Owlbears are right at home as a Wild Shape option, due to their historical theme and their statistical similarity to beasts with matching CR.
Tag: Unearthed Arcana
Feat Trees’ New Roots in 5e D&D
D&D is reviving "feat trees" from older editions. Learn about what WotC has in testing and how it's being adapted to 5th Edition.
D&D's new Giant Barbarian has massive talent, but it shouldn't be the only one who can do a fastball special.
D&D’s Newest Resource Pool Blends Proficiency Scaling and Arcane Recovery
How many uses can you get out of the Runecrafter wizard's new resource pool, which combines proficiency scaling with Arcane Recovery?
Give Giff Guns
New Giff features are stacked in a way that hides their value, but they're still missing a critical component of their identity. Guns!
D&D is a Combat Game
D&D's new adventure, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, is advertised at 5e's first pacifist adventure. Does D&D work as a non-combat social game?
The Problems with Race Leveling
D&D's 5th Edition race design is trending in a direction with narrative and mechanical issues.
Design Evolution: Bolstering Magic
Let's take a look at the Barbarian Path of Wild Magic's design evolution from the Unearthed Arcana's Magic Reserves feature to the D&D Celebration preview's Bolstering Magic feature to see what kind of tips we can learn.
Animate Objects Fix
Animate Objects is a 5th level spell in D&D 5e that turns objects in your environment into living weapons. Come along as we tackle balance and action economy issues, and deliver a precise rework.
Draconic Bloodline Expanded Spells
Spice up your Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer with these expanded spell lists based on the color dragon you choose!