Giant Fire Beetle 5E Monster

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 12th episode of our beast series. Today we have a great one in store for us, honestly i was completely unaware this creature even existed until i had to write an article on it and let me say i am certainly going to be using this in a lot of my campaigns moving forward.

Especially campaigns to do with the underdark. Today we’re talking about the giant fire beetle dnd 5e. This is considered to be a cr0 creature and it gives you 10 experience if you kill it and that’s found in the dungeon master’s guide, as well as a couple other sources come just a generic creature. Now let’s take a quick look at its stats here and break them down a little bit further.

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Giant Fire Beetle DnD 5E Stat Block

  • Type: Small beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 13 (Natural Armor)
  • Hit Points: 4 (1d6 + 1)
  • Speed: 30 ft.

So the giant fire beetle 5e size is considered to be a small beast and that is unaligned. Its armor class is 13 and it does technically have natural armor so bear that in mind if that’s important to you. It has four hit points and that’s determined by rolling a d6 and adding a modifier +1 to it.

Its speed is also 30 feet strangely enough it does not have a climb speed, i’m not too sure as to why i was always into the impression that most insects did but this one does not at the very least i would like does he have a burrow speed but whatever doesn’t matter. Now taking a look at its actual stats. You may also interested in giant centipede 5e.

Giant Fire Beetle 5E Stats

  • STR: 8 (-1)
  • DEX: 10 (+0)
  • CON: 12 (+1)
  • INT: 1 (-5)
  • WIS: 7 (-2)
  • CHA: 3 (-4)

Here you’ll notice he’s not the smartest guy or the most charismatic which makes sense he’s a bug but the intelligence is minus five which is just brutal doesn’t get much lower than that. That being said, taking a look at his senses here.


  • Blindsight: 30 ft.,
  • Passive Perception: 8
  • Languages:
  • Challenge: 0 (10 XP)

You can see blindsight with 30 feet which is great. Passive perception of 8 which leaves a lot to be desired but at least he’s got that blindsight.

  • Illumination: The beetle sheds bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet.

It also comes with illumination so the beetle sheds bright light in a 10 foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet. Might also be worth noting that, that light is actually given off by a gland of his and it’s and it’s very common for traders to hunt the beetles for that gland, if it’s extracted….it actually glows for an additional 1d6 days so might be kind of cool. Now let’s move on to his actions.


  • Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +1 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 (1d6 − 1) slashing damage.

So it deals a bite attack, it’s considered to be a melee weapon attack plus one to hit, reach of five feet can only target one target and deals two slashing damage calculated by rolling 1d6 and subtracting one to it.

I love this guys, the way i’m planning on folding him into my games is kind of through like a trail like a breadcrumb trail. They follow these beetles and it leads them to like some kind of weird insect kind of fortress as it were. You can also read this giant bombardier beetle 5e.

I think that’d be awesome. Cuz it kind of glow they’re really easy to spot they’re not super perceptive so would they really know if someone was following them? probably not they just focus on their main task of retrieving whatever rare ores, minerals, food maybe even. I think it’s pretty incredible.


A giant fire beetle is a nocturnal creature that takes its name from a pair of glowing glands that give off light. Miners and adventurers prize these creatures, for a giant fire beetle’s glands continue to shed light for 1d6 days after the beetle dies. Giant fire beetles are most commonly found underground and in dark forests.

Apart from this do you know that how big is a giant fire beetle 5e? Actually they grew to be about 2​ to ​2.5 feet (0.61​ to ​0.76 meters).


That being said, let me know how you would fold them into your game down beneath. Also be sure to mention if you have any questions, comments, concerns other ideas or just general statements you’d like to make about him. I think they’re awesome though. That being said, i hope you all have great day and as always happy studying everyone.

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