OWL Monster DnD 5E

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for clicked on the 21st episode of our beast series. We have a great one in store for us today, in the way that this is arguably one of the most powerful cr0 beasts in the entire game.

At least currently i’m sure there are gonna add more stuff in the future but currently this is a strong front runner. We’re talking about the owl it is just found in the basic rules is in the phb, it is in the dmg probably in the monster manual as well at some point or another.

That being said i love them i think he’s super cool, he’s arguably the best familiar you can take if you’re a wizard. Let’s take a quick look at its stats so we can understand him a little bit better.


He’s considered to be a tiny beast that is unaligned as most beasts are. AC of 11, 1 hit point calculated by rolling a d4 and subtracting one. Has a regular speed of 5ft but a fly speed of 60feet. God damn!

  • Type: Tiny Beast, Unaligned
  • AC: 11
  • HP: 1(1D4-1)
  • Speed: 5ft, fly 60ft

Taking a look at his stats you’ll notice not very strong and not very smart a little bit of dexterity and a little bit of wisdom. Outside of that everything else is just kind of bad.

  • STR: 3(-4)
  • DEX: 13(+1)
  • CON: 8(-1)
  • INT: 2(-4)
  • WIS: 12(+1)
  • CHA: 7(-2)

Looking at his skills though you see a +3 to perception and a +3 to stealth. Checking on his senses now you can see darkvision up to a 120ft oh my goodness. Passive perception of 13. But if he thought that was good.


That’s not all we got some other traits to check out. namely a flyby  which is what the owl is by far the most known for.

Flyby: This Owl 5e does not provoke an opportunity attacks whenever it flies out of an enemy’s reach.

Very good stuff technically telling it’s immune to sentinel as well because it’s not taking they disengage action really funny wording there but technically true. And he also gets keen hearing and sight.

Keen Hearing and Sight: Basically, this dnd 5e owl has an advantage on the wisdom (perception) checks which can rely on hearing or sight. Which you could make an argument is virtually every perception check you could reasonably do.

Not only that but he is capable of an action namely his talon attack.


Talons: By using the talons action the 5e owl can make a Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 slashing damage.

I’m of the opinion not one owl. Under the right circumstances could basically party wipe a group of low-level adventures and i know that sounds crazy but hear me out.

Imagine if there’s one evil it what would have to be night for this to work properly. But 120 feet is pretty substantial. There’s not a whole lot of ways to get it range upto 120 feet and what ways there are, are completely defeated by the idea of cover.

So imagine an owl every turn running up or flying up i guess attacking a party member and then flying away. Once again 60 feet of movement is pretty substantial and in a forested area at night it could take advantage of both cover and it’s insane darkvision.

So i think eventually one owl could wear them down a group of owls perhaps i think it’d be pretty funny. Might do some good and teaching your party some humility if you find there out those lower levels and they’re getting kind of cocky might be a good time to put them in their place by cr0 complete abomination.

Attributes Of Owl DnD 5E

Challenge Rating0
HP1 (1d4-1)
Passive Perception13
Roll 0Talons 1d20 + 3 1
SensesDarkvision 120 Ft.
SkillsPerception +3, Stealth +3
Speed5 ft., fly 60 ft.


That being said! Let me know how you would fold the owl into your games down beneath in the comment section. Also be sure to mention any thoughts, questions, comments, concerns i really do appreciate it. That being said i hope you guys all have a great day and as always happy researching.

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