Q: Dear Sage,
Does the duration of the druid’s wild shape class feature (1 hour/level) apply to each form separately, or to the entire ability as a whole?
A: It applies to each form separately. A 6th-level druid could take the form of a wolf for up to 6 hours, then later in the day take the form of a badger for up to 6 hours. She could even take the same form more than once in the day, though each use counts as one of her daily limit.
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