Garguile, Crystal

Medium elemental, neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 97 (13d8 +39)
Speed 40 ft., fly 90 ft. (hover)

18 (+4) 16 (+3) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +8
Damage Resistances fire, lightning, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks that aren’t adamantine
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities: Exhaustion, Petrified, Poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Terran, Undercommon
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Qualities

  • Invisibility. While the crystal garguile remains motionless, it is invisible.
  • Keen Hearing and Smell. The crystal garguile has advantage on Wisdom(Perception) checks that rely on hearing and smell.
  • Stealthy. The crystal garguile receives double its proficiency bonus when making Stealth checks.


  • Multiattack. The crystal garguile makes one claw attack, one bite attack, and one barbed tail attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Barbed Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) piercing damage.


These unusual creatures share several traits in common with gargoyles.

In appearance, however, garguiles are refined, as if fashioned to perfection by an expert sculptor, which allows a garguile to easily pass for a statue. Three different types of garguiles are known to exist, with each serving a different role within their nascent society: basalt, crystal, and granite. Basalt garguiles serve as warriors and shock troops, crystal garguiles operate as scouts and stealthy ambushers, while granite garguiles are leaders and tacticians.

The smallest of all types of garguile, the crystal specializes in fast movement, scouting, and spying on prey. Thanks to the magical nature of their crystalline form, this garguile becomes invisible when it stands still. Combined with its preternatural stealth abilities, a crystal garguile is difficult to detect, making it an excellent ambusher. Of all the garguiles, this type most resembles a standard gargoyle in general shape and form.

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