Rat 5E Familiar

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 11th episode of our find familiar choice series. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the Rat. Now this is an interesting one, i really like it, the kind of caster that would choose this familiar 5e.

You know grew up in the forest for example or even on the streets or the sewers or the slums like they just have an affinity with the small creatures that kind of do what they can to get by. That being said, let’s see how it plays mechanically here. So the rat stats 5e are kind of underwhelming, yeah…i would say the most underwhelming out of everything we’ve covered so far, there is one i would consider worse but we’ll get to that at a later article.

Rat 5E Familiar Stats

  • Rat: Tiny beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 10; Hit Points: 1 (1d4 – 1); Speed: Walk 20 ft.
  • STR: 2 (-4)
  • DEX: 11 (+0)
  • CON: 9 (-1)
  • INT: 2 (-4)
  • WIS: 10 (+0)
  • CHA: 4 (-3)
  • Senses: Darkvision 30 ft., Passive Perception 10
  • Languages —
  • Challenge: 0 (10 XP)
  • Keen Smell: The rat has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Actions Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +0 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage.

So the AC is 10 which makes it one of the lower ones we’ve covered so far. It’s it only has one health as well. It has a measly 20 feet walking speed and that’s it. Meaning if it wants to keep up beside you’ll have to use a dash action. It has virtually no strength, it has redeemable dex and wisdom but that’s about it. Do you know what counts as a familiar 5e?.

It does have darkvision up to 30 feet and it also have passive perception of 10 which isn’t terrible. It also has keen smell which grants it advantage on perception checks so long as they rely on smell. The main benefit to the rat in my eyes at least is its ability to go unnoticed in most environments, as well as potentially be stowed away in objects or even on individuals persons. Check out how useful is a familiar 5e?.

I think that’d be great way to use it. However mechanically it’s not very conducive of either of those uses. It doesn’t have particularly great stealth, it doesn’t have really anything it would need to be good at those things from a mechanical aspect.

So i mean if you’d like to homebrew it, where there’s something they could work there i would be open to that but as written i’m just kind of underwhelmed by it. I might be wrong though.

Conclusion

That being said, if you have any ideas, any cool uses and anything i might have missed regards to the rat i’d really like to hear what you have to say down below. That being said guys, have a great day and as always happy casting. Also read rat 5e familiar spells | dire rat 5e | giant rat 5e | swarm of rats 5e.

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