Deep Otter

Small beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 22 (3d6 + 12)
Speed 20 ft., swim 45 ft.

5 (-3) 16 (+3) 18 (+4) 3 (-4) 14 (+2) 4 (-3)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances cold
Senses blindsight 120 ft. (underwater only), passive Perception 14
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Amphibious. The deep otter can breathe air and water.
  • Underwater Echolocation. The deep otter can’t use its blindsight while not underwater or while deafened.
  • Water Dependence. While not underwater, the deep otter has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.


  • Deep Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (3d8 + 3) piercing damage.


  • Glowing Lure. The deep otter can use a bonus action to activate or deactivate its glowing lure. While the glowing lure is active, it sheds dim light in a 5-foot cone in front of the deep otter without illuminating the deep otter itself. Any attack of the deep otter that hits creatures in that dim light is a critical hit.


Evolved to thrive underwater but capable of breathing air as well, deep otters use a luminescent lure to hunt in the depths.

In their natural habitat, these deep-sea critters possess outstanding echolocation to help them navigate in the dark, making them excellent allies for underwater adventures.

Adventurers who befriend deep otters often find them to be particularly affectionate and friendly, especially if they take steps to accommodate their likes.

Pact of the Chain Familiar. At the gamemaster’s discretion, a warlock with a pact of the chain may choose the form of a deep otter for their familiar.

Awakened Deep Otters. Deep otters are eligible targets for the awaken spell. Awakened deep otters typically have a weird and sometimes eerie sense of humor and might play scare pranks with their glowing lures in the dark.

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