Raven DnD 5E Monster

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my website and thank you so much choosing into the 25th episode of our beast series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the dnd 5e raven monster which you should be all too familiar with if you’ve ever played curse of straw because they are absolutely everywhere.

Outside of that they’re also a very popular choice amongst those who use the fine familiar spell and i will get into that why that is in a little bit. They have a very particular ability. That being said i love the ravens they’re very foreboding provided great ominous atmosphere that’s why they’re so prevalent in this cursive straw campaign.

In addition to that once again they have some very interesting uses because of one ability in particular. Now without further ado let’s actually take a look at its stats.


So the raven is considered to be a tiny beast which is interesting because they’re actually quite large in reality. They have an AC of 12, one hit point calculated by rolling 1d4 and then subtracting one as it’s modifier. The raven also have two different speeds…walk speed of 10 ft and the flying speed of 50. As you might imagine traditionally the raven does a lot more flying than anything else.

  • Type: Tiny Beast, Unaligned
  • AC: 12
  • HP: 1(1D4-1)
  • SPEED: 10FT, fly 50FT

Looking at its stats there… You do see that it’s not particularly strong, particularly intelligent or even really in that great health. Ultimately the only thing that ravens really good at is dexterity and wisdom slightly.

  • STR: 2(-4)
  • DEX: 14(+2)
  • CON: 8(-1)
  • INT: 2(-4)
  • WIS: 12(+1)
  • CHA: 6(-2)

Now looking at its senses nothing really to brag about just a passive perception of 13 and under its skills it does have a +3 bonus to perception which is how it gets there. Very cool stuff, now the best part of the raven is its mimicry ability.


Mimicry: This raven dnd monster can mimic some simple sounds which it has heard, like a person whispering and also a baby crying, or an animal chittering. Even though a creature which hears some sounds able to tell they are imitations with a successful DC 10 Wisdom ( Insight) check.

Now there’s a lot of interesting implications there and i’ll get to that in a little bit. Before we do though let’s take a quick look at its actions.


The raven can perform a beak attack. This is considered to be a melee weapon attack, +4 to hit which is actually a pretty decent. Range of 5 feet to target one thing and on a hit deals one piercing damage.

Beak: By this beak attack this monster can make a Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage.

Now what are the cooler ways i’ve seen ravens used in the past is used to communicate simple messages from a magic user or druid or darkness various individual to the party and back again. Kind of use it as a sham of a parrot messenger as it were. Which it has led to some pretty interesting results.

Outside of that a huge number of them would be pretty terrifying and or even a simple one used to spook party members would be pretty cool as well. Maybe even in flick the fear condition for a moat around or so around being six seconds is about how long you would take for them to be spooked so. Very interesting stuff there.

Attributes Of Raven DnD 5E Monster

Challenge Rating0
HP1 (1d4-1)
Passive Perception13
SkillsPerception +3
Speed10 ft., fly 50 ft.

That being said let me know how you would use the raven down beneath in the comment section which is how would fold it into your game. That being said if you’ve any other thoughts, questions, ideas, comments, concerns please put it down there as well. I hope you have a great day and as always happy researching my friends.

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