Snow Steed

Large fey, neutral

Armor Class 14 (description)
Hit Points 120 (16d10+32)
Speed 40 ft. fly 90 ft.

20 (+5) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 11 (+0)

Damage Resistances cold
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages telepathy 60 ft.
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Shadow Projection. Snow steeds are able to enter and exit the astral and ethereal planes at will. Any rider mounted on the beast travels with them. They are limited to their one rider and can take no other passengers. The ability acts as the spell astral projection, and the actual steed and rider remain behind on the material plane.
  • Telepathy. These creatures are able to speak with any creatures that have some type of mental aptitude but only in limited form. They are to project simple images, say of 5 orcs, to the recipient. They can see similar images. Though they are not able to communicate via language, they can understand very simple and basic words.
  • Snowrunner. The snow steed never suffers from the effects of difficult terrain in icy or snowy conditions.


  • Multiattack. The snow steed makes two attacks, one with its bite and one with its hooves.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d4+5) piercing damage.
  • Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6+5) bludgeoning damage.


Snow steeds are generally white, or bluish-white with manes and tails of gold or silver. Their coat tends to shimmer in the light, especially if in snowy or icy conditions. Their heads are broad and their eyes a hollow red, when they exert themselves their eyes glow a dull orange. They are tall and long-legged steeds, strong by the standards of any warhorse. They are extremely swift and are able to move over snow and ice without mishaps.

Reluctant Steeds. These beasts are extremely wild, intelligent enough to understand simple language and the nature of bondage. They have a very simple telepathy. On occasion, they serve a single rider, but they abhor a bit and bridle, wearing armor, or even a saddle. Generally, they allow a blanket for their own comfort. They communicate with their rider through mental images, knee pressure, or hand gestures. Generally, handlers take the young, training them as mounts, but even these tend to be skittish and untrustworthy. The Snow Steed can carry up to 1,000 pounds.

Shy. They generally travel alone, but on occasion travel in small herds of up to 20 beasts, usually a number of foals and colts, several mares with one or two stallions.

Dimensional Wanderers. Because they move as freely on the astral and ethereal planes as they do the material they are often moving, almost blinking in and out of the light. This gives their coat the shimmering look it possesses but also serves as a natural armor class.

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