Family: Fey

Large fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 52 (7d10 + 14)
Speed 0 ft., swim 40 ft.

17 (+3) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 9 (-1)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Lake Camouflage. The sinkerfey has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide on the bottom of lakes and rivers.
  • Magic Resistance. The sinkerfey has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Water Breathing. The sinkerfey can breathe only underwater.


  • Multiattack. The sinkerfey makes one bite attack and one unarmed attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Unarmed Attack. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage. If the target is Medium or smaller, it is grappled (DC 13) and pulled 5 feet toward the sinker. Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, the sinkerfey tries to drown it, and the sinkerfey can only grapple one more target.


As the sun shines down, a group of travelers rests on the shore of a peaceful lake. Suddenly a piercing scream fills the air. One of their companions disappears under the water, struggling for their life. A sinkerfey has grabbed another innocent victim.

Bottom Feeder. These disgusting fey live on the bottom of lakes and constantly hunt for new sources of food. They walk around, watching creatures swimming above them. Then they’ll reach up with their long arms and grab their prey.

Surprise Attack. Hiding in the lake, sinkers are able to surprise the majority of their victims. They will often blend in with underwater plants such as reeds and other grasses.

Out of Sight. Sinkerfey make their lairs in many different places. Some sinkers live in sunken boats, others live in caves dug into the side of riverbanks.

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Monsters of the Wilderness: A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition Copyright 2022 Cawood Publishing Author Andrew Cawood

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