Onwu Azu

Family: Animal

Small beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 11 (2d8+2)
Speed 5 ft., swim 70 ft.

12 (+1) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 1 (-5) 11 (+0) 3 (-4)

Saving Throws Dex +5
Skills Perception +2
Senses passive Perception 12
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Low-light Vision. An onwu azu can see twice as far in dim light as a human.
  • Keen Smell. The onwu azu has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell underwater.
  • Attach. An onwu azu that successfully bites a target attaches to a target. The target is not considered grappling, but the onwu azu is. Each round the onwu azu begins their turn attached to a creature, they deal their bite damage.
  • Glide. An onwu azu can launch itself into the air and glide with a speed of 60 feet.
  • Water Breathing. The onwu azu can breathe only underwater.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) piercing damage.


This huge piranha-looking fish bursts out of the water, spreading its wide fins and gliding toward you, its sharp-toothed mouth snapping.

Onwu Azu are a predatory fish that inhabit rivers deep in the jungle. They typically eat any animals that wade through their waters but have been known to jump high out of the water, gliding on their large membranous fins to chase after prey attempting to flee. Once they attack their prey, they latch on, hoping to cause enough damage with enough of their kin.


Armor Class 13 plus Caregiver’ s Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Hit Points As above or 4x caregiver’ s level
Saving Throws Dex +3 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Skills Perception +0 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Senses passive Perception 10 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB) to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)) piercing damage.
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