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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 to describe Symbiotic entity wildshape from the spore druid? [closed]

The spores druid have a new type of wild shape the symbiotic entity. In the rules is stated: At 2nd level, you gain the ability to channel magic into your spores. As an action, you can expend a use ...
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Best wild shape for my Druid

I am planning on making a Druid as part of a 3 person party in an upcoming game, the other two people are a life based cleric as our tank/healer, and a champion fighter as a dual wielder/archer. I am ...
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Does Chill Touch Prevent Druid's Wild Shape from Recovering Hit Points?

Does the Chill Touch cantrip's secondary effect prevent a Druid from regaining hit points via Wild Shape? Chill Touch reads: ... On a hit, the target takes 1d8 necrotic damage, and it can't regain ...
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Can a druid use Wild Shape to get rid of a cursed item?

The relevant part of the description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says: You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Worn ...
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Are you be able to Wild Shape while paralyzed?

Would you be able to use Wild Shape while paralyzed in d&d 3.5?
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Does a Druid in Wild Shape receive the creature's natural attacks?

I had always assumed this was a no-brainer...the text on Wild Shape clearly says the Druid received the beast's "game statistics" which would seem to indicate you receive the natural attacks....
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In what ways can a druid's Wild Shape be detected?

I'm a relative newcomer to D&D 5th Ed. and am playing a druid fond of Wild Shape. I'd like to know in what ways it can be detected by NPCs (or even fellow PCs). It appears that this is a sort of ...
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Being the best animal I can: How to successfully convince NPCs as a wild-shaped druid?

I'm a relatively new player with D&D 5th Ed. and chose to play a druid. I'm still learning quite a bit about how the game mechanics and spells work. In one encounter so far, where I was wild-...
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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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If your wild shaped form has damage resistance and you revert to your normal form, does your normal form take the halved damage?

Let's say we had a druid with the Circle of the Moon archetype. They can use their wild shape feature to turn into an elemental as per their Elemental Wild Shape feature (PHB, p. 69): Elemental Wild ...
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What racial features can a Kalashtar use while wildshaped?

As the title states, I want to know which racial features, if any, of the kalashtar are usable in wildshaped form. The traits are named as follows: Dual Mind, Mental Discipline, Mind Link, Severed ...
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Is it possible to combine Summon Beastial Spirit spell and Wildshape to travel by air?

The Summon Bestial Spirit appeared in Unearthed Arcana 2020 edition Spells and Magic Tattoos. In our campaign we are allowed to use the spells to playtest the material. I was wondering whether she ...
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What happens if a creature with a Bag of Holding is polymorphed/wild-shaped, then is placed inside another Bag of Holding?

If a druid who has a bag of holding uses Wild Shape to become a bug, then the bag of holding merges with their new form (and is not dropped). Then someone puts said bug in another bag of holding, what ...
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How do a changeling's Change Appearance and a druid's Wild Shape interact?

A changeling's Change Appearance states: You also can't appear as a creature of a different size than you, and your basic shape stays the same; if you’re bipedal, you can’t use this trait to become ...
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If a druid Wild Shapes and merges with a telepathic sentient item, will the item's telepathy be suppressed?

Suppose a druid is in possession of a sentient magical item that possesses telepathy. If the druid wild shapes and chooses to merge the item into their form, will the item's telepathy be suppressed? ...
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Does 'Wild' armour work for Alternate Form?

Could a creature that doesn't have Wild Shape, but -does- have Alternate Form (Such as a Dragon) use armour with the "wild" property to be able to use this armour in all their forms? In the question ...
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Can a druid wildshape into a larger form while surrounded?

Let's say a druid is surrounded by enemies. Maybe they're in a 10ft wide corridor with 2 humanoid enemies on either side. Can they still wildshape into a larger creature? If they can, are the ...
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Circle of the Moon druid CR discrepancy for Wild Shape on D&D Beyond

I want to play a druid that can go into Wild Shape, so I'm building him on D&D Beyond. The Wild Shape feature says that at 4th level, I can Wild Shape into a CR 1/2 beast, and at 8th level I can ...
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What would the attack modifier be for an unarmed strike while wildshaped?

I know from a well voted for answer in Is a Wild Shape attack considered an unarmed strike? that it is possible for a druid to make an unarmed strike while wildshaped, just instead of the beast's ...
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Can a druid use a Sending Stone while in Wild Shape?

Can a druid use a sending stone while in Wild Shape? I'm torn on this, as sending stones are a magic item and would greatly enhance communication while scouting ahead.
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Does reduction of maximum hit points stick to the form it is applied to?

Following up on How does Max-HP reduction affect wild-shaped/polymorphed creatures?, which states: Damage taken in animal form doesn't affect your original form's HP unless you're dropped to 0 HP in ...
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Can a multiclassed Dreams druid/Storm Herald barbarian activate their Tundra Storm Aura while in Wild Shape?

In my next campaign, I will be the solo healer, as a Circle of Dreams Druid. I hope that will provide enough Goodberry and other healing skills to keep the party alive. But I really want to fight too....
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Does using an Owl's “Talons” action while Wild Shaped count as taking the Attack action?

First, a reason this might matter would be a multiclassed Druid/Monk using Wild Shape and hoping to use Flurry of Blows, the latter of which states: Immediately after you take the Attack action on ...
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When a druid uses Wild Shape to transform into a beast, how many Hit Dice does it have?

Suppose that, for whatever reason, my mid- to high-level druid is in a party that has decided to take a short rest. Instead of spending a use of their Wild Shape to assume a new form with full hit ...
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How does the druid's Wild Shape feature interact with magic tomes and manuals that increase a character's ability scores?

Certain tomes and manuals increase the ability score of a character that uses them. As these tomes/manuals are, I suppose, 'consumed', can a druid who just entered Wild Shape benefit from such a tome/...
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Can the Shepherd druid's Spirit Totem feature be used in Wild Shape?

The druid's Wild Shape feature says, in part (PHB, p. 66-67): You can't cast spells. [...] You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source, and can use them if the new ...
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Can I move Hunter's Mark to a new target while in Wild Shape?

Following up on: Are the attacks of a Wild Shaped druid considered weapon attacks?, and Can you move the Hunter's Mark spell on the same turn that the affected creature dies? Context My druid/...
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Are the attacks of a Wild Shaped druid considered weapon attacks?

Context My character is a druid 3 / ranger 2. I'm considering taking Hunter's Mark as one of my ranger spells, but I'm not sure whether it would trigger while attacking in Wild Shape. The spell says: ...
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What happens when a druid picks up an object which is a polymorphed creature and then tries to merge it into their Wild Shape?

One of the interesting and useful characteristics of a druid's Wild Shape is that they can merge their equipment into their beast form. The scenario is this: A PC from the party is turned into an ...
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Can you combine Wild Shape and “Bite of the Were-X” Spells?

In our group we had a discussion about whether it's possible to use Wild Shape and simultaneously profit from a "Bite of the Were-X" Spell (Spell Compendium, p. 28/29). The DM (me) did not allow it ...
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Can a druid use an action/attack granted by a spell while in Wild Shape?

Some spells like Investiture of Flame, Investiture of Ice, Investiture of Wind, Investiture of Stone and Dragon's Breath have effects that grant a damaging spell-like action. Is it possible to cast ...
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How does the Giant Toad's grappling Bite attack work?

Suppose a druid wild shapes into a giant toad. The giant toad's statblock states: [...] The toad makes one bite attack against a Medium or smaller target it is grappling. If the attack hits, the ...
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Does a Shifter Druid lose its racial Shifting benefit if its Wildshape is dropped to zero HP?

This is a follow up to my other question: Can a Shifter Druid use its racial Shifting feature in Wildshape?. The answer to that question states that a character which is a Shifter (race) and is also a ...
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How can you learn to wildshape into a Stench Kow?

In search of the elusive Stench Kow... In Volo's Guide to Monsters there is small appendix allocated to "Assorted Beasts", which includes the Cow and variants: Ox, Rothé and Stench Kow (VGtM,...
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Can a Shifter Druid use its racial Shifting feature in Wildshape?

The Shifter race from Eberron Rising from the Last War has the Shifting ability: Once per short rest as a bonus action, you can assume a more bestial appearance. This transformation lasts for 1 ...
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Does the Aspect of the Moon Eldritch Invocation effectively allow for unending Wild Shape?

Let's assume minimum, Moon Druid 4, Pact of the Tome Warlock 3 Wild Shape works by: You can stay in a beast shape for a number of hours equal to half your druid level (rounded down). You then ...
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As a DM, how can I handle my Druid spying on everything with Wild shape as a spider?

I GM Lost Mines of Phandelver. My player's level 2 (soon 3) Druid has discovered that while in Wild Shape in spider form, they are almost impossible to catch, especially since in caves etc. they "fit ...
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Can Crane Style be used while in wild shape?

I got asked this question recently, and RAW nothing seems to be in conflict. Although I have some doubts about the other feats in the chain (Crane Wing & Crane Riposte). So, can Crane Style be ...
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What Rogue class features can be used in Wild Shape?

This is a question about what Rogue class features are available in Wild Shape, for a druid/rogue multi-class character. In the Player's Handbook it states that class features are usable in Wild ...
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Can a druid who is wild shaped into an ape cast spells that only have somatic components (e.g. Thunderclap)?

The question Can a druid use a focus to cast beast spells while in wild shape? is related, but does not deal with "somatic-only" spells; they only say "no" due to lack of access to verbal or material ...
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Can the Circle of the Stars druid use their Starry Form feature in conjunction with their Wild Shape form?

The druid got a new subclass option, the Circle of the Stars, as part of Unearthed Arcana: Subclasses, Part 3. One of its 2nd-level features is Starry Form, part of which says: You gain the ability ...
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Can a multiclassed Lore bard/druid use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level Lore bard/2nd-level druid. Could I use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape? My DM wasn’t sure, so I was wondering if I can.
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Can a multiclassed bard/druid use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level bard/2nd-level druid. Could I still use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape? I looked at the rules; I think technically you can, because all you ...
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What is the AC of a Warforged Druid when Wild Shaped?

When a Warforged Druid uses Wild Shape, how is its Armor Class determined? Will the AC be based on the Warforged's Integrated Protection trait (E:RftLW, p. 36; WGtE, p. 70), or the animal's natural ...
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Can a druid who has pre-cast Alter Self change the appearance of a creature they Wild Shape into?

As title suggests, I'm wondering about the flexibility of alter self. If a druid has alter self active and Wild Shapes into a goat, could they use the change appearance option of alter self to look ...
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Are there any 6-level-spell progression classes with wildshape?

I don't see anything in the plain class descriptions and it's time consuming to go through each archetype to see if I can find what I'm looking for. Are there any classes that gain access to wild ...
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What creatures give bonuses to Medicine rolls/checks?

I am currently using a Druid in a campaign. I want to know what creatures, if any, there are that I can Polymorph or Wild Shape (5e Druid ability allowing druids to transform temporarily into Beasts) ...
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Can the Druid use Wild Shape to move other creatures? [duplicate]

The SRD states the following: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can't willingly end your move in its space. Consider the following situation: A Druid in Medium humanoid form is ...
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Can a Druid Goblin use Nimble Escape while Wild Shaped into a non-agile animal form?

Can a Goblin Druid use its Nimble Escape ability while Wild Shaped? Nimble Escape. You can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of your turns. and, for Wild Shape: You ...
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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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