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    Default A Plant-Race Druid's Wild Shape

    Hey guys,

    With the release of the Advanced Race Guys, our group has been messing with creating new races. Right now I've created a Plant-type race.

    My problem is that I want to play a Druid with this race based around my Wild Shape. However, it turns out that Plants are immune to polymorph. Now I was wondering: would Wild Shape count as an exception on this, seeing as you can only cast it to yourself and it's pretty much vital to being a druid?

    If not, is there a way to get around this immunity?

    What would you allow as a GM?

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    Default Re: A Plant-Race Druid's Wild Shape

    As a DM, I would allow a Plant PC to have immunity to any harmful polymorph affect.
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    Default Re: A Plant-Race Druid's Wild Shape

    Another thread here recently noted that you can voluntarily lower immunities.

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    Default Re: A Plant-Race Druid's Wild Shape

    Not familiar with PF, but in 3.5 Wild Shape is based on Alternate Form, not Polymorph. Given how PF polymorph is broken into a bunch of different spells, it would be extremely bizarre for the concept of polymorph immunity to continue to exist anyway. I'd chalk it up to a copy-paste error.
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    Default Re: A Plant-Race Druid's Wild Shape

    Quote Originally Posted by Urpriest View Post
    Not familiar with PF, but in 3.5 Wild Shape is based on Alternate Form, not Polymorph. Given how PF polymorph is broken into a bunch of different spells, it would be extremely bizarre for the concept of polymorph immunity to continue to exist anyway. I'd chalk it up to a copy-paste error.
    Wild Shape in PF is based on the Beast Shape line of spells, which is a Transmutation (Polymorph) spell. Plants are indeed immune to polymorph in PF.

    Edit: Just to explain why this might be useful, spells like Baleful Polymorph are Transmutation (Polymorph) affects.
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    Default Re: A Plant-Race Druid's Wild Shape

    Is the fact you can voluntarily lower immunities mentioned somewhere in the rulebook? I'd like to give our GM a solid rule, rather than agreeing on something outside of the books.

    And thanks for the replies, it's just weird that they allow you to make a race that's immune to one of the most useful features of one of their core classes. Then again, the race builder allows you to do a lot of weird things.

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