Shadow Fey Forest Hunter

Family: Shadow Fey

Medium humanoid (elf), lawful evil

Armor Class 15 (chain shirt)
Hit Points 104 (19d8 + 19)
Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Con +4, Cha +6
Skills Arcana +3, Perception +4, Stealth +10, Survival +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Elvish, Umbral
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Fey Ancestry. The shadow fey has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put it to sleep.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The shadow fey’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma. It can cast the following spells innately, requiring no material components.
    • 3/day: misty step (when in shadows, dim light, or darkness only)
  • Sneak Attack (1/turn). The shadow fey forest hunter does an extra 7 (2d6) damage when it hits a target with a weapon attack that had advantage, or when the target is within 5 feet of an ally of the forest hunter that isn’t incapacitated and the forest hunter doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.
  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the shadow fey has disadvantage on attack rolls and on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
  • Traveler in Darkness. The shadow fey has advantage on Intelligence (Arcana) checks made to know about shadow roads and shadow magic spells or items.


  • Multiattack. The shadow fey makes two ranged attacks.
  • Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.


The shadows flicker slightly, and that’s the only warning before a hail of arrows erupts from the concealed, black-skinned elf hidden in the gloom.

Dressed in exquisitely wrought mail and leather jerkins, forest hunters are even more lithe and graceful than most shadow fey. Physically, only their mannerisms and skills setting them apart from other shadow fey-usually too late.


Forest hunters roam the deep woods connected to shadow roads, as well as the dark reflections within the plane of Shadows. They are skilled trackers and stalkers, hunting animals and more dangerous game. Many forest hunters serve in the Wild Hunt, and a hunter that has at one time ridden at the Lord of the Hunt’s side is afforded great respect, even fear, because of the common belief that such a hunter can implore the Lord of the Hunt to notice an enemy.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Beasts. Copyright 2016, Open Design; Authors Chris Harris, Dan Dillon, Rodrigo Garcia Carmona, and Wolfgang Baur.