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Animal Shapes - DnD 5e stats

Animal Shapes

  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Classes: Druid
  • Components: V S
  • Concentration: Yes
  • Duration: Up to 24 hours
  • Level: 8
  • Name: Animal Shapes
  • Range: 30 feet
  • School: Transmutation
  • Target: Any number of willing creatures that you can see within range

Your magic turns others into beasts. Choose any number of willing creatures that you can see within range. You transform each target into the form of a large or smaller beast with a challenge rating of 4 or lower. On subsequent turns, you can use your actions to transform affected creatures into new forms.

The transformation lasts for the duration for each target, or until the target drops to 0 hit points or dies. You can choose a different form for each target. A target's game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the chosen beast, though the target retains its alignment and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. The target assumes the hit points of its new form, and when it reverts to its normal form, it returns to the number of hit point it had before it transformed. If it reverts as a result of dropping to 0 hit points, any excess damage carries over to its normal form. As long as the excess damage doesn't reduce the creature's normal form to 0 hit points, it isn't knocked unconscious. The creature is limited in the actions it can perform by the nature of its new form, and it can't speak or cast spells.

The target's gear melds into the new form. The target can't activate, wield, or otherwise benefit from any of its equipment.

The SendingStone review

Animal Shapes is a powerful spell that allows a Druid to transform up to 10 creatures into any animal they choose, for up to 24 hours. While it may seem like a fun spell to use, it also has great potential for strategic advantages in combat. It allows for a group to take on the abilities and strengths of various animals, giving them unique advantages against different foes. Additionally, it could be used for reconnaissance purposes, with a group of birds or small creatures scouting out a location. However, it does require concentration, so the Druid must be careful not to break their focus or the spell will come to an end. Overall, Animal Shapes is a useful and versatile spell for Druids who want to tap into the power of the animal kingdom.

Animal Shapes is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Animal Shapes Pathfinder edition. Want to use Animal Shapes in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!

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