Flying Snake DnD 5E Monster

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 37th episode of our beasts series. Today we have a unique animal in store for us, we’re looking at the flying snake 5e beast which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Still a super cool creature nonetheless though.

The flying snake is found in the basic rule set that is to say it’s found in basically all the beginner books you get. It is considered to be cr1/8 and you get 25 experience points on a kill. This is also a very common choice of acceptable familiars to give your party. I think it’s a little bit too good, to be just a regular familiar so usually offered up as a quest reward but more on that a little bit later. So let’s check out its stats.

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DnD 5E Flying Snake Monster Stats

  • Type: Tiny beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 14
  • Hit Points: 5 (2d4)
  • Speed: 30 ft., fly 60 ft., swim 30 ft.

The flying snake is considered to be a tiny beast that is unaligned. And it has an AC of 14 which is actually really high compared to a lot of the other beasts we’ve covered. Hit points of five calculated by rolling 2d4 and its speed is rather interesting as well so a 30-foot basic movement but 60-foot fly speed and 30-foot swim speed. So you can kind of do it all. Now let’s take a look at its actual stats.

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

You’ll notice he’s incredibly dexterous, fairly low intelligence however not very strong, not very charismatic but hot damn is that dexterity not the stuff of nightmares man i love it. Now let’s take a look at its senses here.


You’ll see a Blindsight up to 10 ft., which is kind of cool, Passive Perception 11 which is just meh. Languages — Challenge 1/8 (25 XP). However it does get access to flyby as does the owl by the way.

Flyby: The snake doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.

And through extension is technically immune to sentinel as well because sentinel requires you to take the disengage action, this does not. Very cool stuff, now speaking of actions let’s see what the flying snake has to offer.


Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage plus 7 (3d4) poison damage.

The flying snake can do just a bite. It’s a melee weapon attack, +6 to hit which is awesome reach of five feet, one target and does one piercing damage, plus seven poison damage calculated by rolling 3d4. Needless to say pretty good stuff, i think this is great for kind of testing low level adventurers that are maybe a little bit more experienced.

Reason being because of its speed the snake can be used in so many different ways for example they could be wadding through a pond and next thing they know they have snakes flying all above them wrapping themselves around their angles and coming at them through the water as well.

I think that’d be some pretty terrifying stuff. But also quite cool, that being said a lot of people like having these as familiars obviously. I do allow it but i usually have them as a quest reward same with the tressym provide them as a quest reward or offer them for an outrageous sum of gold or some other valuable resource.


A 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.


That being said, let me know what you think about the flying snake and how you would fold it into your game down beneath. Also be sure to mention if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding it. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy researching everyone.

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