Fire Dancer

Small fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 19 (3d6 + 9)
Speed 30 ft.

7 (-2) 16 (+3) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 8 (-1)

Damage Immunities fire
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Sylvan, Ignan
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)


  • False Appearance. While the fire dancer remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a fire.
  • Heated Body. A creature that touches the fire dancer or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 3 (1d6) fire damage.
  • Illumination. The fire dancer sheds bright light in a 10-foot-radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet.
  • Nimble Escape. The fire dancer can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of its turns.


  • Flame Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) fire damage.


  • Flame Shield. The fire dancer forms a fire shield and adds 1 to its AC against one melee attack that would hit it.


As a youthful cleric makes dinner at a campsite, his companions flatten their bedrolls. Without warning, the holy man calls out and his allies rush to his defense. They all stare in shock as they see a small humanoid dancing in the campfire.

Shocking Surprise. Most creatures can’t believe their eyes when they discover one of these unique fey. If a fire dancer stands still in a fire, it can blend in with the flames.

Foul Fey. These fey creatures love to play tricks on those who venture into the mountains. Some of their nasty games end in disaster.

Harsh Hearth. On rare occasions, fire dancers can also be found indoors. As they enjoy hot flames, they have been known to live in fireplaces.

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