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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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Can a druid change into a different beast while in wild shape [duplicate]

The question is rather simple, but the answer is not explicitly stated in the rules... Or at least not that I could find. Can a druid just switch shape by expanding a wild shape use while transformed? ...
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What happens when a druid is wild shaped and then is petrified?

If a druid is wild shaped into an animal when they are hit by an effect that imposes the petrified condition, are they: A. A petrified version of the animal they turned into. B. A petrified version of ...
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What happens if a druid is wild shaped as an Earth elemental and gets turned into stone?

In a D&D 5th edition game I'm running the PCs fought against Gorgons. The druid was wild shaped into an earth elemental (moon druid). The druid got turned to stone by failing two saves in a row to ...
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Can I use an instant bridge as an improvised weapon?

Assuming 40+ strength with shikigami manipulation, could one use an instant bridge as an improvised weapon? Penalties are fine. I've built a goliath druid / hinyasi brawler, so I do have a secondary ...
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Is a beast with the Change Shape feature of a metallic dragon a valid form for the purposes of the Druid's Wild Shape feature? [duplicate]

The Change Shape feature of an adult gold dragon reads as follows: Change Shape. The dragon magically polymorphs into a humanoid or beast that has a challenge rating no higher than its own, or back ...
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Communicate with Conjured Animals in Wild Shape

Can a Circle of the Moon Druid in Wild Shape issue commands to creatures summoned with Conjure Animals? The accepted answer to this question: Communicating with Conjured Creatures suggests that the ...
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Can extended spell be used on the druid's wild shape to make it last longer? [duplicate]

A player has a druid with the metamagic adept feat and wondered if he could use the extended spell on his "wild shape" class feature.
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Using Absorb Elements after coming out of wildshape due to reaching 0 HP [duplicate]

Let's say we have a druid without the Beast Spells feature. They take enough elemental damage to reach zero HP, thus reverting them from Wild Shape. They are already in their original form, so they ...
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Does a Druid's Wild Shape allow extra attacks from Barbarians Beast Totem Rage Power?

The Barbarian's Rage Power Lesser Beast Totem adds two claw attacks: While raging, the barbarian gains two claw attacks. These attacks are considered primary attacks and are made at the barbarian’s ...
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Do the benefits of the Dwarven Fortitude feat carry over when you wild shape?

I got into a discussion recently about a druid using Dwarven Fortitude to spend the hit dice of their wild shape form, and someone suggested that it couldn't be done because you lose access to Dwarven ...
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How do you determine a druid's eligibility to use Elven Accuracy's reroll while in Wild Shape (assuming they do have advantage)?

Consider a druid who has the Elven Accuracy racial feat (available to Elves and Half-Elves). Among other things, this feat says: Whenever you have advantage on an attack roll using Dexterity, ...
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What determines if a Wild Shaped Druid/Rogue can use a finesse weapon to gain Sneak Attack?

A Druid/Rogue multiclass gains access to Wild Shape and Sneak Attack. While Wild Shaped, a character gets access to most features it has normally. Sneak Attack is one of those features. I am aware ...
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If a Wild Shaped Druid takes extreme damage due to the Fire Elemental’s Water Susceptibility trait, does the damage carry over to their normal form?

I had a situation come up in my game tonight where a gunslinger opponent used powerful shot to push the druid, who was wild shaped into a fire elemental, off a ship into the ocean. The fire elemental ...
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What happens when taking damage during Wild Shape and trying to use the Absorb Elements spell?

The Wild Shape feature includes the following: [...] if you revert as a result of dropping to 0 hit points, any excess damage carries over to your normal form. [...] Meanwhile, the absorb elements ...
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Does the Tough feat's hit point bonus apply to a Druid's wild shapes? [duplicate]

A Druid in Wild Shape takes on all the wild shape creature's physical ability scores, and those creatures have a number of listed Hit Dice, so does the Druid get to add the additional 2 hp per hit ...
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Can a Druid wildshape into a Bestial Spirit form, and if they can, what are the mechanical effects of doing so for the Spirit's stat block?

Summon Beast (Summon Bestial Spirit, freely available UA version of the spell) Note that I'm linking to the UA because it is freely available and the content for this spell is almost identical to its ...
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Can a druid in Wild Shape use the Medicine skill to stabilize a dying creature?

The PHB description of the Medicine skill is paltry. Wild Shape doesn't seem to cover skills like Medicine, though it does say you retain skill proficiencies. Can a druid in Wild Shape use the ...
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How can someone steal from a Wild Shaped druid?

As stated in the Wild Shape druid feature (emphasis mine): You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. As far as I know, this ...
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What happens to magical tattoos when a druid uses wild shape?

Wild shape states that: You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Since magical tattoos (from XGtE and TCoE) are not '...
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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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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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Can a target escape a Wild Shaped Portable Hole/Bag of Holding

Inspired by this question here: Can you use Wild Shape to meld a Bag of Holding into your Wild Shape form while creatures are inside the Bag of Holding? Portable holes state that you can use a ...
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Can you use Wild Shape to meld a Bag of Holding into your Wild Shape form while creatures are inside the Bag of Holding?

My players are planning a heist. Two of the players each have a Necklace of Adaptation and do not need to breathe. They want to go inside a bag of holding (which is allowed from what I know), then ...
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Can a Wildshaped Druid trigger Dive Attack twice in a turn?

So I have a lizardfolk moon druid and I was curious about the interaction between his bonus action Hungry Jaws ability and the Dive Attack ability of the Quetzalcoatlus. "Dive Attack. If the ...
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Is a Wild Shaped druid effectively immune to the Detect Thoughts spell?

For standard usage of the Detect Thoughts spell, "If the creature you choose has an Intelligence of 3 or lower or doesn't speak any language, the creature is unaffected" (PHB, pg 231). ...
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If wild shape ends by falling to 0 hp, does the druid lose concentration? [duplicate]

A druid that is wild shaped reverts "when" they drop to 0 hit points. Does that mean other effects that occur when a creature drops to 0 hit points also occur (though possibly in any order ...
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Ice Troll (RotFM) Cold Aura vs. Wild Shape Fire Elemental

In Rime of the Frost Maiden, the Ice Troll has the following ability: While it's alive, the troll generates an aura of bitter cold that fills the area within 10 feet of it. At the start of the troll'...
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Applying templates to lion shaman Wildshape

I have a level 11 Lion Shaman druid. I like to wildshape into lion forms for obvious reasons... he’s into lions. So for lion shamans, my level 11 guy can shape into lions like a level 13 druid. I ...
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Can a Druid in Wild Shape cast the spells learned from the feats Telepathic and Telekinetic?

The spells that come with feats Telepathic and Telekinetic can be cast with no verbal, somatic, or material component requirement. Would this mean that a wild shaped druid could cast these spells ...
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Are the natural weapon attacks of a druid in Wild Shape magical?

The description for the druid's Wild Shape feature declares that the transformation is magical: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have ...
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Can you Wild Shape into a beast with the half-dragon template?

In D&D 5e, Half-Dragon is a template (MM, 180) that can be applied to any beast, humanoid, or giant. When I applied the Red Dragon Wyrmling's dragon breath - which deals 7d6 fire damage in a cone -...
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Can beasts use the Charge feature twice with Extra Attack?

Now that sidekicks can learn extra attack (Tasha's Warrior Sidekick class) I was wondering how this works. For example if an elk charges 20ft and attacks and gets the charge bonus, can they now use ...
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After Tiny Hut has been cast, does the dome disappear when a large creature appears in it?

Our wizard casts Tiny Hut: Nine creatures of Medium size or smaller can fit inside the dome with you. The spell fails if its area includes a larger creature or more than nine creatures. My druid is ...
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Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape

I'm trying to understand how wild shape interacts with the temp hit points provided by eldritch cannon's protector feature. Here is the scenario: Artificer puts out eldritch cannon and gives temp hit ...
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Can a druid use Wild Shape in mid-air to survive being dropped?

Our group is all relatively new to D&D. Let's say that an aarakocra picks up a dragonborn druid, and carries her up to an altitude of 125 feet. It would take her ~2.5 seconds to hit the ground ...
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Can a wild shaped druid reply to Message?

The wizard casts Message and targets my druid that's currently a wolf. Wild Shape mentions: You can’t cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands is limited to the ...
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Using Wild Shape to hide (as a parasite)

A question came up in a game recently. Can a Druid use Wild Shape to transform into a parasitic animal and thus occupy the same square as the host, as well as smuggle the Druid into some other place? ...
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Do I use my druid's own proficiency bonus for the attacks of their wildshape? [duplicate]

Let's consider this example: A lvl 12 Druid has a +4 proficiency bonus. They proceed to wild shape into an ape, whose attacks have a +5 bonus to attack rolls, easily calculated to be +3 from its ...
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How can a druid keep ahold of an item while using wild shape?

In the interest of making a bouncing ooze (via Cave Druid) that utilizes Leaper's Libation and a level of Black Powder Vaulter to jump around everywhere, I wanted to use an Akitonian Blade (tiny-sized)...
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Are there zoos in Sharn/Eberron and if so what animals would they have?

I'm currently playing a Warforged Druid in an Eberron Campaign, and our characters are currently located in the City of Sharn, and are likely to be stuck there for some time. I've opted to go with the ...
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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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