Circle of Owls

Druids of the Circle of Owls maintain their tradition of spying and gathering knowledge and, occasionally, of permanently silencing those who would misuse knowledge. The Circle of Owls druids draw on the power of their namesakes, moving about the world unnoticed as they see and hear what others try desperately to hide.

Circle Spells

The ever-present eyes and ears of the natural world impart magical knowledge to you. At 2nd level, you learn the message cantrip. At 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th levels, you gain access to the spells listed for those levels in the Circle of Owls Spells table.

Once you gain access to a circle spell, you always have it prepared, and it doesn’t count against the number of spells you can prepare each day. If you gain access to a spell that doesn’t appear on the druid spell list, the spell is nonetheless a druid spell for you.

Circle of Owls Spells
Druid Level Spells
3rd detect thoughts, invisibility
5th nondetection, sending
7th arcane eye, private sanctum
9th modify memory, scrying

Bonus Proficiency

When you choose this circle at 2nd level, you gain proficiency in either Deception or Stealth.

On Silent Wings

Starting at 2nd level, you can magically evade the notice of even those who watch you. You can take the Hide action even when other creatures can see you. If you hide successfully, you remain hidden in this way until the end of your next turn (or sooner, if you choose to stop hiding). You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Wisdom modifier (minimum of once). You regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Owl’s Eyes

At 6th level, you can cast the clairvoyance spell. When you cast the spell in this way, you don’t require components, and the casting time is 1 action. You can choose for the invisible sensor to instead be visible as the image of an owl.

Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Shadow Flight

At 10th level, you can slip partially into shadow for a short time. As an action, you can cast the etherealness spell. When you cast the spell in this way, its duration is concentration, up to 1 minute.

Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

Parliament of Owls

When you reach 14th level, you can disperse your form into a swirling storm of owls. As an action, you can use your Wild Shape to become a swarm of owls, which uses the statistics of a swarm of ravens.

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