Elemental, Firefox

Family: Elementals

Small elemental (fire), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 39 (6d6 + 18)
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft., burrow 5 ft.

10 (+0) 17 (+3) 16 (+3) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 11 (+0)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities fire, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Ignian
Proficiency Bonus +2
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Familiar. The firefox can serve another creature as a familiar, provided that the master is at least a 3rd-level spellcaster, forming a telepathic bond with its willing master. While the two are bonded, the master can sense what the firefox senses as long as they are within 1 mile of each other. While the firefox is within 10 feet of its master, the master shares the firefox’s Magic Resistance trait. At any time and for any reason, the master can end its service as a familiar, ending the telepathic bond.
  • Fire Form. The firefox can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing. A creature that touches the firefox or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 3 (1d6) fire damage. In addition, the firefox can enter a hostile creature’s space and stop there. The first time it enters a creature’s space on a turn, that creature takes 3 (1d6) fire damage and catches fire; until someone takes an action to douse the fire, the creature takes 5 (1d6) fire damage at the start of each of its turns.
  • Magic Resistance. The firefox has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Variable Illumination. The firefox sheds bright light in a 5-to 20-foot radius and dim light for an additional number of feet equal to the chosen radius. The firefox can alter the radius as a bonus action. If the firefox is suffering from exhaustion, the maximum radius decreases by 5 feet per level of exhaustion.
  • Water Susceptibility. For every 5 feet the firefox moves in water, or for every gallon of water splashed on it, it takes 1 cold damage.


  • Multiattack. The firefox makes two touch attacks.
  • Touch. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) fire damage. If the target is a creature or a flammable object, it ignites. Until a creature takes an action to douse the fire, the target takes 3 (1d6) fire damage at the start of each of its turns.


This foxlike ball of flame is on fire!

Firefoxes are attracted to engines, specifically combustion engines. They spawn spontaneous from the energy created by their use, roaming unfettered and thoroughly inspecting any clockworks they discover.

Firefoxes are not particularly interested in combat and will flee from serious opposition but have difficulty perceiving actual threats. Little can harm them, but they can do plenty of harm simply by walking through a room.

Rare firefoxes can be bound to homes as servants, where they are responsible for keeping hearths lit and food warm. Creatures who are kind to them can earn their trust, and they make valuable companions in a pinch, particularly in cold climates.

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