Medium monstrosity, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 149 (23d8+46)
Speed 30 ft.

22 (+6) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 6 (–2) 12 (+1) 15 (+2)

Saves Str +9
Skills Acrobatics +4, Perception +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


  • Fear of Death. If the fachen reduces a creature to 0 Hit Points, all creatures within 30 feet who can see the fachen must succeed a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be paralyzed for 2 (1d4) rounds. A paralyzed creature can attempt a new saving throw at the end of each of its turns to end this effect.
  • Frightening Cleave. Once per turn when the fachen attacks a frightened creature with its battleaxe, it deals an extra 11 (2d10) points of slashing damage.


  • Multiattack. The fachen makes three battleaxe attacks.
  • Battleaxe. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 10 (1d8 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Blood Rage (3/Day). The fachen can force all creatures within 30 feet to make a DC 15 Wisdom save or become frightened. The fachen has advantage on attack rolls against frightened creatures.


The fearsome fachen’s terrifying visage stops the hearts of all but the most intrepid. Reports disagree on just what it is about the fachen that turns one’s blood to ice—the single leg and foot that somehow don’t affect the being’s balance or speed, the seemingly too-strong arm jutting out from the center of the creature’s torso, or the lone bulbous eye leering maliciously at its would- be prey. Though the fachen’s grotesque approximation of a humanoid form could be enough to scare a traveler witless on its own, no single part of the abomination’s appearance induces fear like that of its mouth, which spans the creature’s face and is filled with a full row of long, sharp teeth. A typical fachen stands just short of 6 feet tall, and despite appearing to be half a person, weighs around 150 pounds because of its muscle mass. While it is not a very large creature, its fearsome composition increases its perceived presence.

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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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