Last Updated: July 5, 2021
I’m still working on my ongoing updates to my DnD 5e coverage in a post-Tasha’s world. Patreon picked the Druid as the next class to receive updated subclass coverage.
No subclasses changed ratings this time. Druid subclasses tend to be fairly consistent in their effectiveness. There are some truly great stand-out options, but there are now subclasses which I believe fall below the pack. I made some minor adjustments to spell list assessments and I expanded my advice in several places to help you build and play your best druid.
Updates are live on both versions of the site.
For Druid of the Moon, why do you say you won’t be able to Wildshape every encounter? You’ll more than likely have 6 wild shapes for the day, each last at least an hour+.
The “adventuring day” guidelines recommend 8-10 encounters per day with 2 short rests. Yes, Wild Shape lasts for hours, but that also assumes that you have the hit points to last through a whole encounter and don’t need to drop out of Wild Shape to cast spells. Personally, I think expecting one Wild Shape per encounter on average is a reasonable expectation, but experiences will vary wildly depending on how your DM paces your games.
It suggests 6-8, specifically Medium encounters; Less if the encounters are more difficult. (Dungeon Master’s Guide p. 84).
Shoot, you’re right. That’s what I get for working from memory.
I’ll make improvements.
I have the Pathfinder 2e character creator app and noticed a few Orders (Fire, Stone and Wave) not covered by the guide, are you planning to update it with those in future?
Yes, I’m planning to add coverage for more options when I can. A lot of new options are added in setting books, adventure paths, etc., and unfortunately it’s difficult for me to keep up. I do this as a hobby, so unfortunately, I don’t get to write as much as I’d like, and that usually means that I’m behind on anything that Paizo publishes.