Arcane Mote

Family: Arcane Familiar

Small elemental, unaligned

Armor Class 10 (natural armor)
Hit Points 2 (1d4)
Speed 0 ft., fly 50 ft. (hover)

10 (+0) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 10 (+0)

Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 7
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Antimagic Susceptibility. The arcane familiar is incapacitated while in the area of an antimagic field. If targeted by dispel magic, the arcane familiar must succeed on a Constitution saving throw against the caster’s spell save DC or fall unconscious for 1 minute.
  • Arcane Orbit. Arcane familiars are immune to all damage while within 50 feet of the creature that summoned them.
  • Arcane Mote. When you cast a spell you can add 1 force damage to the damage roll of that spell for each arcane mote you control.


Arcane Familiars For some powerful practitioners of the arcane arts, it is not enough to simply conjure fae or fiends in the shape of beasts. The most powerful of mages will shape raw arcane energy into the forms they see fit.

These elemental beings are living tools, extensions of the mage that created them and a physical manifestation of their power.

The more powerful a wizard becomes, the more arcane familiars they may conjure. The power of an archmage may be gleaned by the number of shimmering runes that orbit them. Though these familiars can take many forms, a summoner may only control one type at a time. They can, however, cause their familiars to shift forms and realign as any arcane tool they desire.

Arcane motes are the purest expression of the wizard‘s art. These spheres of shimmering arcane energy slowly orbit their summoner like the planets of the cosmos. Whenever their summoner evokes magic intended to destroy, these orbs rush with the spell in a bombardment of arcane energy, enhancing the spell’s potency.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Zargoth’s Tome of Familiars, Copyright 2021, Arcana Games, LLC.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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