If you’re here, then you probably want to know how you can cure lycanthropy in DnD 5e?
I used “want” – instead of “curious” for a reason in the previous sentence. Most players don’t care about the cure for lycanthropy – until they really need it that is.
And, I’d wager; you’re probably in that position right now.
Don’t worry. That’s what we’ll find out today. We’ll be taking a look at all the “legit” ways in which you can cure yourself of lycanthropy. And, the not so “legit” ways.
What I mean by the previous sentence is this. There are a few rules by which you can go about curing lycanthropy. While on the other hand, you are also free to create your own method. That’s the beauty of Dungeons & Dragons, you don’t have to stick to the rules always. If you’re all having fun, then it’s not wrong.
Still, let’s clarify what we will be looking at today. Today we will be answering the question of how to cure lycanthropy in DnD 5e. On top of that, we will also be looking at other related questions about lycanthropy – and situations where you can use it to your advantage.
With that said, let’s get into it.
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What is Lycanthropy?
Lycanthropy is a condition which a creature can gain, or is born with. This condition causes the afflicted character to turn in into a werewolf when a full moon is present.
This has the obvious benefits (or the inconveniences, depending on your viewpoint) you may imagine of being a werewolf. Increased capabilities, apex predator hunting skills, keen senses… but you’re basically a giant wolf. And as a giant wolf, you might not be accepted everywhere with open arms. So, most players opt out of the whole werewolf experience; after all, it is rather silly.
But how do you get it you may ask?
Well, there are two ways. The first one is if you are born with it, by your parents being warebeasts themselves. The other way in which you can gain this gift is by being bitten by another warebeast. In this situation, the clock is ticking. You have exactly one month – or till the next full moon, to cure yourself of your affliction.
And the longer you take to cure your affliction, the harder it will become later on.
So, let’s expand on what we previously said.
How to Cure Lycanthropy in DnD 5e
First of all, let’s discuss how you can cure lycanthropy for born lycanthropes. The only way in which you can get rid of your condition as a natural-born lycanthrope is if you make a wish. Though be careful, as this can have unforeseen consequences on the character making that wish.
And to cure lycanthropy that you’ve contacted, you have the following options.
- Make a wish.
- You can use the 3rd level of Remove Curse. As lycanthropy is considered a curse, you can use this spell to remove it. An important note here though. The longer you take to do this, the higher spell level is required. After a month you’ll need a 4th level spell, then after another month a 5th level and so on.
- Belladonna. Some players opt to use this method, although be very careful. You have to get 3 successful rolls for it to be considered effective. If on the other hand you get a natural 1, you transform into a warebeast within a minute.
- Any method which the DM approves. Some DMs see this as an opportunity to send you off on a quest to find a cure. So, in the end. What the DM says, goes.
That basically covers everything there is to know about how to cure lycanthropy. This isn’t a full guide on lycanthropy as that would require its own article. We only covered the cure aspect of it.
But, why should you cure it?
I’m posing this as a question because I want players to think about it. Lots of unexpected things can happen during a campaign in DnD 5e, why not just accept it?
Players usually get hooked on playing only with one style that they are familiar with – but why not explore other options?
At the end of the day, having fun is the most important part.
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