Small fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 78 (12d6 + 36)
Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.

8 (-1) 16 (+3) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 17 (+3)

Skills Athletics +5, Medicine +3, Perception +6, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances acid, fire, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Senses low-light vision, passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


  • Innate Spellcasting. The bagiennik’s spell casting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Disease Scent. A bagiennik has advantage on Perception checks to detect diseases or diseased creatures. It can discern whether the diseased creature is the source of a disease or merely a carrier; in the latter case, the bagiennik often seeks out the creature and attempts to purge its maladies.


  • Multiattack. The bagiennik makes two claw attacks.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (6d4 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Nasal Burn (Recharge 5-6). The bagiennik can sneeze a 15-foot cone of acidic mucus. Each creature in that area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 21 (6d6) acid damage and 21 (6d6) fire damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. Each creature that fails its save also recovers 1 reduced ability point, and one disease or poison effect (chosen at random) that they are afflicted with is cured. If the damage from the bagiennik’s nasal burn is reduced or negated in any way this effect does not occur.


Bagienniks are small, lizardlike fey with humanoid torsos and long, frilled tails. They are amphibious, preferring to hide in tall reeds along riverbanks. They frequently dig into the silt beneath the pools of hot springs, where they take long naps in the warm and comforting waters and play pranks on foolish bathers who swim too close to the bagiennik’s hiding spots. Despite their capricious nature, the creatures are sought for their healing abilities. They delight in curing maladies and burning away infirmities with their caustic nasal spray.

A local bagiennik is considered a boon in many river towns.

Citizens of such settlements often venture to the rivers with offerings, hoping to encourage the fey to stay close and heal their families. A bagiennik that finds a generous town might invite its extended family to settle in, testing the patience and largesse of its hosts.

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Faerie Bestiary (5E) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Matt Kimmel, Michael “solomani” Mifsud, Miguel Colon, Robert J. Grady, Jason Nelson, Jeff Ibach, Tim Hitchcock.

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