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Druid: Circle of Webs 5E conversion

by argentmantle

Druids of the Circle of Webs are dedicated to the protection and growth of arachnid life in all its forms. Webmasters almost always come from Herath where the nationís forests are full of spiders of all shapes and varieties.

Circle of Webs Features
Druid Level Feature
2 Spiderkin, Circle Spells
6 Webwalker
10 Spiderblood
14 Swarm Form

At 2nd level, you gain the ability to converse with spiders and their ilk. You learn to speak, read, and write Aranea. Spiders and similar animals understand your speech and you gain the ability to understand their noises, motions, and gestures. Most spiders lack the ability to comprehend or communicate sophisticated thoughts. However, a friendly spider could relay what it has seen or heard in the past, things that are hidden nearby, or lead a druid through an area by spinning a strand of web. This ability does not grant an improved relationship with spiders in the wild, just the ability to speak with them.
When a Druid of the Circle of Webs casts certain spells that involve or effect spiders, they are more effective. Infestation and Insect Plague spell damage dice that are 1ís are considered 2ís. When casting the Giant Insect spell, they effect one additional spider (up to 4). When the druid casts Conjure Animals, they summon 1 additional Spider (CR 1/8) when the spell is cast.
Finally, a Druid of the Circle of Webs is limited to the forms they assume with their wildshape ability. These are:

Wildshape Forms
Level Form
2 Spider
4 Giant Wolf Spider or Spider Swarm
8 Giant Spider

Circle of Webs Spell List
Your mystical connection with all things arachnid grants you knowledge of certain spells. At 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th level you gain access to circle spells connected to spiders.

Druid Level Spells
3rd spider climb, web
5th vampiric touch, stinking cloud
7th vitriolic sphere, blight
9th cloudkill, insect plague

Web Walker
Starting at 6th level, moving through nonmagical difficult terrain costs you no extra movement. You can also pass through nonmagical webs without being slowed by them. You have advantage on saving throws against webs that are magically created or manipulated to impede movement, such those created by the web spell.
Additionally, while in contact with a web, a Druid of the Circle of Webs knows the exact location of any other creature in contact with the same web.

At 10th level, a Druid of the Circle of Webs can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.
In addition, the Druid of the Circle of Webs gains immunity to all poisons from spiders and advantage on all Constitution saving throws against poison damage.

Swarm Form
At 14th level, the Druid of the Circle of Webs can assume the form of a swarm of spiders when wildshaping. They gain all of the statistics and abilities of a Swarm of Spiders with a number of hitpoints equal to the druidís level. The swarm gains the following bite attack:
Bite., Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 0 ft., one creature in the swarm's space. Hit: 7 (2d6) piercing damage, or 3 (1d6) piercing damage if the swarm has half of its hit points or fewer. The target must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw, taking 14 (4d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

In addition, if an attack would reduce the druid to 0 or less hit points, as a reaction, they may instinctively assume this form with full hit points if they have any uses of Wildshape remaining. The druid will remain in this form for a number of hours equal to half your druid level (rounded down). You then revert to your normal form. A Druid of the Circle of Webs may use this ability once before requiring a long rest to recharge it.