Is a Wild Shaped druid effectively immune to the Detect Thoughts spell?

For standard usage of the Detect Thoughts spell,

"If the creature you choose has an Intelligence of 3 or lower or doesn’t speak any language, the creature is unaffected" (PHB, pg 231).

Additionally one may use the Detect Thoughts spell to detect the presence of creatures they can’t see, however

"You can’t detect a creature with an Intelligence of 3 or lower or one that doesn’t speak any language" (231).

The description for Wild Shape states,

"your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands is limited to the capabilities of your beast form" (67).

Apart from the crow, no non-awakened beast has the ability to speak (the crow specifically has the Mimicry abilty and notably has no languages listed on its stat block).

So it begs the question, can a Wild Shaped druid be affected by the Detect Thoughts spell?

Going one step further, would a druid with the ability to speak telepathically while Wild Shaped be affected any differently by the spell?

Related questions:

  • Does the Detect Thoughts spell work against an Intellect Devourer?
  • In what ways can a druid’s Wild Shape be detected?
  • Can a druid speak while in wild-shape?
  • Can I Wild Shape or Polymorph into an Awakened Beast?

This question was inspired by the Telepathic feat from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything.

Can Detect Thoughts distinguish thoughts between multiple targets?

The situation is quite simple: You cast detect thoughts, and you have two targets within your cone that both fail their will saves. Does the caster immediately know which thought belongs to which target? I haven’t been able to figure it out from the spell description, is there even a RAW interpretation for this?

How can a character be able to Detect Thoughts on multiple people at once?

Since this video came out (timestamped to the important part), I have been puzzling over any spell I could find to understand what’s going on. While I know a DM can invent all they want for NPCs and enemies, I also know that Monty Martin (the DM of that game) finds pleasure in beating his players with enemies that conform to the same parameters that PCs have (thus making a RAW PC as his villain and outplaying the actual PCs). So I am sure that this demonstration of skill from the sallow-eyed man is an actual RAW spell or ability, though I have not been able to find such a trick since that episode first aired.

Does anyone know of a way that a character can be granted "mass detect thoughts"?

Can Encode thoughts be acquired outside of the Dimir Background?

Encode thoughts is only, normally available to characters with the Dimir background.

Is it available to other characters who might get cantrips outside of traditional methods? Like Pact of the Tome or Magical secrets? My intuition is no, because they let you get cantrips off of class spell lists, but this cantrip is not on a class spell list.

Does Telepathy give the ability to detect thoughts?

The Monster Manual 1 states in the Pseudodragon entry (Pg. 210):

Telepathy (Su): Pseudodragons can communicate telepathically with creatures that speak Common or Sylvan, provided they are within 60 feet.

It later in the the passage states (Pg. 211):

A pseudodragon may very rarely seek humanoid companionship. It stalks a candidate silently for days, reading his or her thoughts and judging his or her deeds.

No where in the entry does it say the pseudodragon has the ability to listen to thoughts. So does telepathy automatically give the ability to do this?

What spellcasting ability is used for this version of Detect Thoughts

The Detect Thoughts spell states:

…the creature can use its action on its turn to make an Intelligence check contested by your Intelligence check if it succeeds, the spell ends.

This spell is given to the Githzerai race in MToF pg. 96 at 5th level. It is listed as using Wisdom as the spellcasting ability.

…When you reach 5th level, you can cast the detect thoughts spell once with this trait…Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for these spells…

Does this spell still need the check made by the Githzerai to be Intelligence? I assume it would.

Any thoughts or research on forced updates on apps?

I was wondering the UX impact on forced updates on apps and found little to no research on the subject so far.

There may be crucial information that needs to be accessed in certain cases but an abrupt forced update may block the users from accessing that information especially in no wifi areas.

I’m working on a travel app that contains ticket information and I’m afraid that this issue might severely damage the user experience in such occasions so I’m looking for anything to back me up here.

Is there any data/research on how often do apps from different domains release forced updates and what are their impacts etc. and what are your thoughts about this subject?