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Small fey (shapechanger), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 33 (6d6 + 12)
Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 17 (+3)

Skills Deception +5, Perception +3, Persuasion +5, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Elvish, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Fey Ancestry. The phooka has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put it to sleep.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The phooka’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Cantrips (at will): druidcraft, thorn whip
  • 1/day each: dancing lights, invisibility
  • Shapechanger. The phooka can use an action to shapechange into a human, goblin, horse, cat, rabbit, raven, fox, wolf, goat, or dog. It usually shapechanges into a horse.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage.
  • Fey Charm. The phooka targets one humanoid or beast that it can see withing 30 feet of it. If the target can see the phooka, it must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or be magically charmed. The charmed creature regards the phooka as a trusted friend to be heeded and protected. Each time the phooka or its allies do anything harmful to the target, it can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success. Otherwise, the effect lasts for 10 minutes or until the phooka dies, or ends the effect as a bonus action. If a target’s saving throw is successful, the target is immune to the phooka’s Fey Charm for the next 24 hours. The phooka can have no more than one humanoid and up to 3 beasts charmed at a time.


The phooka is a michevous fey shapechanger. Its true form is a small black creature, a strange combination of a rabbit, goat, and fox. They aren’t popular in either realm.

Off the Beaten Path. These fey often surprise travelers on remote forest trails. Phookas move through the trees and spy on their victims before they reveal themselves. However, the form they choose won’t be anything like their true self.

Terrible Trickster. This creature enjoys playing elaborate jokes on humanoids. They will be patient and draw their victims into difficult situations.

Rocky Ride. One of the phooka’s favorite trick is talking a humanoid into riding them in horse form. The fey takes the foolish victim on a wild, dangerous ride and then returns them back to the place they started from.

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