2nd Edition Excerpts: PHB - The Druid

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2nd Edition Excerpts: PHB
The Druid

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D&D Team

In today's excerpt for the 2nd Edition Premium Player's Handbook, we wanted to look at the druid. After all, the druid, ranger and paladin have all been added to the latest D&D Next playtest packet. Let's also consider the 2e version of the druid—including their ethos, shapechanging, and duels to gain admission to the upper levels!.

Talk about this excerpt here.


Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter

Cool. I always loved that picture. Good times lol.
I Am A: Neutral Good Human Druid (5th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength-16
Dexterity-13
Constitution-17
Intelligence-15
Wisdom-16
Charisma-14

Alignment:
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Class:
Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.

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