Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much tuning into the 61st episode of our beast series. Today we have a fantastic beast in store for us today the giant owl 5e monster. Now if you’re familiar with the regular owl you’ll already know that they are arguably the best base-level find familiar options, i mean if you can get access to the tressym i would make an argument that one’s a little bit better in most cases but. If he does looking for something and that use some sweet advantage virtually consequence-free. Else the way you usually go. The giant owl is very similar, incredibly similar as a matter of fact just kind of better in every way. Now let’s take a quick look at his stats here and talk about them a little bit further.
So the giant owl is considered to be a large beast and is considered to be neutral which is interesting. It’s not unaligned this one actually has an alignment and there’s a little bit story behind him as well that i’ll get into in a little bit. An AC of 12, its hit points are 19 which is quite nice calculated by rolling 3d10 and adding a 3, under speed you’ll see a 5 feet of normal movement, but a 60 foot fly speed. Which makes sense because isn’t out.
- Type: Large Beast, Neutral
- AC: 12
- HP: 19(3D10+3)
- Speed: 5ft, fly 60ft
Taking a look at the stats you’ll notice a decent strength quite dexterous, decent constitution, good wisdom and actually quite a decent amount of charisma.
- STR: 13(+1)
- DEX: 15(+2)
- CON: 2(+1)
- INT: 8(-1)
- WIS: 13(+1)
- CHA: 10(+0)
Now look at his skills you’ll see a +5 to perception and +4 to stealth as well. Under senses you’ll see 120 feet of darkvision and a passive perception of 15 which is pretty good. Taking a look at his languages that’s right this is a smart boy, the owl can understand common, elvish and sylvan but it cannot speak them because he’s still an owl right! so he’s very much kind of like the eagles in lord of the rings understand stuff but they don’t really speak on their own.
Al though the eagles in lord of the rings are really weird, i think like technically their demi, i don’t know i always forget, my little sister know she used to tell me what her kids but ummm very cool stuff. If he can’t tell he’s kind of got a whole kind of a wild vibe going on, you know neutral alignment, there’s sylvan and elvish very kind of fey E and that they actually do befriend a fae and sylvan and other creatures and they’re considered to be guardians of the woodland realms. Very cool. But let’s move on to its other traits now.
He gains access to flyby just like the normal owl.
Flyby: As per this flyby trait this giant owl does not provoke the opportunity Attacks whenever it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
Which is really good stuff you would make an argument that if you were to mount this that could possibly extend onto you as well. Because they were the reverse applies, like if you’re on a mountain amount triggers an opportunity attack. The person can chose to target you or the mount.
So i would make an argument that it would probably work in reverse as well although they’ll be up to the DM. The giant owl also gains access to keen hearing and sight.
Keen Hearing and Sight: Being use of this trait the owl monster has an advantage on the wisdom (Perception) checks which rely on the hearing or sight.
Which is quite a few of them as you might imagine. Now let’s take a quick look at its actions here and we will talk about a little longer.
Talons: So the giant owl is capable of a talons attack, it is a Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Deals 8 damage on a success Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) slashing damage more precise .
I love the idea of these guys. Kinda is serving the elves or various other kind of forest dwelling communities and just helping keep the pesky humans way and it might be a good campaign set up for your players to choose like you want to help the struggling nobleman and his township who are basically starving to death because they don’t have enough farmland or do you want to help the elves in the neighbouring forest who don’t want to give up any of their land to the humans out of fear of pollution and chopping down the trees and being disrespectful or do you want to broker a deal between the two.
I think that would be a very cool kind of storyline to play around with and i think the giant owls will play an intricate role in that. Once again they’re relatively intelligent they got a good chunk of wisdom, they’re charismatic and they can understand languages. So it makes sense they they would have some say in what was going on and that’s because they can’t speak those languages, doesn’t mean that the village elder or one of the elves wouldn’t have the capacity to speak with them as well through maybe more magical means
Attributes Of Giant Owl DnD 5E Monster
|Languages||Giant Owl, Understands Common, Elvish, And Sylvan But Can't Speak|
|Roll 0||Talons 1d20 + 3 2d6+1|
|Senses||Darkvision 120 Ft.|
|Skills||Perception +5, Stealth +4|
|Speed||5 ft., fly 60 ft.|
That being said! just an ideas i had! let me know what you think down beneath in the comment section, let me know how you would use the giant owl in your game. That being said i hope you have a great day and as always happy researching.