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Druid Circle - Circle of the Deathbloom


A re-imagining of the Circle of the Deathbloom, the Circle of Life and Death, is now available. If you have 'purchased' Circle of the Deathbloom, the file is available to you now!

You can see the Circle of Life and Death's produt page here: Circle of Life and Death

The Circle of the Deathbloom will likely no longer be updated as I focus on the reimagined version.

Featured on Wizard's Monthly Content Article Series Unearthed Arcana

Other Druid Circles

Circle of the Beast

Circle of the Fountain

Circle of the Land - Additional Circle Spell Terrains

An alignment-neutral Druid Circle based on decay as nature's rebirth with a slight summoning focus.

Updated cover image.

This and any other homebrew I make will always be 100% FREE! The best payment is just you enjoying my content!

I would like to make this subclass as balanced as possible. I would really appreciate feedback and critique!

Change Log

-08.28.16: Expanded Spell List is now Natural Necromancy, with a few spell changes. A few wording clarifications.

-03.02.16: Clarification and a few wording changes, you can use a bonus action to use return to the earth immediately on a minion

-02.12.16: Putrid Inoculation now gives flat poison immunity

-02.10.16: Reduced number of uses for Regrowth to once per short/long rest.
-02.08.16: Added expanded spell list (cloudkill, ray of sickness, revivify, stinking cloud)

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Zach R February 15, 2019 3:02 pm UTC
Would you include the death burst feature on the fungal wild shape or when creating Gas spores. Seems like a really accident prone way to kill an entire city... or would the ones grown from regrowth not have it at least because it says it takes a few days for them to fully grow.
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Natasha Ervin E October 18, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
what is the difference between pdf's when purchased
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Stray C November 12, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Versions, the numbers at the end are the date. In case anyone prefers an older version for whatever reason. There is also a supplement with fungal creatures that can be used with the fungal form feature!
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William M October 11, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
I was looking for something exactly like this as I have a player who is building a Druid and wanted a mushroom focus vs. what was available, so this is amazing! Thanks!
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Melissa M July 04, 2017 12:30 am UTC
I kinda wish that you could either use the level 6 option to heal or as poison. Beyond this I really like it. I think it'd be nice if you mentioned where the spore servant template is in the monster manual because I couldn't find it nor could my dm for the longest time(not knowing of myconids)
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Sanjay M March 26, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
What are the differences between the three versions?
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Christopher L March 26, 2017 8:44 am UTC
So are these AL legal? One of my players is interested in this but since the games we run are at a store doing the AL modules and books they want a legal character that could go to other events like Gencon. I ask because you are actually mentioned on the DnD Wizards website and I would hope they wouldn't put up nonlegal stuff saying "Hey you can totally use this! Well, not in our games since it's illegal for those but whatever!"
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Aron K May 04, 2017 3:30 pm UTC
Homebrew content is not AL legal. There is a site up you can find that list a few sources of what players can use I think its the PHB and your choice of one of the following books:

Volo's guide
Sword coast adventurer's guide
(cannot rmember the name but the princes of the apocalypse bbook with the exception of the aracrokra.)
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James L January 09, 2017 10:06 am UTC
Hey, I've never done D&D before, but I've been looking for a class I would enjoy. However, me being the the one of the group with a overactive imagination, want something that is more complex then the base classes in this game. I've always been a fan of necromancy and druidism in fantasy, but I've never seen a character mesh the 2 schools in such a way that is twisted yet still serving nature in its whole.

This is the closest I've seen, but I always imagined a type of character that does everything for the soul purpose of returning it to the earth, and the eradication of all things that harm the earth. So if need be they would resurrect the dead, or twist tree's into horrible ent/undead abominations to inflict disease or blight upon all things.

So I was wondering if it would be possible to make a character similar to this, but is more Brutal in its abilities, like summoning zombies or skeletons, armoring them with oak/tree bark. Piercing enemies with diseased vines or fungi, or manipulating...See more
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Dan H November 20, 2016 12:01 am UTC
This is honestly one of my favorite ideas for a druid circle ive seen, however i do have a few questions. Regrowth states that plant creatures can be regrown from the corpses of small or larger creatures. Does this include sentient plant creatures, such as myconids and blights?
Also, when you perform a long rest, does the plant creature return to an inanimate state? And in the case of blights and/or myconids, would they lose their sentience?
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Quinton C October 12, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
The "Siphon" feature of Fertilize confuses me. Do you roll the dead creature's hit die for the temporary hit points, or do you gain the max?
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Stray C January 06, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
You roll!
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James O September 18, 2016 2:31 am UTC
Does Fungal Wildshape include the myconids? As they are fungus but are not in the fungi section of the MM.
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Stray C September 22, 2016 1:32 am UTC
Myconids are not included because they are intelligent creatures :)
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Christopher B September 12, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Have you added security to your PDF's? I love the Death Bloom circle concept and I am trying to create an NPC of this circle for my campaign I am building using a whole plant archetype and I am trying to copy text from the PDF for easy entry into Roll20, but it comes out as garbled text when I paste it, like the text is somehow copy/paste protected. None of my other PDF's do this. It's very frustrating because it means I will have to type the text in for the class traits into my Roll20 character sheet. If I use another (non-Adobe) reader it works. Keep up the great work!

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Stray C September 13, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
I haven't added security, I use Homebrewery's template and print to pdf option, so I'm not sure why it's doing that. Here's a plain text version for you though:
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Robert A May 20, 2016 2:26 am UTC
An excellent druid circle with a wonderful flavoring. One of my players is definitely using this character in my campaign and I will give feedback as that goes. I have a few comments, however; would the expanded spell list work better as a circle spell table, or do you not wish for these spells to be always available like the other circle spells are?
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Stray C June 14, 2016 3:44 am UTC
There are a couple of reasons I didn't use a circle spell table. Firstly, I didn't want to 'infringe' upon the Circle of the Land's feature of Circle Spells. Secondly, I wasn't satisfied with many combinations for the spells. Thirdly, I didn't want them to be always prepared like the other circle spells are, I mainly wanted them just to be available for the druid to prepare. Lastly, I didn't want to use a 'feature slot' for the Circle spells when I only wanted to add a handful of spells. I may consider implementing them as Circle Spells.

Thank you so much for your comments :)
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Melissa M July 04, 2017 12:32 am UTC
I agree that having them as circle spells would be better. I think it would give a bit more oomph
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