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Sprite Thief

Tiny fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 5 (2d4)
Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
3 (-4) 20 (+5) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 11 (+0)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +7, Survival +4
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Elvish, Sylvan, thieves’ cant
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Cunning Action. On each of its turns, the sprite can use a bonus action to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.
  • Magic Resistance. The sprite has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.


  • Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 slashing damage plus 2 poison damage.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 40/160 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage plus 2 poison damage.
  • Invisibility. The sprite magically turns invisible until it attacks or casts a spell, or until its concentration ends (as if concentrating on a spell). Any equipment the sprite wears or carries is invisible with it.


One of the most challenging kind of rogues to deal with is the sprite thief. Unlike the good-aligned sprites, these fey rascals can be a handful. They are known to cause all kinds of trouble. Tavern owners often have to go to extraordinary lengths to get rid of these fey from their establishments.

A trickster arch fey has given these fey the power to resist some magic. This boon had made these tiny creatures even more difficult to deal with.

Aggressive Fey. Sprite thieves are bold and don’t shy away from conflict. However, they are quick to turn invisible and fly away if they need to. They won’t think twice about bullying small and tiny creatures.

Greedy Hearts. Their twisted hearts desire gold and jewels above all else. They make hidden hideouts in the roofs of warehouses and other out-of-the-way locations.

Guild Member. Sprite thieves will often join the Thieves’ Guild and have good reputations with this sort of faction. Their skills can be very useful to criminal organizations, especially when working as part of a team.

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