Stained-glass Moth

Small construct, unaligned

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 45 (6d6 + 24)
Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 30 ft.

10 (+0) 14 (+2) 18 (+4) 5 (–3) 14 (+2) 10 (+0)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +4
Damage Vulnerabilities bludgeoning, thunder
Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages understands Common but can’t speak
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Construct Nature. The stained-glass moth doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.
  • False Appearance. While the stained-glass moth remains motionless against a window, wall, or ceiling, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary stained-glass window or artwork.
  • Flyby. The stained-glass moth doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Immutable Form. The stained-glass moth is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.
  • Magic Resistance. The stained-glass moth has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.


  • Multiattack. The stained-glass moth uses Blessed Wings. It then makes two Wing Slice or Radiant Wing attacks.
  • Wing Slice. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Radiant Wing. Ranged Spell Attack: +4 to hit, range 60 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) radiant damage.
  • Blessed Wings. The stained-glass moth marks one creature it can see within 30 feet of it with holy power. If the target is a hostile creature, the next attack roll made against the target before the start of the moth’s next turn has advantage. If the target is a friendly creature, it gains a +2 bonus to AC until the start of the moth’s next turn.


The afternoon’s warmth cascades through the church windows to light up the narthex with brilliant hues of red, blue, and purple from the ornamental windows. Several of the beams of vibrant light flicker and then shift entirely as an entire window seems to flutter of its own accord, swooping across the room.

Stained-glass moths are clockwork constructs created to protect places of worship. Delicate, beautiful, and designed to blend in with chapel artwork like stained glass, these moths brighten their cathedrals during the day and offer protection at night, aiding the priests in the defense of the temple.

Symbols of Faith. The wings of a stained-glass moth are beautiful depictions of persons or scenes specific to the faiths of the holy places they protect, and no two moths appear the same. For temples and churches with more than one stained-glass moth, the acolytes and young priests to refer to the moths by the names of the saints, relics, or festivals their wings depict, though elder priests discourage this practice to avoid newcomers to the faith conflating scripture and temple dressing. Particularly old stained-glass moths sometimes develop quirks or personality traits based on the expected or described behaviors of their namesakes.

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