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Speak with Animals - DnD 5e stats

Speak with Animals

  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Classes: Bard, Druid, Ranger
  • Components: V S
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Level: 1
  • Name: Speak with Animals
  • Range: Self
  • Ritual: Yes
  • School: Divination
  • Target: Self

You gain the ability to comprehend and verbally communicate with beasts for the duration. The knowledge and awareness of many beasts is limited by their intelligence, but at minimum, beasts can give you information about nearby locations and monsters, including whatever they can perceive or have perceived within the past day. You might be able to persuade a beast to perform a small favor for you, at the DM's discretion.

The SendingStone review

Speak with Animals is a first-level spell available to Bards, Druids, and Rangers. It allows the caster to communicate with animals for a duration of ten minutes. This spell can be cast quickly with only verbal and somatic components, and it is also available as a ritual. The range of the spell is self, allowing the caster to be the center of the animal communication.

Some players find Speak with Animals to be a valuable spell, as it can allow them to gather information or build alliances with animals they encounter. Others feel that the 10-minute duration is too short, and the spell does not offer enough benefits to justify using a spell slot or ritual.

Overall, Speak with Animals can be a useful spell in certain situations, such as when dealing with animals that may be hostile or may have important information. However, its usefulness ultimately depends on the campaign and the DM's interpretation of how animals interact with the world.

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

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