Murder Crow

Medium undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 71 (13d8 + 13)
Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft.

12 (+1) 18 (+4) 13 (+1) 2 (-4) 14 (+2) 12 (+1)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +4
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Death Throes. When the murder crow dies, it explodes into a murder of crows. These smaller swarms continue to relentlessly attack all living creatures within sight. Use the statistics for a swarm of ravens for the murder of crows.


  • Multiattack. The murder crow makes two Claw attacks and one Bite attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d8 + 1) slashing damage. If the murder crow hits a target with both Claw attacks in the same turn, the creature must succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or be blinded as the murder crow scratches and tears at the target’s eyes. The blindness can be removed if a character spends their action to attend to the blinded target and makes a successful DC 15 Wisdom (Medicine) check or by a lesser restoration spell.


Murder crows are not of this world, or so the sages say. Other texts speak of natural birds cursed by foul wizardry to become these monstrosities. No matter how they were created, they exist to feast upon the eyes of the living. While not rotten themselves, their feathers are unclean and their eyes stare out not with hunger or rage, but blank emotion. Once slain, they do not end their attack, for the murder crow explodes into a cloud of angry crow corpses.

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