Flying Snake 5E Familiar

Hello spellcasters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 27th episode of our find familiar series and subsequently the final episode. Today we’re going to be taking a look at variant familiars and more importantly the snake with wings in d&d i.e., dnd 5e flying snake familiar.

So variant familiars are choices that exist outside of the familiar spell list and outside of any other recommended familiars. They’re essentially homebrew familiars, however they do exist in the monster manual. So pretty cool stuff! Let’s take a look at the flying snake 5e stats first and foremost.

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DnD 5E Flying Snake Familiar Stats

Flying snake is a brightly colored, winged serpent found in remote jungles. Tribespeople and cultists sometimes domesticate. flying snakes to serve as messengers that deliver scrolls wrapped in their coils.

  • Flying Snake: Tiny beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 14; Hit Points: 5 (2d4); Speed: Walk 30 ft., fly 60 ft., swim 30 ft.
  • Senses: Blindsight 10 ft., Passive Perception 11
  • Languages —
  • Challenge: 1/8 (25 XP)
  • Flyby: The snake doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Actions: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage plus 7 (3d4) poison damage.

So it’s got an AC of 14 which puts it higher than most other familiars. It has health of 5 which puts it around the same mark as a lot of the other ones. It has 30 feet walking speed, 60 foot flying speed and 30 foot swim speed. Which is all really great. Now taking a look at its stats.

  • STR: 4 (-3)
  • DEX: 18 (+4)
  • CON: 11 (+0)
  • INT: 2 (-4)
  • WIS: 12 (+1)
  • CHA: 5 (-3)

+4 to dex and +1 to wisdom are its two most notable traits. It has negatives than anything else but it’s also a tiny beast right, so bear that in mind too. Blindsight up to 10 feet, passive perception of 11 not particularly great but not terrible either. It also has a flyby which is doesn’t provoke of an attack of opportunities when it leaves which is super cool and as an action it can perform bite which is +6 to hit and deal one piercing damage plus seven poison damage. You may also like to check out this what is the winged serpent symbol in d&d?

Really cool stuff! So the key of variant familiars is more or less just additional flavor. The flying snake 5e a great choice but there are better familiars in the core rule book namely the owl but pretty good otherwise. I would heavily support characters to bring this up to DMs and one of my games actually have an uzi as a familiar which is super great, his name is a slime boy, he’s a pretty fantastic in a lot of ways and i’m so greatful for my DM feeling taken.


That being said guys, just don’t be afraid to get creative i really do like it. If you have any ideas for any variant familiars that you like to pick please put them down in the comments below. Who knows maybe when i’m done with all the spells and everything else i might even write articles out of them. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy spellcasting. You may also like to read these posts swarm of flying snakes 5e.

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