Family: Animal

Small beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 7 (1d6+2)
Speed 40 ft.

8 (-1) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 6 (-2)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Con +4
Skills Perception +3
Senses passive Perception 13
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Keen Hearing and Smell. The coyote has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.
  • Low-light Vision. A coyote can see twice as far in dim light as a human.
  • Pack Tactics. The coyote has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the coyote’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally is not incapacitated.
  • Opportune Bite. If the coyote has advantage on attack rolls against a creature, they deal 1 additional damage.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) piercing damage.


This loping canine is surrounded by many of its kin. They circle, looking for an opportunity for food.

Gregarious creatures, coyotes are nearly always found with their family unit. They are hardy scavengers that can survive in most areas and climates. They rarely pose a threat to larger game but if hungry, a band of coyotes will work together to attack opportune prey. Their presence is readily noticeable by their telltale howl that alerts their family and nearby bands of their presence or the availability of food.


Armor Class 13 plus Caregiver’ s Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Hit Points As above or 4x caregiver’ s level
Saving Throws Dex +3 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB), Con +2 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Skills Perception +1 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Senses passive Perception 11 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB) to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)) piercing damage.
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