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Druid Leveling Table Edit

Level Proficiency Bonus Features Cantrips Known 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st +2 Druidic, Spellcasting 2 2
2nd +2 Wild Shape, Druid Circle 2 3
3rd +2 2 4 2
4th +2 Wild Shape Improvement, Ability Score Improvement 3 4 3
5th +3 3 4 3 2
6th +3 Druid Circle feature 3 4 3 3
7th +3 3 4 3 3 1
8th +3 Wild Shape Improvement, Ability Score Improvement 3 4 3 3 2
9th +4 3 4 3 3 3 1
10th +4 Druid Circle feature 4 4 3 3 3 2
11th +4 4 4 3 3 3 2 1
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 4 4 3 3 3 2 1
13th +5 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1
14th +5 Druid Circle feature 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1
15th +5 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
17th +6 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1
18th +6 Timeless Body, Beast Spells 4 4 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
20th +6 Archdruid 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1

Basic Features Edit

Hit PointsEdit

  • Hit Dice: 1d8 per druid level
  • Hit Points at 1st Level: 8 + your Constitution modifier 
  • Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d8 (or 5) + your Constitution modifier per druid level after 1st 

ProficienciesEdit

  • Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields made of metal) 
  • Weapons: Clubs, daggers, darts, javelins, maces, quarterstaffs, scimitars, sickles, slings, spears 
  • Tools: Herbalism kit 
  • Saving Throws: Intelligence, Wisdom 
  • Skills: Choose two from Arcana, Animal Handling, Insight, Medicine, Nature, Perception, Religion, and Survival 

EquipmentEdit

  • (a) a wooden shield or (b) any simple weapon 
  • (a) a scimitar or (b) any simple melee weapon 
  • Leather armor, an explorer's pack, and a druidic focus 

Alternatively, you can ignore the equipment given by your class and background, and start with 2d4 x 10 gp.

Druidic Edit

You know Druidic, the secret language of druids. You can speak the language and use it to leave hidden messages. You and others who know this language automatically spot such a message. Others spot the message's presence with a successful DC 15 Wisdom (Perception) check but can't decipher it without magic.

Spellcasting Edit

CantripsEdit

At 1st level, you know two cantrips of your choice from the druid spell list. You learn additional druid cantrips of your choice at higher levels, as shown in the Cantrips Known column of the Druid table.

Preparing and Casting SpellsEdit

The Druid table shows how many spell slots you have to cast your druid spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these druid spells, you must expend a slot of the spell's level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.

You prepare the list of druid spells that are available for you to cast, choosing from the druid spell list. When you do so, choose a number of druid spells equal to your Wisdom modifier + your druid level (minimum of one spell). The spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots.

You can also change your list of prepared spells when you finish a long rest.

Spellcasting AbilityEdit

Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for your druid spells. You use your Wisdom whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Wisdom modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a druid spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.

Spell Save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier

Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier

Ritual CastingEdit

You can cast a druid spell as a ritual if that spell has the ritual tag and you have the spell prepared.

Spellcasting FocusEdit

You can use a druidic focus as a spellcasting focus for your druid spells.

Wild Shape Edit

Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. You can use this feature twice. You regain expended uses when you finish a short or long rest.

Your druid level determines the beasts you can transform into, as shown in the Beast Shapes table.

Level Max CR Limitations Example
2nd 1/4 No flying or swimming speed Wolf
4th 1/2 No flying speed Crocodile
8th 1 Giant eagle

You can stay in a beast shape for a number of hours equal to half your druid level (rounded down). You then revert to your normal form unless you expend another use of this feature. You can revert to your normal form earlier by using a bonus action on your turn. You automatically revert if you fall unconscious, drop to 0 hit points, or die.

While you are transformed, the following rules apply:

  • 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 your skill and saving throw proficiencies, in addition to gaining those of the creature. If the creature has the same proficiency as you and the bonus is higher than yours, use the creature's bonus. If the creature has any legendary or lair actions, you can't use them.
  • When you transform, you assume the beast's hit points and Hit Dice. When you revert to your normal form, you return to the number of hit points you had before you transformed. However, if you revert as a result of dropping to 0 hit points, any extra damage carries over to your normal form. As long as the excess damage doesn't reduce your normal form to 0 hit points, you aren't knocked unconscious.
  • You can't cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands is limited to the capabilities of your beast form. Transforming doesn't break your concentration on a spell you've already cast, however, or prevent you from taking actions that are part of a spell that you've already cast.
  • You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use them if the new form is physically capable of doing so. However, you can't use any of your special senses, such as darkvision, unless your new form also has that sense.
  • You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Worn equipment functions as normal, but the GM decides whether it is practical for the new form to wear a piece of equipment. Your equipment doesn't change to match the new form, and any equipment that the new form can't wear must either fall to the ground or merge with it. Equipment that merges with the form has no effect until you leave the form.

Druid Circle Edit

At 2nd level, you choose to identify with a circle of druids. Your choice grants you features at 2nd level and again at 6th, 10th, and 14th level.

  • Circle of Dreams (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, page 22)
  • Circle of the Land
  • Circle of the Moon (Player's Handbook, page 69)
  • Circle of the Shepherd (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, page 23)
  • Circle of Spores (Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica, page 26)
  • Circle of Twilight (Unearthed Arcana: Druid)

Ability Score Improvement Edit

When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

Timeless Body Edit

Starting at 18th level, for every 10 years that pass, your body ages only 1 year.

Beast Spells Edit

Beginning at 18th level, you can cast many of your druid spells in any shape you assume using Wild Shape. You can perform the somatic and verbal components of a druid spell while in a beast shape, but you aren't able to provide material components.

Archdruid Edit

At 20th level, you can use your Wild Shape an unlimited number of times.

Additionally, you can ignore the verbal and somatic components of your druid spells, as well as any material components that lack a cost and aren't consumed by a spell. You gain this benefit in both your normal shape and your beast shape from Wild Shape.

Circle of the Land Edit

Bonus CantripEdit

When you choose this circle at 2nd level, you learn one additional druid cantrip of your choice.

Natural RecoveryEdit

Starting at 2nd level, during a short rest, you choose expended spell slots to recover. The spell slots can have a combined level that is equal to or less than half your druid level (rounded up), and none of the slots can be 6th level or higher. You can't use this feature again until you finish a long rest.

Circle SpellsEdit

At 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th level you gain access to circle spells connected to the land where you became a druid. Once you gain access to a circle spell, you always have it prepared, and it doesn't count against the number of spells you can prepare each day. If you gain access to a spell that doesn't appear on the druid spell list, the spell is nonetheless a druid spell for you.

ArcticEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Hold Person, Spike Growth
5th Sleet Storm, Slow
7th Freedom of Movement, Ice Storm
9th Commune with Nature, Cone of Cold

CoastEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Mirror Image, Misty Step
5th Water Breathing, Water Walk
7th Control Water, Freedom of Movement
9th Conjure Elemental, Scrying

DesertEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Blur, Silence
5th Create Food and Water, Protection from Energy
7th Blight, Hallucinatory Terrain
9th Insect Plague, Wall of Stone

ForestEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Barkskin, Spider Climb
5th Call Lightning, Plant Growth
7th Divination, Freedom of Movement
9th Commune with Nature, Tree Stride

GrasslandEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Invisibility, Pass without Trace
5th Daylight, Haste
7th Divination, Freedom of Movement
9th Dream, Insect Plague

MountainEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Spider Climb, Spike Growth
5th Lightning Bolt, Meld into Stone
7th Stone Shape, Stoneskin
9th Passwall, Wall of Stone

SwampEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Darkness, Melf's Acid Arrow
5th Water Walk, Stinking Cloud
7th Freedom of Movement, Locate Creature
9th Insect Plague, Scrying

UnderdarkEdit

Druid Level Circle Spells
3rd Spider Climb, Web
5th Gaseous Form, Stinking Cloud
7th Greater Invisibility, Stone Shape
9th Cloudkill, Insect Plague

Land's StrideEdit

Starting at 6th level, moving through nonmagical difficult terrain costs you no extra movement. You can also pass through nonmagical plants without being slowed by them and without taking damage from them if they have thorns, spines, or a similar hazard.

In addition, you have advantage on saving throws against plants that are magically created or manipulated to impede movement, such those created by the entangle spell.

Nature's WardEdit

When you reach 10th level, you can't be charmed or frightened by elementals or fey, and you are immune to poison and disease.

Nature's Sanctuary Edit

When you reach 14th level, when a beast or plant creature attacks you, that creature must make a Wisdom saving throw against your druid spell save DC. On a failed save, the creature must choose a different target, or the attack automatically misses. On a successful save, the creature is immune to this effect for 24 hours. The creature is aware of this effect before it makes its attack against you.