Face Eater (5e Creature)

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Face Eater[edit]

Tiny monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 10 (4d4)
Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft.

6 (-2) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 7 (-2) 10 (+0) 2 (-4)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +6
Proficiency Bonus +2
Damage Resistances acid
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, frightened, prone
Senses blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 14
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Ambusher. The face eater has advantage on attack rolls against any creature it has surprised.

Damage Transfer. When it is grappling another creature, the face eater takes only half the damage dealt to it (rounded down), and the creature grappled by the face eater takes the other half.

Lesser False Appearance. While the face eater remains motionless without its underside exposed in an area of dim light or darkness, it is indistinguishable from the surface upon which it rests.

Light Sensitivity. While in bright light, the face eater has disadvantage on attack rolls.


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. If this attack was made with advantage, the face eater latches onto the target's head, and the target is blinded and cannot breathe or speak. While attached, the face eater can make this attack only against the target and has advantage on the attack roll. The face eater can detach itself by spending 5 feet of its movement. A creature, including the target, can take its action to detach the face eater by succeeding on a DC 13 Strength check.

Bile Spray (Recharge 5-6). The face eater injects acid into a creature it is attached to. That creature must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, taking 14 (4d6) acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

The face eater is a hateful abomination designed by a mad wizard who made their home in the blackest pits of the Underdark. Essentially a miniaturized cloaker, they were released in droves to keep the surrounding tunnels clear of vermin. It is said that not a month went by before that same wizard fell prey to his own creations.

Treacherous Visage. Face eaters resemble a hybrid fusion of bat and moth, gliding silently through the darkness in the caverns they call home. Their fleshy wings bear mask-like patterns, which they can shape to a limited degree to more closely resemble the surfaces they land on. They have no eyes, instead sensing their environment through movement, and their underside is one long orifice that acts as both mouth and stomach. To feed, they latch onto a creature and inject acid into its flesh.

Devouring Swarm. Face eaters are rarely found as solitary predators. Though they will hunt alone in lean times, they nest in groups of at least half a dozen, usually in tight, nigh-unreachable crevices. When faced with a large enough enemy, they will descend en masse and devour them whole, leaving nothing but a bile-drenched skeleton.

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