Divines the direction of a certain type of animal.

Original D&D[edit | edit source]

The spell first appeared in Supplement 3: Eldritch Wizardry, for the druid.

  • Spell Level 1

The caster learns the direction of (but not the distance to) some type of animal.

AD&D[edit | edit source]

Locate Animals[edit | edit source]

Debuted in the Player's Handbook as a druid spell.

Level: 1 School: Divination
Components: V, S, M (mistletoe)
Range: 0 Casting Time: 1 round
Duration: 1 round/level Saving Throw: None
Area: 2" path 2" long/level

Determines if there is any animal of a particular sort in the direction the caster faces (the caster may turn over the duration of the spell to see a wider swath). If there is an animal of the specified sort within the area, the caster learns this, learns the direction of the creature, and learns how far away the creature is.

DM's Advice: If there is any chance for the animal to be found (ie, someone is not trying to locate a polar bear in the jungle or a mountain lion on the planes), you can use a straight percentile role to see if the animal is present. Common = 50%, Uncommon = 25%, Rare = 10%, Very Rare = 5%.

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