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Cradle Snatcher

Small fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 27 (6d6 + 6)
Speed 40 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
12 (+1) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 7 (-2) 10 (+0) 7 (-2)

Skills Acrobatics +5, Perception +2, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Elvish, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Magic Resistance. The cradle snatcher has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Shadow Stealth. While in dim light or darkness, the cradle snatcher can take the Hide action as a bonus action.
  • Spider Climb. The cradle snatcher can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.


  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) slashing damage.


The darkest of faerie tales feature a horrid creature. Hiding late at night in the shadows are cradle snatchers. They kidnap children for a price, usually a high one. Cradle snatchers can move quickly and are exceptionally agile.

Hidden Horror. These fey are especially active after dark. They relish their nighttime missions, much more at home in the inky darkness than anywhere else.

Early Envy. Cradle snatchers grow up envious of happy families. They loathe the togetherness of these families and journey to the ordinary world to wreak havoc.

Evil Employers. Most cradle snatchers are hired by foul creatures like witches, hags, and fiends.

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