Kassoon

Murder Crow

Medium undead, chaotic evil
Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 52 (8d8+16)52 ([8d8+16])
Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft.
STR
10 (+0)
DEX
17 (+3)
CON
14 (+2)
INT
2 (-4)
WIS
14 (+2)
CHA
12 (+1)

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Damage Vulnerabilities
Damage Resistances Piercing damage from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities Necrotic and poison damage
Condition Immunities charm, exhaustion, fright, poison, unconsciousness charm, exhaustion, fright, poison, unconsciousness
Senses Darkvision 60 ft.Darkvision 60 ft.
Languages None
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

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Combat Mobility. Opportunity attacks against a moving murder crow always have tactical disadvantage.

Death Throes. If a murder crow is reduced to 0 hit points, it explodes into a swarm of ravens that continues to relentlessly attack all living creatures within sight. These ravens are undead, and they have tactical advantage on saving throws against being turned.

Eye Rake. If a murder crow hits the same target with its claws and beak in the same round, the target must make a successful DC 13 Dex saving throw or be blinded for 1d4 rounds. If a creature is blinded more than once during an encounter, the condition lasts until the creature is healed of all damage or the blindness is removed magically.

[b]Combat Mobility.[/b] Opportunity attacks against a moving murder crow always have tactical disadvantage.

[b]Death Throes.[/b] If a murder crow is reduced to 0 hit points, it explodes into a [monster]swarm of ravens[/monster] that continues to relentlessly attack all living creatures within sight. These ravens are undead, and they have tactical advantage on saving throws against being turned.

[b]Eye Rake.[/b] If a murder crow hits the same target with its claws and beak in the same round, the target must make a successful DC 13 Dex saving throw or be blinded for [1d4] rounds. If a creature is blinded more than once during an encounter, the condition lasts until the creature is healed of all damage or the blindness is removed magically.

Actions

Multiattack. A murder crow attacks once with claws and once with its beak. If both attacks hit the same target, see Eye Rake below.

Claws. Melee Attack +5 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d8+3 slashing damage.

Beak. Melee Attack +5 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d6+3 piercing damage.

[b]Multiattack.[/b] A murder crow attacks once with claws and once with its beak. If both attacks hit the same target, see Eye Rake below.

[b]Claws.[/b] Melee Attack [+5] to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: [1d8+3] slashing damage.

[b]Beak.[/b] Melee Attack [+5] to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: [1d6+3] piercing damage.

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Details

Environment: Temperate

Organization: Solitary

Murder crows are undead avians that haunt cemeteries, graveyards, and charnel houses, where they dig up and feast on carcasses. These creatures arise where the formless souls of birds condense into a single creature—a murder crow. Murder crows attack with their gore-spattered beaks and sinister talons. Rarely does a murder crow face its adversaries on the ground, preferring instead to fight on the wing.

Murder crows might be mistaken for normal crows from a long distance, where their astounding size can't be accurately judged. Standing 4 feet tall and with a wingspan of 9 feet, they can’t be mistaken for normal crows once someone gets a good look at one.

Their tattered feathers are black and carry the stench of death. The eyes of a murder crow are bleak and hollow, showing no signs of emotion or life. There is no indication that the murder crow actually comprises hundreds of smaller creatures until it dies and bursts into a cloud of normal-sized but undead ravens.
Environment: Temperate
Organization: Solitary

Murder crows are undead avians that haunt cemeteries, graveyards, and charnel houses, where they dig up and feast on carcasses. These creatures arise where the formless souls of birds condense into a single creature—a murder crow. Murder crows attack with their gore-spattered beaks and sinister talons. Rarely does a murder crow face its adversaries on the ground, preferring instead to fight on the wing.

Murder crows might be mistaken for normal crows from a long distance, where their astounding size can't be accurately judged. Standing 4 feet tall and with a wingspan of 9 feet, they can’t be mistaken for normal crows once someone gets a good look at one.

Their tattered feathers are black and carry the stench of death. The eyes of a murder crow are bleak and hollow, showing no signs of emotion or life. There is no indication that the murder crow actually comprises hundreds of smaller creatures until it dies and bursts into a cloud of normal-sized but undead ravens.
 
Source Fifth Edition Foes p. 174
 
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Monster Statistics by Challenge Rating

CRProf. BonusACHPAttack BonusDamage / RoundSave DC
0+2<131-6<+30-1<13
1/8+2137-35+32-313
l/4+21336-49+34-513
1/2+21350-70+36-813
1+21371-85+39-1413
2+21386-100+315-2013
3+213101-115+421-2613
4+214116-130+527-3214
5+315131-145+633-3815
6+315146-160+639-4415
7+315161-175+645-5015
8+316176-190+751-5616
9+416191-205+757-6216
10+417206-220+763-6816
11+417221-235+869-7417
12+417236-250+875-8017
13+518251-265+881-8618
14+518266-280+887-9218
15+518281-295+893-9818
16+518296-310+999-10418
17+619311-325+10105-11019
18+619326-340+10lll-11619
19+619341-355+10117-12219
20+619356-400+10123-14019
21+719401-445+11141-15820
22+719446-490+11159-17620
23+719491-535+11177-19420
24+719536-580+12195-21221
25+819581-625+12213-23021
26+819626-670+12231-24821
27+819671-715+13249-26622
28+819716-760+13267-28422
29+919761-805+13285-30222
30+919806-850+14303-32023

Damage Severity by Level

LevelSetbackDangerousDeadly
1-41d102d104d10
5-102d104d1010d10
11-164d1010d1018d10
17-2010d1018d1024d10

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