|Dr. Johnny Fever|
My question is this...if a Druid already has a template like Half-Fiend/Celestial/Dragon/etc, what parts of their template, if any, continue to function once they wildshape into, say, a dinosaur?
It's been pretty clearly laid out (IMHO) that, per RAW, you cannot W/S into a templated creature (e.g. no Dire-Apes with Advanced template). But what if the base creature already has a template? Does W/S also 'remove' that template in the new form?
If it's 'some-yes/some-no', things can get tricky with some of the more involved templates. A half-dragon Druid that W/S into a dinosaur now has to consider what happens to their:
1. Ability score mods
2. Any elemental resistances/immunities
3. Flight from wings
4. Claws/bite attacks
5. Senses (Darkvision, low light vision, blind sense, etc)
6. Damage resistance
7. Spell Like or Supernatural abilities
...to name just a few things.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!