Pseudodragon Familiar 5E

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 20th episode of our find familiar series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at yet another one of the pact of the chain options. May i introduce to you the pseudodragon dnd 5e familiar which isn’t just fun to say but is an incredibly great choice as well. That being said guys let’s move on to its stats.

Pseudodragon Familiar 5E Stats

The elusive pseudodragon dwells in the quiet places of the world, making its home in the hollows of trees and small caves. With its red-brown scales, horns, and a maw filled with sharp teeth, a pseudodragon resembles a tiny red dragon but its disposition is playful. Also check out this find familiar 5e.

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Quiet and Defensive. Pseudodragons have little interest in other creatures, and they avoid them whenever possible. If it is attacked, a pseudodragon fights back using the poisonous stinger at the tip of its tail, one jab of which can put a creature into a catatonic state that can last for hours.

Draconic Familiars. Mages often seek out pseudodragons, whose agreeable disposition, telepathic ability, and resistance to magic make them superior familiars. Pseudodragons are selective when it comes to choosing companions, but they can sometimes be won over with gifts of food or treasure. When a pseudodragon finds an agreeable companion, it bonds with that person as long as it is treated fairly. A pseudodragon puts up with no ill treatment, and it abandons a manipulative or abusive companion without warning.

Language of Emotion. Pseudodragons can’t speak, but they communicate using a limited form of telepathy that allows them to share basic ideas such as hunger, curiosity, or affection. When it bonds with a companion, a pseudodragon can communicate what it sees and hears even over long distances.

A pseudodragon often vocalizes animal noises. A rasping purr indicates pleasure, while a hiss means unpleasant surprise. A bird-like chirping represents desire, and a growl always means anger or discontent. Also read quasit 5e.

  • Pseudodragon (familiar variant): Tiny dragon, neutral good
  • Armor Class: 13 (Natural Armor); Hit Points: 7 (2d4 + 2); Speed: walk 15 ft., fly 60 ft.
  • STR: 6 (-2)
  • DEX: 15 (+2)
  • CON: 13 (+1)
  • INT: 10 (+0)
  • WIS: 12 (+1)
  • CHA: 10 (+0)
  • Skills: Perception +3, Stealth +4
  • Senses: Blindsight 10 ft., Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 13
  • Languages: Understands Common and Draconic but can’t speak them
  • Challenge: 1/4 (50 XP)
  • Keen Senses: The pseudodragon has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight, hearing, or smell.
  • Magic Resistance: The pseudodragon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Limited Telepathy: The pseudodragon can magically communicate simple ideas, emotions, and images telepathically with any creature within 100 feet of it that can understand a language.
  • Actions: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Sting: Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1 hour. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the target falls unconscious for the same duration, or until it takes damage or another creature uses an action to shake it awake.

First and foremost i’d like to point out that although it is technically a tiny dragon and technically neutral good it kind of depends on whether you pick the fiend, fey or celestial to inhabit it so just please bear that in mind. It has a decent AC of 13, some hit points namely seven calculated by rolling 2d4 and adding two. It has a walk speed of 15 feet and a fly speed of 60 feet. That is nuts i tell you. So this thing is gonna be up in the air more than anything else. Also check out this can a pseudodragon be a pet?

Looking at its stats, pretty impressive across the board only as a negative two to strength and has a +2 to dexterity which is nice. In terms of the skills you’d be looking at +3 to perception, +4 to stealth. In terms of senses 10 feet of blindsight which is really good. 60 feet of darkvision which is super helpful, passive perception of 13 and telepathic bond. Very cool stuff! You can also check out this 5e pseudodragon familiar variant.

In terms of the languages it can understand common and draconic but it cannot speak. So bear that in mind. Let’s take a look at its other traits now. You can also read this 5e pseudodragon familiar warlock.

Keen senses which is a great one to have for any familiar. Has advantage on perception checks that rely on sight, hearing or smell. Which is presumably all of them. It also has limited telepathy which lets telepathically communicate with any creature within 100 feet of it. As long as it can understand the language and it also has magic resistance. So it has an advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects. Really good stuff there! Now let’s move on to its actions. Also read can a dragon be a familiar?

It has two main actions the first being it’s a bite attack. It’s a melee weapon attack with +4 to hit, standard 5 foot of reach and you can only target one target. It’s a does for piercing damage in a nutshell. You’re primarily going to be using a sting however, it is a melee weapon attack +4 to hit as well, has five foot of reach. Also does a 4 damage but the key here is the target must succeed on a DC11 constitution saving throw or be poisoned for one hour.

If the saving throw fails by five or more the target falls unconscious for the same duration or until it takes damage or another creature uses its action to shake it awake. I really like it, it’s pretty good. The most broken use for the pseudo dragon is actually milking it’s a venom, it’s venom fetches a very high price on the black markets and it is super useful especially within the party in terms of using it to poison weapons stuff of that nature. Run that past your DM though to see if they’ll allow it. But technically speaking if you look into the lore it definitely can. Also check out this how do you tame a pseudodragon 5e?.


That being said guys, thank you so much for checking out today. I really appreciate it and have a great day and happy casting.

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