Wereraven

Medium humanoid (human, shapechanger), lawful good

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 31 (7d8)
Speed 30 ft. (fly 50 ft. in hybrid or raven form)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
11 (+0) 17 (+3) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 13 (+1)

Skills Perception +5
Damage Immunities bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Common, plus up to one other language
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Shapechanger. The wereraven can use its action to polymorph into a raven-humanoid hybrid, or into a Small raven, or back into its true form, which is humanoid. Its statistics, other than its size, are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its true form if it dies.
  • Flyby. The wereraven doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Mimicry. The wereraven can mimic simple sounds it has heard, such as whispering, screams of pain, or the cries of a wild animal. A creature that hears the sounds can identify them as imitations with a successful DC 13 Wisdom (Insight) check.
  • Plunging Attack. If the wereraven is flying, and dives at least 30 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a talons attack, the target must succeed on a DC 10 Dexterity saving throw, or become blinded for 1 minute. Any effect that restores hit points also removes this blindness.

Actions

  • Multiattack (Humanoid or Hybrid Form Only). The wereraven makes two weapon attacks.
  • Beak (Hybrid or Raven Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage. If the target is a humanoid, it must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw, or be cursed with wereraven lycanthropy.
  • Talons (Hybrid or Raven Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Rapier (Humanoid or Hybrid Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.

About

A rarity for taking on the form of a bird rather than a mammal, the transformation into a wereraven is particularly unpleasant, due to the differences in anatomy, and rarely undertaken lightly. Wereravens tend to be curious souls, eager and quick to learn, though wary of outsiders until they have proven themselves trustworthy.

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