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Questions tagged [wild-shape]

The ability of D&D and Pathfinder Druids to turn themselves into a variety of animals: a shapeshifting effect to allow Druids to become more in tune with nature, allow them to do things they normally could not or to become more fearsome in battle.

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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 ...
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Can a Druid cast the Flame Blade spell, then use the blade while Wild Shaped?

The Flame Blade spell description says: You evoke a fiery blade in your free hand. The blade is similar in size and shape to a scimitar, and it lasts for the duration. lf you let go of the blade, ...
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If a druid in Wild Shape swallows a creature whole, then turns back to her normal form, what happens?

Our goblin druid posed a question today which made our DM bluescreen: "If I turned into a giant toad, swallowed a Medium-sized creature whole, and then turned back, what happens?" The goblin druid ...
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Can a Longtooth Shifter druid attack with a bonus action in Wild Shape?

The Longtooth Shifter has the following Shifting feature: While shifted, you can use your elongated fangs to make an unarmed strike as a bonus action. (Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, p66) If a ...
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Do your Planar Shepherd and Druid levels stack when determining the size of creature you can Wild Shape into?

The Planar Shepherd class states: Wild Shape (Su): Your druid levels stack with your planar shepherd class levels for the purpose of determining the number of daily uses, the maximum HD and size (...
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When a wildshaped Druid is affected by a Ghost's Horrifying Visage, which form ages?

So this came up in yesterday's game; the Druid, while Wildshaped into a dinosaur, rolled a 1 on his save against a Ghost's Horrifying Visage and then aged 20 years. There was some confusion about ...
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Can a druid choose for some equipment to be worn while other equipment merges or is dropped when they go into Wild Shape?

When a druid goes into Wild Shape, can they choose for some equipment to be worn while other equipment merges or is dropped? For example, if wild shaping into a baboon, could the player decide to ...
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Is this Variant Monstrosity Druid balanced?

In my current campaign, I introduced a crazy scientist that uses mutagens in order to transform into different monsters. It’s really cool and really creepy. One of the characters in the party recently ...
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How do I calculate the damage of a Wild-Shaped Giant Squid with Powerful Shape and Strong Jaw?

What would the damage be for a 10th level druid with Powerful Shape and Strong Jaw active when Wildshaping into a giant squid? Strong Jaw: Each natural attack that creature makes deals damage as ...
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Does Circle of Spores Ignore Shaping Downsides?

The Circle of Spores druid (In Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica) has this feature: At 2nd level, when you use your Wild Shape feature, you can awaken your spores, rather than transforming. When you ...
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Do druid levels stack with Unearthed Arcana ranger variant for wild shape?

I had to make a weird build to get what I needed for my character: The character has levels in both druid and the simple variant ranger that trades some ranger class features for a modified version of ...
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Can a bunch of druids wild-shape into a creature that can swarm, then form a swarm with other wild-shaped druids?

Related to these questions: Can a druid wild shape into a cranium rat and use telepathy? Can a Druid Wild Shape into a Swarm or “Giant”? The Cranium Rat question establishes that the full stat ...
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Can a druid Wild Shape into a Cranium Rat and use Telepathy?

One of the limitations of using Wild Shape is that, in most beast forms, a druid cannot talk, as per the PHB: You can’t cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands ...
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Can a druid wildshaped into a giant spider use the Sharpshooter feat on its web attack?

If a Moon Druid is wildshaped into a Giant Spider, which has a web attack (which is classified by the MM as a ranged weapon attack), can he then use the Sharpshooter feat to gain a +10 to damage since ...
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Does a wildshaped druid retain his/her racial resistances?

A druid's Wild Shape feature specifies the following: • Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, [bla-fu about stuff you retain; resistances are not mentioned] [...] ...
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Can a druid prevent or reduce falling damage when using Wild Shape?

I've been doing research to figure out if a druid using wild shape to shapeshift into a beast that is known to be nimble (in the real-world) would be able to prevent or reduce falling damage. For the ...
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In Wild Shape for druid5/barbarian1, how does unarmored defense work? [duplicate]

Background: My Hill-dwarf character started out as a barbarian. When his clan battled the undead hordes, he barely escaped with his life. He was taken in by a druid, and discovered a higher calling. ...
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Does a PC lycanthrope druid gain a lycanthrope's resistances in humanoid form, and while Wild Shaped?

I am a DM playing through Out of the Abyss and have chosen to use Topsy and Turvy as pre-made characters for my players. I want them to be druids with the desire to control their lycanthropy. They are ...
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Can a Circle of the Shepherd druid in Wild Shape still communicate with beasts using the Speech of the Woods feature?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid has the Speech of the Woods feature (XGtE, p. 23): You learn to speak, read, and write Sylvan. In addition, beasts can understand your speech, and you gain the ...
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Which form(s) does the Shadow's Strength Drain attack affect when cast on a Wild Shaped, Shapechanged, Polymorphed or True Polymorphed character?

The Shadow's Strength Drain attack states: Strength Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) necrotic damage, and the target’s Strength score is reduced by ...
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What values do I recalculate when I Wild Shape?

When I Wild Shape, I take a beast's STR, DEX, and CON scores. I keep my proficiency bonus and my INT, WIS, and CHA scores. I will focus this question on the assumption I'm proficient in Athletics, and ...
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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?
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What feats give maximum melee damage per round for wild-shaped druid? [closed]

Building a level 11 druid. Plan to be in most combat situations while wild-shaped. What feats can I take to maximize melee damage/per turn? Already looking into Eldritch Claws to ensure that the ...
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Would a Ranger’s Favored-Enemy feature apply to a Druid using Wildshape?

If a Ranger has dragons and humanoids chosen as their favored enemies, would they be able to benefit from this feature if tracking a druid (humanoid) while in Wild Shape (beast)?
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druid beast form armour [closed]

I was wondering how I would go about setting up a set of leather, wooden or hide or some other non-metal armour for a druid character where the armour changes shape when in beast form so that it is ...
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Does my Giant Crocodile's grapple benefit from my Druid's expertise? (wild shape) [duplicate]

Put another way, when is a grapple(MM) not a grapple(PHB)? My wild shaped Circle of the Moon druid loves to be a giant crocodile. Big and strong, he can grapple much bigger creatures than our ...
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Is there a counter to a wild-shaped Owl abusing the “fly-by” ability to blind an enemy and get away with no consequences?

One of the interesting parts of the owl is its flyby ability Flyby: The owl doesn't provoke Opportunity Attacks when it flies out of an enemy's reach. With this ability, could a druid wildshape ...
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Does a druid wildshaped into a form with regeneration continue to regenerate at 0 hp?

Say I have wildshaped into a form that has regeneration, and I have not taken any lethal damage, but I have suffered enough non-lethal damage to go to 0 hp. What happens? I revert back to human and ...
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If you finish a short rest while Wild Shaped, do you get both uses of Wild Shape back? [duplicate]

Let's say you're a level 8 druid, so you have 4 hours per use of Wildshape. Now, at 11:00, you expend one use of it to turn yourself into a Raven (or any other beast). From 12:00 to 13:00, you take a ...
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Can a druid wild shaped as a huge earth elemental crush a foe by, stepping, sitting, or jumping on it?

Slam seems to be the only attack an earth elemental can do? Can a druid wild shaped as a huge earth elemental crush a foe by stepping, sitting, or jumping on it?
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Can you use Counterspell/Dispel Magic to prevent a druid from using Wild Shape?

Is it possible to use counterspell or dispel magic to prevent a druid from using Wild Shape or forcibly revert them to their original form?
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Can a Druid/Barbarian multiclass wildshaped into a giant constrictor snake use my Athletics skill in the place of the constrict attack?

Can a Druid/Barbarian multiclass wildshaped into a giant constrictor snake use my Athletics skill in the place of the constrict attack? A barbarian/druid multiclass can have a much better grapple ...
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If PC with Great Weapon Master reduces a polymorphed creature to 0 hp, can they attack again?

The feat Great Weapon Master (PHB, pg. 167) includes the following benefit: On your turn, when you score a critical hit with a melee weapon or reduce a creature to 0 hit points with one, you can ...
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Is a druid a better combatant while in wild shape? [closed]

I've been reading up on playing a druid (never played one before), and I keep finding resources that say that druids are arguably the most powerful class in 5e because of their wild shape ability. ...
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For the sake of Wild Shape, What magical gear could be worn by both a medium humanoid and a large beast? [closed]

The other side of this question: What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from their armor? (Note: the link had Apes as the only answer, but ignore that for the sake of this ...
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What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from their armor?

The description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. [...] You choose ...
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Does Wild Shape count as a spell?

I just started playing a druid, hit level 2 and chose Circle of the Moon. This gives me the ability to use Wild Shape as a bonus action. A situation came up where I wanted to cast a spell, and then ...
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Are there any beasts with an always-available bonus action?

I'm currently playing a level 5 moon druid (PHB, p. 69), and I really like the call lightning spell. Unfortunately, it requires you to use your action repeatedly. Now, I'm looking for a beast that I ...