Conjure Animals

3rd level Conjuration
Casting Time
1 Action
Range
60 Feet
Duration
Concentration, Up To 1 Hour
Components
V
S
Class
Druid
Ranger

Spell Description

You summon fey spirits that take the form of beasts and appear in unoccupied spaces that you can see within range. Choose one of the following options for what appears:

  • One beast of challenge rating 2 or lower
  • Two beasts of challenge rating 1 or lower
  • Four beasts of challenge rating 1/2 or lower
  • Eight beasts of challenge rating 1/4 or lower

Each beast is also considered fey, and it disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ends.

The summoned creatures are friendly to you and your companions. Roll initiative for the summoned creatures as a group, which has its own turns. They obey any verbal commands that you issue to them (no action required by you). If you don’t issue any commands to them, they defend themselves from hostile creatures, but otherwise take no actions.

The GM has the creatures’ statistics. Sample creatures can be found below.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using certain higher-level spell slots, you choose one of the summoning options above, and more creatures appear: twice as many with a 5th-level slot, three times as many with a 7th-level slot, and four times as many with a 9th-level slot.

Sample Creatures

CR Creature Name
0 Frog, Sea Horse, Baboon, Badger, Bat, Cat, Crab, Deer, Eagle, Giant Fire Beetle, Goat, Hawk, Hyena, Jackal, Lizard, Octopus, Owl, Quipper, Rat, Raven, Scorpion, Spider, Vulture, Weasel
1/8 Blood Hawk, Camel, Flying Snake, Giant Crab, Giant Rat, Giant Weasel, Mastiff, Mule, Poisonous Snake, Pony, Stirge
1/4 Axe Beak, Boar, Constrictor Snake, Draft Horse, Elk, Giant Badger, Giant Bat, Giant Centipede, Giant Frog, Giant Lizard, Giant Owl, Giant Poisonous Snake, Giant Wolf Spider, Panther, Riding Horse, Wolf
1/2 Ape, Black Bear, Crocodile, Giant Goat, Giant Sea Horse, Giant Wasp, Reef Shark, Warhorse
1 Brown Bear, Dire Wolf, Giant Eagle, Giant Hyena, Giant Octopus, Giant Spider, Giant Toad, Giant Vulture, Lion, Tiger
2 Giant Boar, Giant Constrictor Snake, Giant Elk, Hunter Shark, Plesiosaurus, Polar Bear, Rhinoceros, Saber-toothed Tiger

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Is Conjure Animals Good?

Overall Rating: Sky Blue. This means that conjure animals is an amazing spell. If you do not take this spell your character would not be optimized.

Overall Notes: Conjure animals can greatly improve your action economy in a fight by giving you more allies to attack with in a turn. It is also extremely useful as a way to divert damage from party members. If your DM is friendly they may even let you summon an animal that could help you achieve your goal (like a flying creature to get something from up high), although they won’t be obligated to give you the creature you want.