Giant Owl DND 5E Monster

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 61st episode of our beast series. Today we have a fantastic beast in store for us today, the giant owl d&d. Now if you’re familiar with the regular owl you’ll already know that they are arguably the best base-level find familiar option.

I mean if you can get access to the tressym i make an argument that one’s a little bit better in most cases but if he does looking for something and that use some sweet advantage virtually consequence free yells the way you usually go. The giant owl is very similar, incredibly similar as a matter of fact just kind of better in every way. Now let’s take a quick look at his stats here and talk about them a little bit further.

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Giant Owl DnD 5E Stat Block

  • Type: Large beast, neutral
  • Armor Class: 12
  • Hit Points: 19 (3d10 + 3)
  • Speed: 5 ft., fly 60 ft.

So the giant owl is considered to be a large beast and it is considered to be neutral which is interesting, it’s not unaligned. This one actually has an alignment and there’s a little bit of story behind him as well that i’ll get into in a little bit. An AC of 12, 19 hit points which is quite nice calculated by rolling 3d10 and adding 3. Under speed you’ll see a 5 feet of normal movement. But a 60 foot of fly speed which makes sense because isn’t out. Now let’s take a look at its actual stats here.

Giant Owl DnD Stats

  • STR: 13 (+1)
  • DEX: 15 (+2)
  • CON: 12 (+1)
  • INT: 8 (-1)
  • WIS: 13 (+1)
  • CHA: 10 (+0)
  • Skills: Perception +5, Stealth +4
  • Senses: Darkvision 120 ft., Passive Perception 15
  • Languages: Giant Owl , understands Common, Elvish, and Sylvan but can’t speak them
  • Challenge: 1/4 (50 XP)

You’ll notice a decent amount of strength quite dexterous, decent constitution, good wisdom and actually quite a decent amount of charisma. Now look at his skills, you’ll see a +5 to perception oh yeah and it has a +4 to stealth as well. Under senses you’ll see a sweet 120 feet of darkvision and a passive perception of 15 which is pretty good. Taking a look at his languages that’s right this is a smart boy.

The owl can understand common, elvish and sylvan but it cannot speak them because he’s still an owl. Right so he’s very much kind of like the eagles in lord of the rings, kind of understand stuff but they don’t really speak on their own. Although the eagles in lord of the rings are really weird i think like technically they’re demi gods i don’t know i always forget.

Very cool stuff! if he can’t tell he’s kind of got a whole kind of fey wild vibe going on you know neutral alignment there’s sylvan and elvish very kind of fey and that they actually do fiend, fey and sylvan and creatures and they’re considered to be a guardians of the woodland realms very cool. But lets move on to its other traits now.

  • Flyby: The owl doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Keen Hearing and Sight: The owl has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or sight.

He gains access to flyby just like the normal owl. It doesn’t provide opportunity attacks when it flies outside of an enemy’s reach. Which is really good stuff! You would make an argument that if you were to mount this that could possibly extend onto you as well.

Because they were the reverse apllies like if you’re on a mountain amount triggers an opportunity attack. The person can choose to target you or the mount so i would like an argument that it would probably work in reverse as well. Although they’ll be up to the DM. Do you know how fast is the owl fly in 5e?.

The giant owl also gains access to keen hearing and sight which advantage on perception checks rely on sight or hearing which is quite a few of them as you might imagine. Now let’s take a quick look at this action here and we will talk about a little bit longer.

  • Actions: Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) slashing damage.

So the giant owl is capable of a talons attack it is a melee weapon attack plus three to hit, reach of five feet, one target, deals eight damage on a success, eight slashing damage to be more precise and that is calculated by rolling 2d6 and adding one.

  • Description: Giant owls often befriend fey and other sylvan creatures and are guardians of their woodland realms.

I love the ideaof these guys, kinda serving the elves or various other kind of forest dwelling communities and just helping keep the pesky humans away and it might be a good campaign set up for your players to choose like you want to help the struggling nobleman and his township who are basically starving to death because they don’t have enough farmland or do you want to help the elves in the neighboring forest who don’t want to give up any of their land to the humans out of fear of pollution and chopping down the trees and being disrespectful or do you want to broker a deal between the two.

I think that would be a very cool kind of storyline to play around with and i think the giant owls will play an intricate role in that. Once again they’re relatively intelligent they got a good chunk of wisdom they’re charismatic and they can udnerstand languages.

So it makes sense that they would have some say in what was going on. And that’s because they can’t speak those languages, doesn’t mean and that the village elder or one of the elves wouldn’t have the capacity to speak with them as well, through maybe more magical means. You can also check out this giant eagle 5e.

Can You Ride a Giant Owl 5E?

Riding a giant owl needs an exotic saddle. A giant owl can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds on a Ride check.


That being said, just an idea i had. Let me know what you think down beneath in the comment section. Let me know how you would use the giant owl in your game. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy researching.

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