, can they choose which square they occupy?

When a druid reverts to their normal form they appear where their beast shape was. But if their beast shape was Large and their normal form is Medium, can they choose which of the four squares they ...
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If a druid is targeted by the Command spell while in Wild Shape, whose Wisdom modifier is used?

When a druid is in the Wild Shape form, and the command spell is used on them, do they use the player character's Wisdom modifier or the animal's?
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If I Wild Shape into a Tiny animal, what modifier do I apply to my CMD? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions about this, but I have one specific one. Let's say I am a Medium human and I change into a Tiny animal. The Beast Shape spell says I get a +4 Dex bonus, which I ...
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Can one wildshape to escape from the Hold Person spell?

A person who is subjected to the Hold Person spell, presuming they fail their save, is paralyzed. This means they can only take purely mental actions. Furthermore, the target of Hold Person must be ...
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Druid Wildshape Proficiency [duplicate]

In my next campaign I will be playing Druid. I didn't really understand how skill / saving throw proficiency works while wildshaped and other posts on the internet didn't help. I will try to ...
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LMOP: what beasts live in Neverwinter Wood?

I'm DM'ing for the first time, for a group of first-time players. I chose the LMOP-campaign because it would be the easiest both for them as for me. This week, we had our first session. 3 of the ...
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If the same attack that causes a druid to revert from Wild Shape also reduces their maximum HP, what happens?

I am aware of Jeremy Crawford's ruling that maximum HP reduction applied to a Wild Shape form does not apply to the druid's true form when Wild Shape reverts. However, this doesn't answer the question ...
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Can a Horncaller control a Druid who is using Wild Shape?

In Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica there is an enemy, Horncaller, who has an interesting ability: One with the Worldsoul. The horncaller chooses one beast it can see within 30 feet of it. If the ...
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Would a Ghostwise Halfling Druid be able to use Silent Speech to communicate while in Wild Shape?

A player in the campaign I am preparing to run has asked me if he could play a Ghostwise Halfling from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide so he could mitigate not being able to communicate with the party ...
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Does a Wild Shaped druid with the War Caster feat have advantage on concentration checks?

While planning out the new Druid I'm rolling, I found many discussions on the internet saying that the War Caster feat is useful to take as it helps the druid maintain concentration while using Wild ...
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Can the Shepherd druid's “Faithful Summons” feature be triggered by losing all HP in Wild Shape? [duplicate]

The Circle of the Shepherd druid gets the Faithful Summons feature at 14th level (XGtE, p. 24): If you are reduced to 0 hit points or are incapacitated against your will, you can immediately gain ...
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If a Lizardfolk druid is in Wild Shape, and uses his Hungry Jaws trait, does he use the damage from the beast's bite or the lizardfolk's bite?

Lizardfolk have a feature that gives them natural weapons in the form of their jaws. This bite deals 1d6+Str damage. Hungry Jaws. In battle, you can throw yourself into a vicious feeding frenzy. As ...
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Do flaws still apply to a druid in Wild Shape?

There may be no consensus on this one given the fact that flaws are a variant rule but: Do any flaws you have as a Druid still apply to your wild shaped form? I am aware that feats are situational so ...
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When a druid wild shapes to a beast that has double proficiency with a skill, should the druid's proficiency bonus be doubled with that skill?

When a druid uses its Wild Shape feature: Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma ...
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Does seeing a picture or painting of a beast allow a druid to Wild Shape into it?

What are the limits on "seeing" a beast in order to Wild Shape into it? Would a picture, painting, sculpture, or accurate description of the creature pass as "seeing" the creature?
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How does Wild Shape interact with the Animal Soul feat and the Animal Growth spell? [closed]

The druid in my group took the Animal Soul feat. This brought up using Wild Shape with the animal growth spell. I don't think they work together, by the rules as intended - but if they do work ...
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Can a multiclassed druid/rogue benefit from Expertise while in Wild Shape?

The text concerning changing proficiency bonuses for a druid's Wild Shape feature is as follows: Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, ...
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How do Alternate Natural Attacks work with a Shifter/Kraken Caller Druid?

So I'm working on building Doctor Octopus and looking to add tentacle attacks (without using a cheesy synthesist summoner). A Kraken Caller Druid gets two at 4th level in their natural form (and more ...
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If I Wild Shape into a Giant Elk, can I speak any language I know?

Jeremy Crawford, in a tweet, wrote that a Moon Druid can speak the languages it knows while shaped as an Elemental because the Elemental can speak. The Giant Elk can speak the "Giant Elk" language, ...
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If a Druid sees an animal’s corpse, can they Wild Shape into that animal?

The Druid’s Wild Shape feature says: you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. However, if a Druid sees the creature’s corpse, can they turn into ...
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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 ...
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Can a druid Wild Shape into Sangzor from the Curse of Strahd adventure?

During the module Curse of Strahd, I can encounter the evil Giant Goat Sangzor (p. 160). The goat has special properties: higher CR, resistance to nonmagical weapons & more hit points. Can I Wild ...
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Can a grung druid use their Poisonous Skin trait during Wild Shape?

The Grung player race (from the One Grung Above supplement, released to raise funds for Extra Life) has the Poisonous Skin trait: Any creature that grapples you or otherwise comes into direct ...
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If a centaur druid Wild Shapes into a Giant Elk, do their Charge features stack?

The Centaur player race has a "Charge" feature (GGtR, p. 16): If they move 30 feet, the Centaur can attack against the target with its hooves as a Bonus Action. The Giant Elk beast has a similar "...
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Does True Seeing see through Wild Shape? [duplicate]

Since Wild Shape can't be dispelled, which implies that it's not "inherently magical", can the spell True Seeing allow someone to see through a Wild Shape transformation?
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All I really want are squirrels

The fan-made prestige class scarlet squirrel (see also this question) at level 3 gains the natural ability weresquirrel that, in part, says, "The character can polymorph into any known squirrel form ...
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Can a druid choose the size of its Wild Shape beast form?

As a Loxodon Druid I plan on "hulking out" into an Elephant using Wild Shape. The question came up: If I'm in a small corridor and I Wild Shape into an Elephant, can I choose the size of the ...
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Which animal enhancements can a Simic Hybrid druid maintain while Wild Shaped? [closed]

Which of the animal enhancements can a Simic Hybrid Druid maintain while Wild Shaped? Manta Glide, Nimble Climber, Underwater Adaptation, Grappling Appendages, Carapace, and/or Acid Spit? Does the ...
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Replacing Wild Shape (5e) [closed]

I encountered this problem with one of my players. They wanted to play a druid character. Everything was fitting except that the druid didn't use wild shape, the character had kind of a "This form was ...