Urban Druid

While many druids keep to the wilderness, some make their way within settlements, communing with the animals and vermin who live there and speaking for the nature that runs rampant in civilization’s very cradle.

Role: Druids utilize natural magicks to confound their foes while relying on the physical prowess of their animal companions to keep the opponent at bay and distracted. Druids are also versatile enough to become the animals themselves, capable of becoming a destructive force on their own. They can also call on the powers of the elements, or other natural forces to assist their party much akin to a cleric supporting their allies.

Alignment: Any Neutral

Hit Die: 8 hit points per level

The druid's class skills are Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (geography) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Spellcraft (Int), Survival (Wis), and Swim (Str).

Skill Ranks per Level: 4 + Int modifier.

blah blah blah blah bl Spells Per day
Level Base Attack Bonus Maximum hits Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1 +0 1 +2 +0 +2 Nature Bond, Nature sense, Orisons, Wild Empathy 3 1
2 +1 1 +3 +0 +3 Lore Keeper 4 2
3 +2 1 +3 +1 +3 4 2 1
4 +3 1 +4 +1 +4 4 3 2
5 +3 1 +4 +1 +4 4 3 2 1
6 +4 1 +5 +2 +5 4 3 3 2
7 +5 1 +5 +2 +5 4 4 3 2 1
8 +6 2 +6 +2 +6 Wild Shape (1/day) 4 4 3 3 2
9 +6 2 +6 +3 +6 Mental Strength 4 4 4 3 2 1
10 +7 2 +7 +3 +7 4 4 4 3 3 2
11 +8 2 +7 +3 +7 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
12 +9 2 +8 +4 +8 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
13 +9 2 +8 +4 +8 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
14 +10 2 +9 +4 +9 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
15 +11 3 +9 +5 +9 Timeless Body 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
16 +12 3 +10 +5 +10 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
17 +12 3 +10 +5 +10 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
18 +13 3 +11 +6 +11 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
19 +14 3 +11 +6 +11 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
20 +15 3 +12 +6 +12 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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.

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 wooden ones.

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.


A druid casts divine spells, which are drawn from the druid spell list. 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

An urban druid can channel stored spell energy into domain spells that she has not prepared ahead of time. She can “lose” a prepared spell in order to cast any domain 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.


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 non-druids.

Druidic has its own alphabet.

Nature Bond (Ex)

An urban druid may not select an animal companion. Instead, she must choose from the following domains, rather than those usually available to druids

Charm, Community, Knowledge, Nobility, Protection, Repose, Rune, or Weather.

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. 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 able to study each other, which means that they 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.

Lorekeeper (Ex)

At 2nd level, an urban druid adds Diplomacy, Knowledge (history), Knowledge (local), and Knowledge (nobility) skills to her list of class skills. She also receives a +2 bonus on these skill checks.

Resist Temptation (Ex)

At 4th level, an urban druid gains a +2 bonus on saves vs. divinations and enchantments.

Wild Shape (Su)

At 8 th 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 the druid is familiar with. As for sizes you get the base size of the animal not larger or smaller.

her effective druid level for the ability is equal to her druid level – 4. See Druid to determine your actual druid level for wild shape or ask a DM for help

Home brew rule: a druid may select a two forms at the levels that they get another use of wild shape,these forms cannot be changed once selected unless there is conflict with shape sizes and must be from the Approved Animal list

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. (Note: 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 in levels, this ability allows the druid to take on the form of larger and smaller animals, elementals, and plants. Each form expends one daily usage of this ability, regardless of the form taken.

At 6th level, a druid can 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 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 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.

A Thousand Faces (Su)

At 6th 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. She does not gain increased ability scores from this.

Mental Strength (Ex)

At 9th level, an urban druid gains immunity to charm and compulsion effects.

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.

Druid Deities

A druid does not need to select a specific diety however, if you go just off the srd you will run into conflicts regarding the nature of the god even if you are within its alignment, below are the gods that druids may choose to worship. keep in mind worshiping these gods does not grant you access to their domains you still must select from the above domains offered to you as a druid.

Basic Druid beliefs

every druid has a basic belief or philosophy that guides them. below are the gods that deal directly with one aspect (or more) that revolve around nature.

Name AL Domains Subdomains Favored weapon Description
Alaister LG Animal, Community, Good, Law, Plant Longbow God of family, farming, hunting, and trade
Deidre N Air, Animal, Plant, Water, Weather Trident Goddess of nature, the sea, and weather
Eyvra NG Fire, Glory, Good, Healing, Sun Scimitar Goddess of healing, honesty, redemption, and the sun

Other dieties

These are other dieties that a druid can worship

Name AL Domains Subdomains Favored weapon Description Restriction
Avasir LN Earth, Law, Nobility, Protection, Travel Light crossbow God of cities, law, merchants, and wealth Urban Druid only
Cadmus N Destruction, Knowledge, Magic, Protection, Rune Quarterstaff God of magic none
Cerie CG Chaos, Good, Liberation, Luck, Travel Starknife Goddess of dreams, luck, stars, and travelers None
Gavet CG Chaos, Charm, Good, Strength, Travel Rapier God of bravery, ale, freedom, and wine None
Hirai CN Chaos, Destruction, Glory, Strength, War Greatsword God of battle, strength, and weapons None
Kiyoshi LN Healing, Knowledge, Law, Rune, Strength Unarmed combat God of history, knowledge, and self-perfection None
Nemyth NE Charm, Death, Evil, Knowledge, Trickery Short sword God of greed, murder, secrets, and poison Black finger aspect only


Some druids though they recognize the nature-based gods may just have a philosophy rather than devote themselves to a specific god

Green Faith
Unaffiliated Druid


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).

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