By touching a non-hostile beast, either already friendly or rendered docile through the use of other magic, the spell created a link that lasted for up to 10 minutes, as long as the caster kept concentrating and the beast remained within line of sight. A connected animal could understand basic telepathic messages and commands, and could send basic emotions back. The affected creature was also more competent at protecting the caster. The spell did not work on particularly intelligent animals.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, Robert J. Schwalb, Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins, Matt Sernett (November 2017). Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 147–148, 150. ISBN 978-0-7869-6612-7.
- ↑ Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 233. ISBN 978-0786965786.