Mephit, Lightning

Family: Mephits

Small elemental, neutral evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 21 (6d6)
Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft.

7 (-2) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 10 (+0) 12 (+1)

Skills Perception +2
Damage Vulnerabilities necrotic
Damage Immunities thunder, poison, radiance
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Auran, Quidan
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)


  • Death Burst. When a Lightning Mephit dies, it explodes in a burst of electricity. Each creature within 5 feet of it must make a DC 10 Dexterity saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Innate Spellcasting (1/day). A Lightning Mephit can innately cast Witch Bolt. It requires no material components and its spellcasting ability is Charisma.


  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) slashing damage.
  • Lightning Breath (Recharge 6). A Lightning Mephit can exhale a 30-foot long, 1-foot-wide line of lightning. Each creature in that area must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) lightning damage on a failed save, or no damage on a successful one.


Lightning Mephits are composed of elemental Air and Positive Energy and look like small winged creatures with bright blue skin. They are the very quickest monsters of their kind. In addition to Auran, Lightning Mephits are also able to speak Quidan, the language of the Positive Energy Plane.

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