Hello paleontologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for clicked on the 55th episode of our beasts series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at another one of the need dinosaurs, we’re looking at the fastieth dnd 5e monster.
It is found in the eberron: rising from the last war module which i really dislike because i’m nerfed of that heck out my warforged but whatever i can see why they did. It is considered to be a cr:1/4 (50xp) creature very cool stuff. Now let’s take a quick look at its stats.
The Fastieth is considered to be a medium beast, that is unaligned. As an AC of 14 which makes it have one of the highest AC’s we’ve covered so far. It has 9 hit points calculated by rolling 2d8 unmodified and a speed of 50 feet which is quite impressive. Especially for medium creature.
- Type: Medium Beast, Unaligned
- AC: 14
- HP: 9(2D8)
- Speed: 50ft
Taking a look at its stats you’ll notice his dexterity is off-the-chain coming in at a +4 pretty impressive.
- STR: 12(+1)
- DEX: 18(+4)
- CON: 10(+0)
- INT: 4(-3)
- WIS: 11(+0)
- CHA: 4(-3)
Taking a look at his senses and now not a whole lot to brag about coming in with a passive perception of +10, they also have access to another trait that we haven’t really discussed about yet. So i’m gonna do my best to explain it to you. So the trait is called quickness which is pretty easy to explain they can use the dodge action as bonus action pretty cool stuff.
But what we haven’t talked about is the recharge is followed up by usually two numbers and provides a range usually. So how it works is it’s an ability that they can use once for sure and then at the start of each subsequent round you roll a d6 and based on the results of the d6, it determines whether or not they can use it again if that makes sense.
So how works is you can use the quickness first for sure the first round of combat and if you do that then the subsequent rounds around two at the start of the fastest turn. You roll a d6 and if it’s a five or six it can take advantage of the quickness action or bonus action for that turn as well. So that’s really all there is to it, it’s pretty simple to get the hang of it.
But this is just the first beast that has that mechanic. now taking a look at the fastest actions you’ll see that it only has one and that is a bite attack.
Bite: It is considered to be a melee weapon attack: +6 to hit which is great. Reach of 5 feet, one target, deals 8 piercing damage calculated by rolling 1d8 and adding 4.
Now in terms of flavour text the Fastieth are about human-sizd. Walk on their two hind legs, two-legged saurians with large eyes, brightly colored and patterned scales, and strong legs. Of course they’re most common mounts of the halflings of the Talenta Plains which is setting in the ever on book and they’re bred for speed hence the name.
Al though too small to bear large riders, a fastieth can carry a halfling with light gear easily and at a good pace. Probably these fastieths are also stubborn and creatures. So one with an even temperament is heavily prized. Which might feature into an adventure if you were able to find one of these, you could either keep it for yourself or trade it in for a vast sum of gold or treasure.
They’re also herbivores and are quite cowardly, so they prefer to flee which is pretty cool. They’re not trained for battle but they can deliver deliver a vicious bite if pressed. So once again how i would use it more than likely. I have a party be tasked with either tracking them down or have them track one down find it as an even temperament and then use it as kind of a way to curry favor with a local tribe.
I think than would be very cool and kind of a good way to get them attached to kind like a cute NPC that they have to deliberate between giving up furthering or for making whatever journey they’re on a lot easier or keeping around as kind of a valuable member of the team. I think that’d be kind of interesting maybe a little bit evil but more blooms are important.
That being said! let me know how you would use the Fastieth in your game down beneath in the comment section. Also if you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out down there as well. I hope you all have a great day and as always happy research everyone.