Fairy 5e | Monster Guide for D&D

The Feywild is home to many fantastic peoples, including fairies. Fairies are a wee folk, but not nearly as much so as their pixie and sprite friends. The first fairies spoke Elvish, Goblin, or Sylvan, and encounters with human visitors prompted many of them to learn Common as well.

Infused with the magic of the Feywild, most fairies look like Small elves with insectile wings, but each fairy has a special physical characteristic that sets the fairy apart. For your fairy, roll on the Fey Characteristics table or choose an option from it. You’re also free to come up with your own characteristic if none of the suggestions below fit your character.

Fey Characteristics

d8 Characteristic

1 Your wings are like those of a bird.

2 You have shimmering, multicolored skin.

3 You have exceptionally large ears.

4 A glittering mist constantly surrounds you .

5 You have a small spectral horn on your forehead, like a little unicorn horn.

6 Your legs are insectile.

7 You smell like fresh brownies.

8 A noticeable, harmless chill surrounds you.

Fairy Traits

As a fairy, you have the following racial traits.

Creature Type. You are a Fey.

Size. You are Small.

Speed. Your walking speed is 30 feet.

Fairy Magic. You know the druidcraft cantrip. Starting at 3rd level, you can cast the faerie fire spell with this trait. Starting at 5th level, you can also cast the enlarge/reduce spell with this trait. Once you cast faerie fire or enlarge reduce with this trait, you can’t cast that spell with it again until you finish a long rest. You can also cast either of those spells using any spell slots you have of the appropriate level.

Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells when you cast them with this trait (choose when you select this race).

Flight. Because of your wings, you have a flying speed equal to your walking speed. You can’t use this flying speed if you’re wearing medium or heavy armor.

Frequently Asked Question of Fairy

The Fairy is a very interesting creature, although it can sometimes seem very confusing. Here are some answers to common questions about this creature;

1. Is Fairy A Playable Race 5e?

Fairies don’t have any subraces in dnd 5e, and they use the newer “lineage” format rather than the classic “race” format so we aren’t really dealing with your ability scores.

2. How Small Is A Fairy 5e?

Your size is tiny as a pixies and medium as a giant. Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet, and your base flying speed is 25 feet. Pixie form is the most well known form.

3. What DND Book Has The Fairy Race?

Fairy race can be found in the sourcebook of Mordenkainen’s Monster of the Multiverse, and its full details are detailed in the book.

4. Can Fairy Fly In DND?

Their flight isn’t quite the same as the fly spell though as the spell gives the target a flight speed of 60 feet while the fairy has a fly speed equal to their walking speed. This will be slower by default, but could be higher if they have a sufficient bonus to their walking speed.

5. Can A Fairy Use A Longbow 5e?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to reliably use a longbow which can certainly impact your damage output.

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