Circle of Moths (5e Subclass)

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Circle of Moths[edit]

Druid Subclass

Druid of the Circle of Moths are often whimsical, not unlike those aligned with fey. These druids seek to fascimilate the qualities of moths in their own magical way, such as by creating restorative cocoons or shrinking down to their size in order to hide.

Expanded Spell List[edit]

Your magical link with moths grants you access to certain spells. At 2nd level, you learn the dancing lights cantrip. At 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th level you gain access to the spells listed for that level in the Circle of Moths Spells table.

Once you gain access to one of these spells, 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.

Spell Level Spells
1st faerie fire, sleep
2nd darkness, moonbeam
3rd blink, spirit guardians
4th banishment, dimension door
5th far step, wall of light


Starting at 2nd level, you gain the ability to form a rejuvenating cocoon to protect yourself from harm. As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to coat yourself in a protective silk cocoon for up to 1 minute. While within your cocoon you gain a number of temporary hit points equal to half your maximum number of hit points and your AC increases by your proficiency modifier. The cocoon disappears after 1 minute or if you run out of temporary hit points, after which you will regain hit points equal to the remaining amount of temporary hit points left and you gain a flying speed equal to your movement speed, or if you already have a flying speed, it increases by 10 feet. This transformation lasts for 1 hour.

Sight in the Dark[edit]

Also at 2nd level, your sight has adapted to the darkness of the night, you can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 120 feet.

Renewing Chrysalis[edit]

Beginning at 6th level you are able to enter an enhanced rest through meditation, you can meditate for 1 minute, at the end of which you gain the benefits of finishing a short rest. You can't meditate in this way again until you finish a long rest.

Moth Form[edit]

At 10th level you're able to shrink down to the size of a moth and increase your cocoons effectiveness. You can shrink down as a bonus action, this transformation lasts until you are incapacitated or until you dismiss it as a bonus action.

While in your Moth Form you gain the following benefits:

  • You are 1 inch in size and are effectively weightless
  • You gain a flying speed equal to your movement speed plus your level
  • Your bonus action can be used to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.

While transformed in your Cocoon form you gain the following benefits:

  • You gain additional temporary hit points equal to your level
  • Your AC bonus increases by an additional +2

Upon exiting your Cocoon while in your Moth Form you gain the following benefits for 1 hour:

  • Your flying speed becomes 60 feet
  • You gain an aura of fluttering moths which deal magical slashing damage to any enemies which come within 5 feet of you, this damage is equal to your Wisdom modifier (minimum of 0 damage)

Lantern's Light[edit]

Once you reach 14th level you learn to use light as a means of magical protection and solace. As a bonus action you can teleport within 30 feet of any light source you can see within 120 feet. While you're within bright light you gain advantage on skills and saving throws which you are proficient with.

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