Shadow Bird

Medium undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 27 (5d8 + 5)
Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft.

12 (+1) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 5 (-3)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +5
Senses passive Perception 14
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Distant Eyes. Powerful evil spellcasters often use scrying to see through the eyes of a shadow bird.
  • Pack Tactics. The shadow bird has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the shadow bird’s allies is within 5 ft. of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.


  • Multiattack. The shadow bird makes two attacks, one with its claws and one with its bite.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) slashing damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) piercing damage.


Looking to the skies, one might see a flock of black birds. They could be harmless, or they could be eerie shadow birds. Most fey will flee the area.

These creatures are more shadow than substance.

Spies in the Sky. Some dark fey can actually see through the eyes of these birds.

Undead Nature. A shadow bird doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Monsters of Feyland A Collection Of Monsters For 5th Edition © 2018 Cawood Publishing, Author Andrew Cawood