At some point you've looked at the Druid class and thought ... "hmmm ... I wonder ... could you get by and only be in beast form"? Admit it, you've done it. Ok, maybe you haven't. I've been looking at if for an NPC in a game I'm running so I'm digging into the details and plan on putting my notes here.
One note before you read this ... this assumes you're trying to build a druid who, nearly always, will be in beast form.
If you plan on splitting time, what's in here may not apply. This is more directed at folks spending 90%+ time in Beast Form. Seriously, re-read that last sentence. This is a guide about characters that are predominately wild-shaped. I’m sure there are other Druid things out there that are better, but this is directed purely at this one angle.
Before you head down this path, you need to contemplate the drawbacks. There are several.
Talking to your party.