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Commune with Nature - DnD 5e stats

Commune with Nature

  • Casting Time: 1 minute
  • Classes: Druid, Ranger
  • Components: V S
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • Level: 5
  • Name: Commune with Nature
  • Range: Self
  • Ritual: Yes
  • School: Divination
  • Target: Self

You briefly become one with nature and gain knowledge of the surrounding territory. In the outdoors, the spell gives you knowledge of the land within 3 miles of you. In caves and other natural underground settings, the radius is limited to 300 feet. The spell doesn't function where nature has been replaced by construction, such as in dungeons and towns.

You instantly gain knowledge of up to three facts of your choice about any of the following subjects as they relate to the area - terrain and bodies of water; prevalent plants, minerals, animals, or peoples; powerful celestials, fey, fiends, elementals, or undead; influence from other planes of existence; buildings.

For example, you could determine the location of powerful undead in the area, the location of major sources of safe drinking water, and the location of any nearby towns.

The SendingStone review

Commune with Nature is a powerful spell for druids and rangers that allows them to communicate with nature itself. It provides invaluable information about the surrounding flora and fauna, natural landmarks, and general weather conditions. However, some argue that the spell is overpowered and disrupts the balance of the game. The ability to instantly gather information about a large area without the need for a lengthy search or scouting mission can make exploration a breeze. Additionally, the ability to speak with plants and animals can give players a significant advantage in negotiations or even battles. Despite these criticisms, many players and DMs view Commune with Nature as an essential tool for any nature-based character and a fundamental aspect of playing a druid or ranger. The spell's usefulness largely depends on the campaign's setting and the DM's decision on how much information to reveal.

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

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