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Animated Feast

Large construct, unaligned

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 32 (5d10 + 5)
Speed 0 ft., fly 40 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
16 (+3) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 1 (-5) 5 (-3) 1 (-5)

Saving Throws Dex +5
Damage Resistances poison, psychic
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses blindsight 120 ft., passive Perception 7
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Antimagic Susceptibility. The feast is incapacitated while in the area of an antimagic field. If targeted by dispel magic, the feast must succeed on a Constitution saving throw against the caster’s spell save DC or fall unconscious for 1 minute.
  • False Appearance. While the feast remains motionless and isn’t flying, it is indistinguishable from a normal place setting.


  • Multiattack. The animated feast makes three attacks; one with knives, one with forks, and one with plates.
  • Knives. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Forks. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Plates. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) bludgeoning damage.


Glistening plates and cutlery line the long table. A few people begin to enjoy the sumptuous feast when things take an awful turn. Suddenly all the utensils and plates come to life and attack the guests. Knives and forks fly through the air like daggers and several plates smash into the bewildered crowd. Uneaten food is thrown all over the dining room. The construct has turned the tables and begins to attack the guests.

Dinner for the Sinner. This construct was created by a mage who wanted to punish those who indulge in gluttony. Some evildoers use the construct as a trap, sometimes as the centerpiece of a sinister surprise party.

Smashing Success. Once an animated feast is activated, it makes a considerable amount of noise. This construct can devastate an entire manor if left to its own devices.

Constructed Nature. An animated feast doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Monsters of the City Sins and Virtues A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition © 2020 Cawood Publishing. Author: Andrew Cawood