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Swarm of Hostile Birds

Family: Swarm

Medium swarm of tiny beasts, unaligned

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 31 (7d8)
Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft.

6 (–2) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 3 (–4) 12 (+1) 6 (–2)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, slashing
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses passive Perception 11
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny creature. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points.


  • Beaks. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target in the hostile bird swarm’s space. Hit: 7 (2d6) piercing damage or 3 (1d6) piercing if the swarm has half its initial hit points or fewer.


A swarm of hostile birds is a collection of feathered avians that fly in a twisting mass. The birds swoop and dive to attack creatures, pecking with their beaks and slashing with their talons. The flights are often composed of the same type of bird, such as starlings or magpies, but some larger birds might be found mixed into their number.

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