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The Druid
Common Roles Acolyte, adventurer, advisor, bounty hunter, cultist, guide, herbalist, hermit, high priest, priest, spiritualist, nature's guardian
Common Races Humans, Sylvanori, Sith'makar, Egalrin, Half-elves (often Sylvanori-blooded)
Influencial Faiths Gilead, Dana, The Green Word (faith that places Dana and Gilead at its center)
Common Organizations Ygdrassil Union, Wards of the Invisible Path, Temples of: Gilead, Dana
Some IC Hangouts Alexandrian Grid: A10: Temple District, A06: The Soldier's Defense, A06: Lower Alexandrian Gardens District, A06: The Verdant Earth

Main Grid: H02: The Felwood

Wilderness Pointe Grid: W03: Druid Grove, W02: Mictlan

Pathfinder Rules for Druid
Associated Characters Druids

The druidic tradition of Gaea stretches back for eons right through the era of the gods. The great god of destruction, Gunahkar, struck a fell blow against the Tree of Life in an attempt to hasten the end of the world. In the process of doing so he also nearly annihilated the sildanyar of the fae world and he triggered their exodus to the mortal world and entrance into the War of the Gods.

Sensing the great pain of the World Tree, Dana the Earth Mother journeyed to it and bonded with it. She then took seeds and planted them at various places all across the globe. As time passed these seeds gave flower and blossomed into smaller versions of the original extra planar World Tree. The union of these trees and the magic they permeated the world with crossed thousands of miles and ignored culture and physical boundaries. In time it came to be known as the Ygdrassil Union and those who learned to tap into the magic it provided came to be the first druids.

Many modern day Druids are unspoken members of the Union although smaller druidic circles do exist that are more culturally focused.

The Union itself is largely a neutral organization and thus it produces as many benevolent druidic circles as it does tyrannical. Some radical druid groups have been known to take active measures against the continued industrialization efforts of various nations. They speak out against what they believe to be unnatural uses of magic and often prove quite dangerous to the attempts of others to build settlements or to use artifice.

For more on druids and their connection to the divine, see other practitioners of divine magic.


Role: While some druids might keep to the fringe of battle, allowing companions and summoned creatures to fight while they confound foes with the powers of nature, others transform into deadly beasts and savagely wade into combat. Druids worship personifications of elemental forces, natural powers, or nature itself. Typically this means devotion to a nature deity, though druids are just as likely to revere vague spirits, animalistic demigods, or even specific awe-inspiring natural wonders.

Alignment: Any neutral.

Hit Die: d8

Class Skills: Athletics (Str), Craft (Int), Fly (Dex), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (geography) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Spellcraft (Int), Survival (Wis).

Skill Ranks per Level: 4 + Int modifier.

The Druid
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Spells per Day
  0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st +0 +2 +0 +2 Nature bond, nature sense, orisons, wild empathy 3 1
2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 Woodland stride 4 2
3rd +2 +3 +1 +3 Trackless step 4 2 1
4th +3 +4 +1 +4 Resist nature's lure,Wild shape (1/day) 4 3 2
5th +3 +4 +1 +4 4 3 2 1
6th +4 +5 +2 +5 Wild shape (2/day) 4 3 3 2
7th +5 +5 +2 +5 4 4 3 2 1
8th +6/+1 +6 +2 +6 Wild shape (3/day) 4 4 3 3 2
9th +6/+1 +6 +3 +6 Venom immunity 4 4 4 3 2 1
10th +7/+2 +7 +3 +7 Wild shape (4/day) 4 4 4 3 3 2
11th +8/+3 +7 +3 +7 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
12th +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 Wild shape (5/day) 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
13th +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 A thousand faces 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
14th +10/+5 +9 +4 +9 Wild shape (6/day) 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
15th +11/+6/+1 +9 +5 +9 Timeless body 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
16th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 Wild shape (7/day) 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
17th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
18th +13/+8/+3 +11 +6 +11 Wild shape (8/day) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
19th +14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +11 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
20th +15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +12 Wild shape (at will) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Class Features

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Druids are proficient with the following weapons: club, dagger, dart, quarterstaff, scimitar, scythe, sickle, shortspear, sling, and spear. They are also proficient with all natural attacks (claw, bite, and so forth) of any form they assume with wild shape (see below).

Druids are proficient with light and medium armor but are prohibited from wearing metal armor; thus, they may wear only padded, leather, or hide armor. A druid may also wear wooden armor that has been altered by the ironwood spell so that it functions as though it were steel. Druids are proficient with shields (except tower shields) but must use only those crafted from wood.

A druid who wears prohibited armor or uses a prohibited shield is unable to cast druid spells or use any of her supernatural or spell-like class abilities while doing so and for 24 hours thereafter.

Spells: A druid casts divine spells which are drawn from the druid spell list presented in Spell Lists. Her alignment may restrict her from casting certain spells opposed to her moral or ethical beliefs; see Chaotic, Evil, Good, and Lawful Spells. A druid must choose and prepare her spells in advance.

To prepare or cast a spell, the druid must have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a druid's spell is 10 + the spell level + the druid's Wisdom modifier.

Like other spellcasters, a druid can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Her base daily spell allotment is given on Table: Druid. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Wisdom score (see Table: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Spells).

A druid must spend 1 hour each day in a trance-like meditation on the mysteries of nature to regain her daily allotment of spells. A druid may prepare and cast any spell on the druid spell list, provided that she can cast spells of that level, but she must choose which spells to prepare during her daily meditation.

Spontaneous Casting: A druid can channel stored spell energy into summoning spells that she hasn't prepared ahead of time. She can “lose” a prepared spell in order to cast any summon nature's ally spell of the same level or lower.

Chaotic, Evil, Good, and Lawful Spells: A druid can't cast spells of an alignment opposed to her own or her deity's (if she has one). Spells associated with particular alignments are indicated by the chaos, evil, good, and law descriptors in their spell descriptions.

Orisons: Druids can prepare a number of orisons, or 0-level spells, each day, as noted on Table: Druid under “Spells per Day.” These spells are cast like any other spell, but they are not expended when cast and may be used again.

Bonus Languages: A druid's bonus language options include Sylvan, the language of woodland creatures. This choice is in addition to the bonus languages available to the character because of her race.

A druid also knows Druidic, a secret language known only to druids, which she learns upon becoming a 1st-level druid. Druidic is a free language for a druid; that is, she knows it in addition to her regular allotment of languages and it doesn't take up a language slot. Druids are forbidden to teach this language to nondruids.

Druidic has its own alphabet.

Nature Bond (Ex): At 1st level, a druid forms a bond with nature. This bond can take one of two forms. The first is a close tie to the natural world, granting the druid one of the following cleric domains: Air, Animal, Earth, Fire, Plant, Water, or Weather. When determining the powers and bonus spells granted by this domain, the druid's effective cleric level is equal to her druid level. A druid that selects this option also receives additional domain spell slots, just like a cleric. She must prepare the spell from her domain in this slot and this spell cannot be used to cast a spell spontaneously.

The second option is to form a close bond with an animal companion. A druid may begin play with any of the animals listed in the Animal Companions section of our World Bestiary for available companions, as well as rules and how to acquire them. This animal is a loyal companion that accompanies the druid on her adventures.

Unlike normal animals of its kind, an animal companion's Hit Dice, abilities, skills, and feats advance as the druid advances in level. If a character receives an animal companion from more than one source, her effective druid levels stack for the purposes of determining the statistics and abilities of the companion. Most animal companions increase in size when their druid reaches 4th or 7th level, depending on the companion. If a druid releases her companion from service, she may gain a new one by performing a ceremony requiring 24 uninterrupted hours of prayer in the environment where the new companion typically lives. This ceremony can also replace an animal companion that has perished.

Nature Sense (Ex): A druid gains a +2 bonus on Knowledge (nature) and Survival checks.

Wild Empathy (Ex): A druid can improve the attitude of an animal. This ability functions just like a Diplomacy check made to improve the attitude of a person (see Using Skills). The druid rolls 1d20 and adds her druid level and her Charisma modifier to determine the wild empathy check result. The typical domestic animal has a starting attitude of indifferent, while wild animals are usually unfriendly.

To use wild empathy, the druid and the animal must be within 30 feet of one another under normal conditions. Generally, influencing an animal in this way takes 1 minute but, as with influencing people, it might take more or less time.

A druid can also use this ability to influence a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 1 or 2, but she takes a –4 penalty on the check.

Woodland Stride (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, a druid may move through any sort of undergrowth (such as natural thorns, briars, overgrown areas, and similar terrain) at her normal speed and without taking damage or suffering any other impairment. Thorns, briars, and overgrown areas that have been magically manipulated to impede motion, however, still affect her.

Trackless Step (Ex): Starting at 3rd level, a druid leaves no trail in natural surroundings and cannot be tracked. She may choose to leave a trail if so desired.

Resist Nature's Lure (Ex): Starting at 4th level, a druid gains a +4 bonus on saving throws against the spell-like and supernatural abilities of fey. This bonus also applies to spells and effects that utilize or target plants, such as blight, entangle, spike growth, and warp wood.

Wild Shape (Su): At 4th level, a druid gains the ability to turn herself into any Small or Medium animal and back again once per day. Her options for new forms include all creatures with the animal type. This ability functions like the beast shape I spell, except as noted here. The effect lasts for 1 hour per druid level, or until she changes back. Changing form (to animal or back) is a standard action and doesn't provoke an attack of opportunity. The form chosen must be that of an animal with which the druid is familiar.

A druid loses her ability to speak while in animal form because she is limited to the sounds that a normal, untrained animal can make, but she can communicate normally with other animals of the same general grouping as her new form. (The normal sound a wild parrot makes is a squawk, so changing to this form does not permit speech.)

A druid can use this ability an additional time per day at 6th level and every two levels thereafter, for a total of eight times at 18th level. At 20th level, a druid can use wild shape at will. As a druid gains levels, this ability allows the druid to take on the form of larger and smaller animals, elementals, and plants. Each form expends one daily use of this ability, regardless of the form taken.

At 6th level, a druid can also use wild shape to change into a Large or Tiny animal or a Small elemental. When taking the form of an animal, a druid's wild shape now functions as beast shape II. When taking the form of an elemental, the druid's wild shape functions as elemental body I.

At 8th level, a druid can also use wild shape to change into a Huge or Diminutive animal, a Medium elemental, or a Small or Medium plant creature. When taking the form of animals, a druid's wild shape now functions as beast shape III. When taking the form of an elemental, the druid's wild shape now functions as elemental body II. When taking the form of a plant creature, the druid's wild shape functions as plant shape I.

At 10th level, a druid can also use wild shape to change into a Large elemental or a Large plant creature. When taking the form of an elemental, the druid's wild shape now functions as elemental body III. When taking the form of a plant, the druid's wild shape now functions as plant shape II.

At 12th level, a druid can also use wild shape to change into a Huge elemental or a Huge plant creature. When taking the form of an elemental, the druid's wild shape now functions as elemental body IV. When taking the form of a plant, the druid's wild shape now functions as plant shape III.

Venom Immunity (Ex): At 9th level, a druid gains immunity to all poisons.

A Thousand Faces (Su): At 13th level, a druid gains the ability to change her appearance at will, as if using the alter self spell, but only while in her normal form.

Timeless Body (Ex): After attaining 15th level, a druid no longer takes ability score penalties for aging and cannot be magically aged. Any penalties she may have already incurred, however, remain in place. Bonuses still accrue, and the druid still dies of old age when her time is up.


A druid who ceases to revere nature, changes to a prohibited alignment, or teaches the Druidic language to a nondruid loses all spells and druid abilities (including her animal companion, but not including weapon, armor, and shield proficiencies). She cannot thereafter gain levels as a druid until she atones (see the atonement spell description).


Animal Companions

See World Bestiary

Bonus Spells per Level

The ability that governs bonus spells depends on what type of spellcaster your character is: Intelligence for wizards; Wisdom for clerics, druids, and rangers; and Charisma for bards, paladins, and sorcerers. In addition to having a high ability score, a spellcaster must be of a high enough class level to be able to cast spells of a given spell level. See the individual class description details.

Bonus Spells per Level
Caster Ability Score Modifier 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1 –5 Can't cast spells tied to this ability
2–3 –4 Can't cast spells tied to this ability
4–5 –3 Can't cast spells tied to this ability
6–7 –2 Can't cast spells tied to this ability
8–9 –1 Can't cast spells tied to this ability
10–11 0
12–13 1 1
14–15 2 1 1
16–17 3 1 1 1
18–19 4 1 1 1 1
20–21 5 2 1 1 1 1
22–23 6 2 2 1 1 1 1
24–25 7 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
26–27 8 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
28–29 9 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
30–31 10 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
32–33 11 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1
34–35 12 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1
36–37 13 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2
38–39 14 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2
40–41 15 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2
42–43 16 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2
44–45 17 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

Spell List

Druid Spells
0 Create Water, Detect Magic, Detect Poison, Flare, Guidance, Know Direction, Light, Mending, Purify Food and Drink, Read Magic, Resistance, Stabilize, Virtue, Spark
1 Calm Animals, Charm Animal, Cure Light Wounds, Detect Animals or Plants, Detect Snares and Pits, Endure Elements, Entangle, Faerie Fire, Goodberry, Hide from Animals, Jump, Longstrider, Magic Fang, Magic Stone, Obscuring Mist, Pass without Trace, Produce Flame, Shillelagh, Speak with Animals, Summon Nature's Ally I, Ant Haul, Aspect of the Falcon, Call Animal, Cloak of Shade, Detect Aberration, Expeditious Excavation, Flare Burst, Keen Senses, Negate Aroma, Stone Fist, Touch of the Sea, Expeditious Excavation, Hydraulic Push, Liberating Command, Alter Winds, Hydraulic Push, Touch of the Sea, Decompose Corpse, Diagnose Disease, Ray of Sickening, Remove Sickness, Restore Corpse, Summon Minor Ally, Marid's Mastery, Strong Wings, Thunderstomp, Touch of Combustion, Wave Shield, Winter Feathers
2 Animal Messenger, Animal Trance, Barkskin, Bear's Endurance, Bull's Strength, Cat's Grace, Chill Metal, Delay Poison, Fire Trap, Flame Blade, Flaming Sphere, Fog Cloud, Gust of Wind, Heat Metal, Hold Animal, Owl's Wisdom, Reduce Animal, Resist Energy, Lesser Restoration, Soften Earth and Stone, Spider Climb, Summon Nature's Ally II, Summon Swarm, Tree Shape, Warp Wood, Wood Shape, Accelerate Poison, Aspect of the Bear, Burning Gaze, Eagle Eye, Feast of Ashes, Glide, Pox Pustules, Scent Trail, Share Language, Slipstream, Stone Call, Unshakable Chill, Campfire Wall, Elemental Speech, Lockjaw, Frigid Touch, Pernicious Poison, Tar Ball, Unshakable Chill, Wartrain Mount, Web Shelter, Certain Grip, Steal Breath, Gusting Sphere, Recentering Drone
3 Call Lightning, Contagion, Cure Moderate Wounds, Daylight, Diminish Plants, Dominate Animal, Greater Magic Fang, Meld into Stone, Neutralize Poison, Plant Growth, Poison, Protection from Energy, Quench, Remove Disease, Sleet Storm, Snare, Speak with Plants, Spike Growth, Stone Shape, Summon Nature's Ally III, Water Breathing, Wind Wall, Aqueous Orb, Cloak of Winds, Cup of Dust, Hide Campsite, Lily Pad Stride, Nature's Exile, Shifting Sand, Hydraulic Torrent, Ash Storm, Badger's Ferocity, Burrow, Burst of Nettles, Fungal Infestation, Mad Monkeys, Rain of Frogs, Spit Venom, Vermin Shape I, Accept Affliction, Blood Scent, Firestream, Raging Rubble, Resinous Skin, Greater Thunderstomp
4 Air Walk, Antiplant Shell, Blight, Command Plants, Control Water, Cure Serious Wounds, Dispel Magic, Flame Strike, Freedom of Movement, Giant Vermin, Ice Storm, Reincarnate (modified), Repel Vermin, Rusting Grasp, Scrying, Spike Stones, Summon Nature's Ally IV, Aspect of the Stag, Ball Lightning, Geyser, Grove of Respite, Life Bubble,

River of Wind, True Form, Bloody Claws, Moonstruck, Strong Jaw, Thorn Body, Arboreal Hammer Cape of Wasps, Echolocation, Plague Carrier, Ride the Waves, Vermin Shape II, Volcanic Storm, Absorbing Inhalation, Earth Glide, greater flaming sphere

5 Animal Growth, Atonement, Awaken, Baleful Polymorph, Call Lightning Storm, Commune with Nature, Control Winds, Cure Critical Wounds, Death Ward, Hallow, Insect Plague, Stoneskin, Summon Nature's Ally V, Transmute Mud to Rock, Transmute Rock to Mud, Tree Stride, Unhallow, Wall of Fire, Wall of Thorns, Aspect of the Wolf, Fire Snake, Raise Animal Companion, Snake Staff, Breath of Life (modified), Rest Eternal, Blessing of the Salamander, Greater Contagion, Fickle Winds, Dispel Balance
6 Antilife Shell, Mass Bear's Endurance, Mass Bull's Strength, Mass Cat's Grace, Mass Cure Light Wounds, Greater Dispel Magic, Find the Path, Fire Seeds, Ironwood, Liveoak, Move Earth, Mass Owl's Wisdom, Repel Wood, Spellstaff, Stone Tell, Summon Nature's Ally VI, Transport via Plants, Wall of Stone, Sirocco, Eagle Aerie, Epidemic, Plague Storm
7 Animate Plants, Changestaff, Control Weather, Creeping Doom, Mass Cure Moderate Wounds, Fire Storm, Heal, Greater Scrying, Summon Nature's Ally VII, Sunbeam, Transmute Metal to Wood, True Seeing, Wind Walk, Rampart, Vortex, Lunar Veil, Scouring Winds
8 Animal Shapes, Control Plants, Mass Cure Serious Wounds, Earthquake, Finger of Death, Repel Metal or Stone, Reverse Gravity, Summon Nature's Ally VIII, Sunburst, Whirlwind, Word of Recall, Seamantle, Stormbolts, Euphoric Tranquility, Wall of Lava, Blood Mist
9 Antipathy, Mass Cure Critical Wounds, Elemental Swarm, Foresight, Regenerate, Shambler, Shapechange, Storm of Vengeance, Summon Nature's Ally IX, Sympathy, Clashing Rocks, Tsunami, Winds of Vengeance, World Wave, Polar Midnight

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