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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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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 ...
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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, pp.207-...
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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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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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